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Website Flying V Farm

Organic worker-owned production farm

About the Farm:

Flying V Farm is a certified organic farm in Placerville, CA, located at 2,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. We are nestled between the American and Cosumnes Rivers with hot summers and chilly, icy winters. We intensively farm 3 acres of annual vegetables and flowers and tend 6 acres of perennial fruits with a new 1.5 acre orchard being planted in 2021. Through farming we intend to build soil, protect native species, and maintain a certain wild quality to the 60 acres we lease.

Our markets include an onsite farm stand, regional Co-op grocery stores, the Tahoe Food Hub, and other independent groceries and restaurants.

We currently have two owners and one assistant manager. Our business is structured as a worker-cooperative which means there are pathways for workers to become owners if it’s the right fit. We are happy to talk more about this in the interview.

For more information visit: www.flyingvfarmca.com or e-mail us at info@flyingvfarmca.com

Job Description:

We are looking to hire 2 workers from May-November.

Common tasks: Harvest, weeding, transplanting, greenhouse work, trellising, mulching, washing and packing, maintenance, weed whacking, driving deliveries, some larger more physical work such as blackberry removal or perennial plant installation.

Ideal candidate appreciates feedback and is looking to improve and grow their skills, enjoys group work and independent work, is communicative about their experience, needs, boundaries, enjoys working quickly and efficiently while being careful and focused in their work.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is reliable, responsive, motivated, and hopefully has a good sense of humor! We have a culture of communication and respect at Flying V and we hope to hire someone who shares similar values.

1 year of row-crop farming experience
Ability to work in (most) all weather conditions.
Be able to lift 50lbs and work comfortably with their body. Farming is a very physically demanding job and often requires continuous lifting, squatting, bending and carrying in challenging weather conditions (heat and cold).
Valid driver’s license. Experience driving a cargo van but not required.
Not required, but preferred–an interest in working cooperatively. We are a worker-owned and operated farm and we would like to hire employees with the hope that they will become candidates for membership/partnership at Flying V Farm.

 

Pay/benefits/basic expectations:

$13-$14/hr based on experience
Workers compensation.
Flying V Farm Membership consideration after equivalent of one full-time year of work.
Veggies & fruits
Potential for housing
~35-40 hrs per week, no weekend work
Commitment through the season

Next Steps:

Please email a resume with two references in addition to a brief statement about your interest in agriculture and Flying V Farm to info@flyingvfarmca.com.

Applications due by 4/1

To apply for this job email your details to info@flyingvfarmca.com