Website Riverhill Farm
Riverhill Farm is now accepting applications for full-time farm employees for the 2020 season. Riverhill Farm is a thriving farm located on twenty acres located near the Yuba River just three miles from the town of Nevada City. We are a small, interdependent group working together to grow beautiful produce, and to enhance the life of our community through healthy food, a healthy and diverse ecosystem, and by maintaining a farm that is open to the public. The majority of our produce is sold within ten miles of the farm, and all of it is sold within Nevada County. Our markets include two farmers’ markets, our farm stand at the farm which includes u-pick berries, our local natural foods co-op, and restaurants. In place of a traditional CSA we have utilize a Friend of the Farm program to support the farm and provide customer flexibility and choice.
New employees will be joining an existing crew that has worked on the farm for two to three years. Together with the farmer all farm employees at Riverhill Farm work to fulfill the core responsibilities of running a successful farm. The preferred applicant will have at least one full year of experience in agricultural production. At a minimum applicants should have experience in settings demonstrating a capacity for physical labor in challenging situations. An applicant should be internally motivated to help operate a diversified organic production system, and be able to work independently with close attention to quality and detail. Familiarity with farm machinery and equipment operations is a plus but not required.
We are looking for at least one person to start approximately March 1st, and two persons to start approximately May 1st with work ending in November. Employees are paid hourly for all hours worked (we aim for a forty hour work week) Monday through Friday and, in rotation with the rest of the crew, one farmers’ market per month on a Saturday. Housing is available, and pay will start at the California minimum wage of $12/hour. To apply, please send a detailed letter of interest and a complete resume, including at least three references (preferably farming related) to firstname.lastname@example.org. All qualified applicants will receive a reply. A farm visit is highly recommended. More information about our farm can be found on our website at www.riverhillfarm.com, and you can find photos of the farm via the Riverhill Farm Facebook page and on Instagram @riverhillfarmers.
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