Farm Hand

Website Coyote Family Farm

FARM DESCRIPTION

Coyote Family Farm is a 2-acre intensive market garden located in central Sonoma County. We use ecological, low-till methods to grow a diverse array of produce for our farm share (CSA), farmers market, and some local wholesale. We also grow a small quantity of flowers, and raise a small flock of laying hens. The farm is located on a larger property of beautiful pastureland and oak and bay forest. We emphasize quality and consistency, efficiency, a positive work environment and good communication. We love the challenge of continuous improvement of the whole farm system for the well-being of the land, the people who work here, and the farm business.

The farm property is also home to families with kids and other non-farm employees, and we enjoy some community activities like monthly potlucks and meetings, weekly meditation, and other events.

Compensation includes hourly wage, housing, and produce and eggs.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a full-time position March-November, working with the field manager and farm manager/owner. Farm hands performing a full spectrum of farm tasks: harvest and packing, bed preparation, greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, direct seeding, running irrigation, deliveries, working farmer’s market, cleaning packing/storage areas, pest management, maintaining records. Also work in the egg operation: Feeding, monitoring, moving coop/fencing, cleaning, collecting eggs, maintaining systems. Weekend work (farmers market, chicken chores, some harvest, greenhouse watering) is performed on a rotation to give some weekends completely free.

There is the potential for the right person to take on management of an area of farm operations; particularly the egg operation and/or greenhouse management, in addition to working on the crew.

We eat lunch together daily. We have weekly team meetings and monthly or bi-monthly performance review meetings to organize our work efforts and stay in good communication.

WORK EXPERIENCE/SKILLS DESIRED

We are looking for a farm hand who:

Has some experience with agriculture and produce.

Is clear in their desire and ability to work full-time on a market farm for an entire growing season.

Has experience with manual and outdoor labor is able to perform energetically in a variety of weather conditions.

Can lift 30lb regularly and 50lb occasionally without strain.

Performs repetitive tasks with consistent quality, speed, and good humor.

Contributes curiosity and initiative as relates to the farm operation.

We also value open and clear communication and the ability to both listen to and provide feedback.

TO APPLY:

Please email sonya@coyotefamilyfarm.com with your resume, 3 professional references, and a brief description of why you are interested in the position.

To apply for this job email your details to sonya@coyotefamilyfarm.com