Website Be Here Farm + Nature
Be Here Farm + Nature is a boutique hospitality destination rooted deeply in Nature. We are located at the peak of Spring Mountain, straddling the County line between Napa and Sonoma, 15 minutes outside St. Helena and 45 minutes outside of Santa Rosa as well as the city of Napa. Be Here will feature 8 guest cottages, a 300-acre Nature sanctuary, as well as a world-class restaurant and spa—all of which will be open to overnight guests once construction is complete. At the heart of this experience sits our Biodynamic farm, which already exists, and is the focus of the rest of this job posting.
We are seeking to add one, full time (40 hrs/week) team member to our current farm team, which is comprised of our Farm Director and 3 farm hands.
We are seeking a hard working, reliable, pleasant, honest, motivated, and passionate person to join our team. The open position is for a “farm hand/production assistant”.
The farm hand/ production assistant will help maintain a highly diversified (over 200 crops) farm with fruit trees, berries, vegetables, herbs, flowers, chickens, and perennial insectaries. We are currently cultivating about 1.5 acres. In addition, the farm hand/production assistant will assist with production and sales of our value-added product line.
Some examples of tasks/goals you might execute on the farm are: bed making, soil building, seed starting, transplanting, plant care, perennial plant care and harvesting, greenhouse growing, drip irrigation, weeding, fertilizing, mulching, biodynamic prep making and application, and harvesting
The position will have a strong emphasis on preparing food for processing (dehydrating produce and herbs, infusing and macerating medicinal and culinary herbs and fruits, bottling and labeling value added products) There will also be a focus on direct to consumer and online sales and shipping products. At certain times of the year, producing and selling our products will be the focus of the job position.
We attend a farmers’ market on Friday mornings and this involves processing, packing and transporting vegetables to preserve their fresh-from-the-field quality. There is also the potential to work at our booth at the market on Friday mornings as well.
The most important attributes are enthusiasm about the work, commitment to learning, and a willingness to work hard. We do appreciate some background in organic farming and gardening. Farm hands should be enthusiastic about food production and preparation. Clear and honest communication are very important to us. We are seeking someone who is reliable and dependable, an individual with fantastic customer service skills, and someone who is able to work independently and efficiently.
· The farm hand position is available to begin March 1, 2020
· Full time Mon – Fri. 40 hrs/week.
· The position pays $20/hr. and includes PTO and paid holidays, and produce from the farm. There is a lot of room to grow with this company if it’s a good fit.
· Note: This position does not include housing, and is ideally suited for someone who is currently living in Sonoma or Napa County.
Candidate needs to:
1) Have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and a clean driving record
2) Enjoy learning
3) Have a fantastic attitude
4) Be a team player and take direction very well
5) Be comfortable speaking English
6) Be able to lift 40lbs comfortably above their head
7) Love working hard
8) Love working outside
Highly prized attributes:
1.) An interest in Biodynamic agriculture
2.) An open mind and heart
5.) Knowledge of basic permaculture principles
6.) Interest in sustainable/holistic lifestyle
7.) Ability to operate farm equipment
8.) Interest in herbal medicine and medicine making
We have an incredible team and we work in a breathtaking setting. To learn more about our project check out our instagrams @beherefarm and @beherefarmer.
Please, only email us if you have a cover letter that introduces yourself, a resume and at least 2-3 references. Other emails will be ignored. Please send all emails to Eytan@beherefarm.com.
We hope to meet you soon, and thank you for your interest.
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