Front Porch Farm is a 110-acre diverse organic farm situated on the Russian River just 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg in Northern California. Each year we grow roughly 12 acres of vegetables and berries, 4 acres of cut flowers, 2 acres of Floriani flint corn, 15 acres of wine grapes, and maintain a plethora of fruit trees. With ecological farming principles at the heart of what we do, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land.
This position will ensure timely delivery of all Front Porch Farm products delivered throughout Sonoma County and the Bay Area. On Tuesdays, we will send a full 16’ refrigerated box truck to the East Bay and Sonoma County neighborhoods to deliver flower orders and weekly CSA shares. On Wednesdays, we will send a full 14’ box truck to San Francisco to deliver more flowers and restaurant orders.
The work schedule for this position will fluctuate with the volume of orders to be delivered and the production start time as it shifts with the seasons. Working hours will range from 8 hours to 12 hours each day. Opportunities to work on the farm on additional days may exist for the right candidate looking for more hours.
Hourly rate commensurate with experience driving large or delivery vehicles.
❏ Driving either a 14’ or 16’ box truck depending on delivery route, throughout Sonoma County and the Bay Area
❏ Following the best practices for safety, both on the road and while loading or unloading a truck
❏ Professional interactions with all Front Porch Farm accounts, including grocery stores, florists, restaurants, CSA site hosts, and distributors
❏ Obtaining customer signatures at required locations
❏ Communicate with Program Managers about any issues encountered throughout the day that impact delivery timing
❏ Leave CSA sites neat and tidy, with bins in the proper designated location
❏ Pick up CSA bins, flower buckets and wax boxes to bring back to the farm
❏ Unload the delivery truck upon return to the farm, and place all CSA bins, flower buckets and wax boxes in the proper location
❏ Minimum 3 years experience driving a large vehicle
❏ Valid CA state driver’s license
❏ Clean driving record
❏ Familiarity with using navigation systems
❏ Time management skills to ensure deliveries are made on schedule
❏ Physical ability to load and unload buckets and boxes up to 50 pounds
❏ Excellent work ethic— prompt, communicative, takes initiative
❏ Innate attention to detail
❏ Seeking team players who are generally easy-going by nature and who are motivated by a fast-paced environment
Our goal is to support team members in developing and deepening their skills, with opportunities to continue to grow with the farm over many seasons. If you are interested in joining the Front Porch Farm team, please email your resume, cover letter, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our website to learn more about what we do: www.fpfarm.com.