Organic Farmer

Website Flying V Farm

Organic worker-owned production farm

Do you love to work outside in a collaborative and hardworking environment? Are you excited about organic and sustainable farming? Flying V Farm is a certified organic production farm in Placerville, CA. We grow ~2 acres of row crops (vegetables & flowers) and another ~5 acres of perennial fruits (blueberries, table grapes, and apples). We are located just 5 minutes from downtown Placerville (population 10k), 45 minutes from downtown Sacramento and just over an hour from South Lake Tahoe. Our markets include farmer’s markets, regional grocery stores, a regional food hub, restaurants, and our onsite farm stand.

Flying V Farm is a worker-owned business. This means that any and all workers have the opportunity to be considered for ownership after 1,000 hours of paid work. Areas of interest for future owners include vegetable production, perennial fruit production & commercial kitchen/bakery/value-added production. We are happy to talk about this more with any interested applicants.

Job Description:

Begins March 1st, ends December 1st
Work daily in our annual vegetable field alongside our field production and harvest managers
Fieldwork: field preparation, transplanting, cultivation
Harvest & Post-harvest: harvesting, packing, processing with attention to high-quality standards
Farmer’s Market and Farm Stand: customer service and sales
Additional labor may include: propagation, perennial & orchard care, deliveries, general maintenance
Must be comfortable working in high temperatures and early mornings in the summer
40 hrs per week (5-6 days per week with Sundays off)
Option for housing included (large, modern trailer with AC, heating, kitchen & bathroom; will consider couples)

Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate has a positive attitude with the ability to receive feedback. They are able to work in all types of weather and enjoy physical and manual labor. Working in the early mornings during the summer is a must. We are a production farm which means that being efficient and timely is incredibly important while performing daily tasks. This is a fast-paced work environment.

1+ year of organic farming and manual labor experience preferred
Perform physically demanding tasks and lift 50 pounds on a daily basis
Enjoy Farmer’s Market customer service
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Communicate as needed via text, phone, and email

If interested, please send a resume, statement of interest, and 2 professional references to info@flyingvfarmca.com

Statement of Interest prompts:

1. Why are you interested in small-scale production farming?
2. What are your life interests?
3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
4. Who are your heroes?

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