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Farm Crew 2022 - Full and Part Time available at Quackenbush Farm - 14616

Job Title: 
Farm Crew 2022 - Full and Part Time available
Quackenbush Farm
29009 SE Heiple Rd
97022 Eagle Creek , OR
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

We are an established small/mid-scale diversified farm outside of Portland, Oregon with an emphasis on organic, annual vegetable production for direct-to-consumer and a slowly growing list of wholesale customers. We vend at 3 farmer’s markets per week, a small on-site farm stand, and sell to restaurants and school districts. We are a small team that work closely together on a daily basis to grow high quality, organic produce for our customers. We are passionate about our craft and value hard work, sweat, sore muscles, but most importantly, work/life balance.

We are seeking to fill multiple full and part time farm crew positions, to start in the Spring of 2022. These positions will be part of a small team responsible for most day-to-day operations of the farm.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Perform day to day field operations, including propagation, field preparation, planting, weeding and cultivation, pest and disease management, and harvest.
Perform post-harvest processing duties such as sorting, washing, bunching, packing orders, and food safety.
Vending at our farmer’s markets.
Other duties include record keeping, irrigation installation and repair, trellising, field walks and crop observations, cleaning and farm maintenance, and various odd jobs like light carpentry, repair, etc.

Education & Experience: 

At least one season of prior vegetable farming or equivalent experience.
Physically able to endure repetitive motions such as stooping, squatting, and reaching, lifting 50lbs, and ability to work in all weather conditions.
Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
A personal interest in sustainable agriculture.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in a kitchen/food service environment, or a similar small-team environment where speed, efficiency, and attention to detail are essential.
Desired Personal Traits:
Strong communication skills and the ability to set clear expectations, provide constructive feedback, and be respectful in a small team environment.
Able to balance attention to detail with speed and efficiency, and understand when to lean one way or the other.
Safety conscious.
Able to work independently without supervision, and able to ask questions when clarification is needed.

Schedule
We are looking to hire a position as soon as April 1st, and will finish at the end of October. This is a full time or part time seasonal position,

Compensation is $13.50/hr to start.

Application Instructions: 

Please reach out to us at quackenbushfarm@gmail.com if interested, with a copy of your resume, at least 3 references, and a cover letter summarizing your interest in the position and how your experience relates to it.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture