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Experienced Farmer at Our Table Cooperative - 3882

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Experienced Farmer
Our Table Cooperative
13390 SW Morgan Rd
Sherwood, OR 97140
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Job Description: 

Our Table is a cooperative of farmers, producers and consumers working together to create a community based food system. Our farm is located 15 miles south of Portland and grows a mix of produce for our own on-farm grocery store and kitchen, as well as for CSA, restaurants and small grocery stores in and around the greater Portland area. We grow vegetables, berries, flowers, tree-fruit, chickens, and bees year-round and are looking for the right individual to join us!

We are seeking a full-time, experienced farmer to support vegetable production at the farm. Ideal candidates are self-motivated, detail oriented, enjoy working in a group, and are motivated to streamline workflow. The work is mostly physical, but requires a sharp mind, good judgment, and a great sense of humor. There are opportunities to participate in farm events, educational activities, and various other projects at the Cooperative.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Work with the Farm Manager and the rest of the team on the following:
+ Crop planning
+ Executing plantings
+ Irrigation scheduling
+ Coordinating field work with the rest of the crew
+ Coordinating harvests with the pack shed lead
+ Coordinating with the greenhouse lead
+ Record keeping and budgeting
+ Ordering supplies for field production
+ Greenhouse propagation, bed preparation and fertility, planting, cultivating, irrigating, harvesting, packing, and cleanup
+ Work may include deliveries and occasional driving off farm
+ Be an active participant in the governance of the cooperative
+ Other duties, as necessary

Education & Experience: 

+ 3+ years of prior farm work with small or medium scale mixed vegetable farms
+ Detail oriented and fast learner
+ Self-motivated and able to streamline workflow
+ Ability to work efficiently alone or in a group
+ Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work with a diverse group of people
+ Ability to keep clear, handwritten and electronic records
+ Positive attitude in all types of weather
+ Experience with a wide range of tools and equipment. Tractor experience a plus
+ Willingness to participate in a startup environment where it will be necessary to wear many “hats” at different times
+ Commitment to cooperative principals.
+ Organized and thorough
+ Sense of humor
+ Strong love of food, nutrition and healthy local economies
+ Experience driving a large delivery van a plus
+ Spanish language skills a plus
+ Experience with and/or interest in perennial crops and livestock a plus

Application Instructions: 

Candidates should write a short cover letter explaining their interest in the position and email it to accompanied by a resume and three references. Short-listed candidates will need to travel to the farm for a site visit and interviews at their own expense. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Complete details are available on our website at

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