Farm hand/ Employee #1

I run a small farm business across three properties in Healdsburg. One of them is part of a Biodynamic winery and the other two are not certified. I use no chemicals and farm in a blend of intensive market gardening and Bob Cannard’s “Green String” natural process philosophy of 50% for humans and 50% for nature. I sell directly to restaurants and try to maintain a wide variety of specialty items like edible flowers and odd types of vegetables to keep both the chefs and myself entertained.

I’m looking for someone with gardening experience, preferably vegetable production and orchard care, to be my second in command in a team of two. Hours are flexible except on harvest and delivery days when we would work side by side to put together orders for delivery. Nov-June there is one delivery to SF per week, every Monday. July-October there are two deliveries per week, Monday and Thursday. The job requires a drivers license, as I plan to split the summer delivery shifts with my coworker.

Also required, the ability to lift 25-50lbs, a good work ethic, good humor in the face of a repetitive and sometimes hefty workload, clear communication skills, an eye for efficiency as well as detail. Pay will reflect experience in Agriculture/horticulture et al, with a starting rate of $15/hr and $60 per delivery. There is no farm housing, but there is private Russian river access, free vegetables and fruit (perhaps even eggs) and a very flexible schedule (as far as farming goes).

There is also the possibility of making this into a full time job, by combining it with openings currently available for landscaping and vegetable production at two of the properties under my care (to be decided by the owners of those properties).

I would like someone to start as soon as possible, late March, or May at the latest. The job will run well into November with the possibility to make it a year-round position, based on performance and interest.

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