Vegetable Crew Member

Website Open Field Farm

We are seeking an enthusiastic, thoughtful and hard working person to join the crew on our family farm. Open Field Farm is a diversified biodynamic farm, raising mixed vegetables and flowers, herbs, corn, grain, grass fed beef, lamb, and laying hens for our 100-member CSA program in Petaluma, California. We cultivate 8 acres in annual vegetable production, plus 2 high tunnels, and grow more than 150 varieties of crops year round.

Season:

·      Mid March to mid December

Schedule:

·      Monday to Friday:  7am to 5pm

·      1 hour unpaid lunch: noon to 1 pm

·      Monthly weekend chores in a rotation with other crew

Compensation:

·      $13/hour

·      A full CSA membership, including vegetables, grain, beef, and eggs

·      Housing offered with no additional rent or utility payments

Job Description:

·      Work will be in the fields and hoop houses, assisting with the production of market vegetables. It will include but not be limited to: Seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating, and harvesting of a wide variety of vegetables and flowers.

·      Introduction to tractor safety and a possibility for some tractor work.

·      Maintenance of the grounds, including perennial gardens and the barnyard areas.

Qualifications:

·      Enthusiastic about farm work, ability to problem solve, and enjoys being part of a team.

·      Previous agricultural experience required

·      Good physical condition for extended amounts of outdoor labor in all seasons and all weather (able to bend, sit, squat, rake, shovel, lift 50 lbs, and carry).

·      Must be reliable and timely.

·      Able to operate tools and mechanical equipment safely.

How to apply:

·      Please send us your resume and cover letter explaining what brought you to agriculture and what interests you about working at Open Field Farm.

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