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Posted: February 13, 2019 | Location: Healdsburg, California

About Us: Front Porch Farm is a 110-acre diverse organic farm situated on the Russian River just 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg in Northern California. Each year we grow roughly 10 acres of vegetables and berries, 4 acres of cut flowers, 3 acres of Floriani flint corn, 14 acres of wine grapes and a maintain a plethora of fruit trees. At our neighboring property—Acorn Ranch—we also raise heritage pork and lamb. With ecological farming principles at the heart of what we do, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land.  At Front Porch Farm the days are long and the tasks are strenuous, so we aim to build a team with strong work ethic that supports each other in maintaining a positive & healthy working environment. We strive to find the delicate balance between working hard and having fun. Our community is bilingual and multicultural, and some of our farm’s core values are inclusivity and connection across these lines. We work 40-50 hours per week on the farm with occasional weekend responsibilities. Vegetable Crew Member: Full- TimeAbout: We grow year-round to supply our produce at 3-4 weekly Farmer’s Markets in San Rafael and Healdsburg, and to chefs and grocery stores through our local wholesaler F.E.E.D Sonoma. Some of our standout crops include strawberries, heirloom & cherry tomatoes, lettuces, sweet peppers, and garlic. We specialize in heat loving crops in the summer and utilize storage crops and season extension techniques to have a bounty throughout all four seasons. We are committed to exceptionally high-quality product, crop diversity, and efficient growing practices that build and nurture the soil. Primary Responsibilities: Harvesting!Post- Harvest Handling: washing, sorting, packing, deliveringFieldwork: planting, weeding, mulching, spraying and moreGreenhouse work: sowing, thinning, potting upRotating weekend work: Farmer’s Markets, U-Picks, occasional on-farm events Desired Skills & Experience: 1-3 years’ experience working on a production farm (No experience necessary)Ability to hustle!Innate attention to detailSeeking team players who are generally easy-going by nature More Info:Our goal is to support team members in developing and deepening their skills, with opportunities to continue to grow with the farm. Starting compensation begins at $12/hr (DOE). Included is all of the produce you can eat as well as discounts on meat and wine! If you are interested joining the Front Porch Farm team, please email your resume, cover letter, and references to eliza@fpfarm.com and visit our website to learn more about what we do: www.fpfarm.com. 

Posted: February 8, 2019 | Location: Slocomb, Alabama

The South’s only Organic Dairy/Processer looking for a full time milker (4-1/2 day a week), calf raiser and field work helper in silage times.  No tobacco products, drug free farm, housing available. Pay according to experience. E mail rinske@workingcowsdairy.com. For more info on the farm www.workingcowsdairy.com.

Posted: February 4, 2019 | Location: Petaluma, California

Sausalito Springs is a small family owned, certified organic farm in Petaluma, CA that has been growing high quality watercress since 1988. Sausalito Springs has two open positions for full-time Farm Crew Members to join our team beginning mid-January 2019. We are seeking crew members who can commit to working through Thanksgiving. This is a full-time position, 40 hours/ week, 5 days a week. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Harvesting, Washing and packing watercress Irrigation systems management Cleaning and maintenance of production and packing areas Maintenance of grounds Requirements:2+ years of farm experience Operate a weed whacker Landscaping & Carpentry Experience, a plus Compensation:DOE pay scale starts at $15/hour We offer two weeks of paid vacation and a stipend for health insurance after 90 days of employment Please email a resume to sausalitosprings@gmail.com to apply.

Posted: February 4, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: January 30, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: January 30, 2019 | Location: Reno, Nevada

