2 Field Crew Positions on Diverse Produce and Flower Farm

Website Green Valley Community Farm

Community supported vegetable, flower, and herb farm

Green Valley Community Farm is a community supported farm along Green Valley Creek in West Sonoma County. We plant 4 acres of over 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs, berries and specialty crops for our 130 household Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Our goal is to provide abundant, sustainably grown local produce while inviting CSA members to build a relationship to the land, plants, people, and natural processes that provide their tables. Because all CSA pick-up and u-pick happens on the farm, crew members have the unique opportunity to interact with and get to know the community they’re feeding on the farm.

One of our favorite things about farming is working with a fun, supportive, hardworking team. We are looking for two people who are passionate about food and farming, who have experience on production vegetable farms or gardens, and who are able to keep a positive attitude and strong work ethic throughout a demanding and physical season. This is a great opportunity to learn-by-doing the ins-and-outs of small scale vegetable farming. Longer term positions may be available as the farms grows. Onsite housing is not available at this time. Applicants must have access to reliable transportation.

To apply, please tell us a bit about yourself and send your resume to greenvalleycommunityfarm@gmail.com.

TWO FIELD CREW POSITIONS

Position 1: Full-time, 40 hours a week, March 1st – December 17th
Position 2 (shorter season): 32 hours a week, April 1st – October 31st
Compensation: $15 / hr (plus farm produce, flowers, and herbs)

Our field crew is the backbone of the farm and helps us in all tasks from seed to harvest in growing food and flowers for 130 households. Spring tasks consist of prepping and establishing our u-pick gardens and vegetable fields, spreading compost and amendments, big greenhouse seedings, big transplantings, and prepping the barn for CSA pick-ups. June through October is peak harvest season and the weeks fall into a consistent rhythm of harvesting-washing-packing, running CSA pickups, weeding, flipping beds, and transplanting. September-December sees the big harvests (storage onions, carrots, potatoes, heirloom grain corn, winter squash), the establishing of our winter cover crop, and the buttoning up of the farm for winter.

Experience and Qualifications:

-Ideal applicants would have production farm or garden experience, or be serious about production farming and have experience in other demanding physical trades
-Grit, grace, and guffaws! The ability to maintain a positive attitude and stay on focused on long, hot, strenuous days
-Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly and engage in physical labor for long hours
-The ability to work while conversing
-Team player
-Reliable transportation

To apply for this job email your details to greenvalleycommunityfarm@gmail.com