The Desert Farming Initiative at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill a full-time Administrative Faculty position as the Farm Production Manager. This position will be an integral component of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. The Farm Production Manager (FPM) will directly report to, and work closely with the Program Manager. The position will oversee, manage, coordinate, and execute the production and harvest of all vegetable and fruit crop operations at two field station sites for the UNR Desert Farming Initiative. The incumbent will be responsible for organizing and managing all farm employees, including the Assistant Farm Manager, farm employees, student employees, interns, and volunteers. Working closely with the Program Manager, the Farm Production Manager will develop crop plans, implement a pest management plan, soil fertility and crop nutrition plan, and research and order agricultural products as needed. The incumbent will install, develop, and maintain drip and overhead irrigation infrastructure, and is responsible for executing all crop irrigation requirements. The incumbent executes all tractor work with precision; oversees and insures the proper management of all tractor equipment; and may be required to research new and innovated precision row crop equipment for demonstration. In addition, the incumbent will work closely with the DFI Education Program Coordinator, and Program Manager to implement and execute the farm’s Food Safety plan, Good Agricultural Practice certification, and greenhouse organic certification. The DFI has three primary goals: provide an educational program in sustainable farming systems for desert climates; provide research and hands-on educational experience to UNR faculty, students, the agricultural industry and community; and demonstrate working agricultural systems in desert climates. The Farm Production Manager will play a critical role in achieving these goals on the ground and maintaining a highly productive farm that serves these goals to the highest capacity. The Farm Production Manager will also be expected to contribute to the innovation of advancing DFI farming systems with alternative and sustainable practices. In addition, the position will participate in workshops and community outreach held at the Desert Farming Initiative. Required QualificationsA high school diploma and four years of related work experience; OR an associate degree with three years of related work experience; OR a bachelor’s degree with two years of related work experience; OR a master’s degree with one year of related work experience. Related work experience: in a farm management level position including farm supervisor, assistant farm manager, farm manager, or owner for a vegetable and or fruit farm; in diversified row crop farming systems; or working on an educational, research, or demonstration farm. Preferred QualificationsAn agriculture or natural resources related bachelor’s degree, with at least 4 years of farm management employment on a diversified row crop vegetable and fruit farm. The ideal will also obtain years of experience working in lower level positions on a farm, such as a farm intern, field worker, crew leader, or assistant farm manager. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the skills and ability to immediately take over the day to day farm operations and lead the farm team to successfully produce a diversity of crop on 4-5 acres in year one. Additional preferred qualifications include candidates with proven experience in managing soil fertility and pesticide programs. Please follow this link for the official job announcement and application process. https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Farm-Production-Manager--Desert-Farming-Initiative--DFI-_R0114246-1

Posted: January 22, 2019 | Location: Cayucos, California

Organic avocado farm located in a secluded canyon on the central coast of California. Job includes weeding, pest management, picking, irrigation, and pruning. Pay commensurate with experience. Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc. all a plus!!

Posted: January 8, 2019 | Location: Soquel, California

Local (Santa Cruz area) organic seedling business is looking for employees who can work full time starting in late January/February. Job includes all aspects of greenhouse production, farmers markets, and deliveries. Pay starts at $15/hour. Please respond by email: gporganics@yahoo.com.

Posted: January 3, 2019 | Location: Wells, Vermont

Seeking person to be responsible for day to day operations in our creamery.  Certified organic, 100% grass-fed a2a2 Jersey herd, selling raw and pasteurized milk, yogurt, skyr, butter, gelato and ghee. Housing provided. Experience preferred but not required. A passion for dairy processing is required, with organization skills, attention to detail and cleanliness. 

Posted: January 2, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: December 21, 2018 | Location: ,

Job Description: Community FarmerPosition: Community Farmer Status: Regular, Full‐Time, Non‐Exempt Hours: 40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday. Evenings, weekends, and holidays on occasion. Reports to: Assistant Vegetable Production Manager Position Overview The Community Farmer will support the operational teams with the cultivation, development, maintenance and follow through of projects within the following five organically maintained production areas: vegetables, food forest, vineyard, chicken runs, and composting program. About Coastal Roots FarmCoastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom. Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, donation-based Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and direct donations to food insecure communities in North County San Diego as well as local hunger relief organizations. Through volunteering, school visits, agricultural festivals, and other community programs, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other. Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 20 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2015. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following: Production Areas:• Support crop production on the farm in all land-based areas of production, including pest management, greenhouse propagation, transplanting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. • Support infrastructure development, irrigation, farm maintenance, cleanliness and organization, distribution efforts, occasional deliveries, and farm stand shifts. • Lead volunteers as needed. • Collect data and support organized record keeping. • Support resource development for department as needed. • Support chicken operation and chicken run upkeep and care. • Incorporate Jewish agricultural practices into the development and management of the departments. Education and Events:• Assist in implementation of farm education and events.• Host guests and lead occasional tours, highlighting our practices. • Provide support for Coastal Roots Farm programs and events. General Administration:• Participate in regular staff meetings. Required Qualifications and Experiences The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience or a relevant college degree, especially within the fields of organic/ecological Agriculture focused on vegetable production, agroforestry, viticulture, and poultry operations. • Passion for interacting with, educating, and leading a diversity of community participants, volunteers and staff of varied ages and backgrounds. • Knowledge and passion for community farming, food justice, food systems development, etc. • Strong knowledge of agricultural equipment use and safety. • Cooperative, service‐oriented attitude and ability to work independently and take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion. • Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship development skills. • Ability to be open and flexible to new ways of working with diverse communities. • Creative skills and ability to experiment to attain new, better strategies, approaches, and solutions to challenges. • Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team environment. • Strong work ethic and ability to perform strenuous physical labor in inclement weather. • Intermediate computer skills and some proficiency in Microsoft Office. • Detail oriented. • A valid driver’s license. Preferred Qualifications and Experience • Familiarity of organic certification and/or experience with ecological agriculture. • Food safety training. • Technical knowledge and familiarity with irrigation construction, troubleshooting, and repair. • Knowledge of species and climate specific to Southern California. • Knowledge of Greenhouse production systems. • Experience as an agricultural or environmental educator. • Familiarity with Jewish agricultural or arboreal concepts, texts, and traditions. • Project management experience. • Training in active listening and constructive communication techniques such as Non‐Violent Communication, meeting facilitation, etc. • Understanding of working within a non-profit organization. • Experience working within production enterprises while simultaneously hosting the public and supporters in a community farm, experiential setting. Reporting RelationshipReports directly to the Vegetable Production Coordinator. Compensation Salary commensurate with experience. Coastal Roots Farm offers a competitive benefits package. Typical Working Conditions This is an agricultural laborer position. Community Farmers will work outdoors conducting a variety of tasks, often times repetitive and under the supervision of a multitude of coordinators. There will be exposure to Southern California outside temperatures, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, and loud noises. Essential Physical Tasks The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Continuous walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting and pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., cutting and carrying. Equipment Used Tractor, bobcat, Kubota RTV, delivery van, farm truck, hand and power tools, post-harvest packing line equipment, pressure washer, pallet jacks and carts, computer/laptop, and tablet/iPad. Application Process Please visit our website, https://coastalrootsfarm.org/the-farm/#job-opportunities and click on the View and Apply for Open Positions link to apply online. Coastal Roots Farm is an equal opportunity employer. 

Posted: December 21, 2018 | Location: Encinitas, California

Job Description: Distribution Support & Community FarmerPosition: Distribution Support & Community Farmer Status: Regular, Full‐Time, Non-exempt Hours: 40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday weekends, and holidays on occasion. Reports to: Impact and Evaluation Manager Position OverviewCoastal Roots Farm is seeking a full‐time, year‐round Distribution Support and Community Farmer to support our efforts to grow and share fresh fruits and vegetables with the community. The Distribution Support and Community Farmer will be responsible for supporting all distribution tasks, while also playing a key role in our Farm vegetable production operations. This position will report to the Impact and Evaluation Manager, but work closely with the Farm Manager, Post-Harvest and Distribution Coordinator, and the Vegetable Production Coordinator to support both production and distribution efforts. As a key “face” of Coastal Roots Farm, this role requires a radically welcoming and outgoing individual, with a passion for food and sustainable farming, in addition to technical farming and administrative skills. About Coastal Roots FarmCoastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom. Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, donation-based Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and direct donations to food insecure communities in North County San Diego as well as local hunger relief organizations. Through volunteering, school visits, agricultural festivals, and other community programs, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other. Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 20 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2015. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:  Distribution (65% of role)Implementing distribution efforts, including market setup/breakdown, produce deliveries, sales and operations, customer service and relationsAssisting the Impact and Evaluation Manager with Distribution related data entry, including in Square and SalesforceAssisting with the implementation of quality control SOP’s for produce and food distribution areas/vehicles, including the cleaning and organizing all distribution vehicles and spacesAssisting the Post-Harvest and Distribution Coordinator at the post-harvest wash station, in preparation for the distributionsOther Farm programs, events and communication support as needed at the discretion of supervisors Production (35% of role)Assisting the production team with production tasks, including harvests in all production areas.Support pest management, greenhouse propagation, transplanting, weeding watering and harvestingSupport chicken run upkeep, care and, when time permits, processing of eggs on market daysIrrigation infrastructure repair and operationsCollect data and support organized record keepingSupport resource development for different departments as neededIncorporate Jewish agricultural practices into the development and management of the departmentsParticipate in regular staff meetingsHost guests and lead occasional tours, highlighting our practices Required Qualifications and ExperiencesThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Outstanding communication skillsSuperb internal and external customer service abilitiesImpeccable interpersonal skills and ability to create authentic relationships with peopleKnowledge and passion for Jewish community farming, food justice, or food systems development, etc.High level of responsibility, reliability, motivation and a willingness to learnFlexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team environmentStrong organizational skillsStrong eye for visual design and presentationStrong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft OfficeAbility to lift heavy boxesA valid and clean driver’s license, experience driving a delivery truck preferredMust be available to work as scheduled, with some seasonal fluctuation, as neededAt least 2-3 years of relevant agricultural work experience and or relevant college degree in organic vegetable production, agroforestry, or viticulturePassion for interacting with, educating and leading a diversity of community participants, volunteers and staff of varied ages and backgrounds.Strong knowledge related to safe use of agricultural tools and equipmentFlexibility and willingness to take on a verity of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team environmentStrong work ethic and ability to perform strenuous repetitive physical labor tasks in inclement weather Preferred Qualifications and Experience Two or more years of experience working at an organic vegetable farm, CSA and farm marketTwo or more years of retail or customer service experience, food retail or farmers marketsBilingual (English/Spanish)Food safety trainingUnderstanding of recordkeeping related to Organic certification and ecological agricultureTechnical knowledge and familiarity of irrigation construction, troubleshooting and repairKnowledge of species and climate specific to Southern CaliforniaProject management experienceUnderstanding of working within nonprofit organizationsFamiliarity with Jewish agricultural or arboreal concepts, texts, and traditionsTraining in active listening and constructive communication techniques such as Non-Violent Communication, meeting facilitation, etc. Reporting RelationshipReports directly to the Impact and Evaluation Manager Compensation Wage is commensurate with experience. Coastal Roots Farm offers a competitive benefits package Typical Working Conditions The Distribution Support and Community Farmer will work indoors and outdoors. The position must be capable of moving objects and vehicles as needed. There will be exposure to Southern California outside temperatures, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, and loud noises. Essential Physical Tasks The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Continual walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting and pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., cutting and carrying Equipment Used Delivery van, Kubota RTV, farm truck, hand tools (for harvest work), Post-harvest packing line, Pressure washer, Pallet jacks and carts, computer/laptop, and tablet/iPad Application Process Please go to https://coastalrootsfarm.org/the-farm/#job-opportunities and click on the View and Apply for Open Positions link to apply online Coastal Roots Farm is an equal opportunity employer. 

Posted: December 17, 2018 | Location: Blachly, Oregon

Horton Road Organics, located in the Oregon coast range, integrates education, sustainable food production and community events throughout our main season, April through October. The farm organically grows over 30 varieties of crops that supply a small CSA, three farmers markets, several restaurants and a number of local natural food stores. Each season, our farm welcomes a crew that includes farming apprentices and managers. For the 2019 farming season, Horton Road Organics is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager. This person will work closely with the Farm Manager to provide support for all areas of the farm operation. We are looking for someone who is an efficient, skilled harvester and a competent teacher, communicator and leader. JOB TITLE: Assistant Farm Manager ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Day-to-day farm work a. Sow/plant, harvest, cultivate b. Wash and pack produce c. Instruct, direct and supervise apprentices; Lead group work tasks 2. Community Living a. Coordinate group meetings b. Facilitate positive group dynamics and conflict resolution 3. Farmers Markets a. Manage weekly markets as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: • Two seasons of row crop farming experience • Capacity to meet minimum harvest rates • Teaching skills; Communication & conflict resolution skills • Ability to work under pressure • Valid Driver’s License (drive “box truck” type vehicles and/or manual transmission) COMPENSATION:• Hourly rate based on experience, plus bonuses • Room and board; Private yurt and shared kitchen • Additional pay for Saturday farmers markets TIME COMMITMENT: • April 1 - October 31 (possible reduced hours in April and October) • 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, plus some Saturday markets To apply for this position, please send your information to Bill Booth at hortonroadorganics@gmail.com. We will review your information and get back to you. The position will remain open until filled. In addition to sending your resume and farming references, please answer the following. What draws you to our farm?What are your own long term goals in the field of sustainable agriculture?What is your teaching/instructing experience? Describe your teaching style and how you help different kinds of learners or students who are struggling?What kind of group living experience have you had? What do you contribute to a residential community? How have you dealt with conflict in these settings?Are you available for the full season April – October? Yes_____ No _____(if No, please explain:)What are your ideal hours per week you prefer to work? (We generally work 40 hours/ week, but also have optional farmers markets outside those hours. Early and late in the season, hours can be considerably less.)Every year we teach a new inexperienced crew to achieve minimum harvest rates. Do you know your own rates of vegetable harvest? Give us some specific examples:Please share anything else you’d like us to know about you.