Come join our team! We are looking for two new farm crew members. One full time position and one part time position.
Both positions will help plant, harvest, pack and deliver organic tomatoes, baby greens, mix veg and flowers to our Island Community and Beyond. As well as help at local farmers market.
Full Time Applicant Schedule:
Work: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday (Tuesday and Fridays off) 40 hours a week. 8-5.
April- end of October
Part Time Applicant Schedule:
1. Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday (Farmers Market) (Monday, Tuesday, Friday off) 32 hours a week. 8-5
June- end of September
Mama Bird Farm is a 5 acre organic vegetable farm located on San Juan Island in Washington State.
We specialize in growing primarily heirloom tomatoes and baby greens, with a smaller focus on english cucumbers, mixed veggies and cut flowers. We are looking for a highly motivated, positive, detail oriented and strong team member.
Ideal candidates can work hard physically inside a warm hoop house as well as outdoors in all weather, work alone or on a team, aware of surroundings and job details, work while they talk, and values a positive work environment.
The Crew, Farm and Community:
Mama Bird is managed by Mara and Lars, with 2-3 seasonal farm crew positions. We are a family farm, with Mara’s parents and sister living close by. There are dogs, horses and a good movement of kind friends and family surrounding the work environment. San Juan Island is a beautiful place to live with a close community, tourist town in the summer, and gorgeous ocean and sea life surrounding.
This position is a field crew/ post harvest washing/ packing/ delivery position.
Pruning/ harvesting tomatoes
Planting/ harvesting/ washing baby greens (cut with specialized cutter *Harvestar)
Field preparation/ transplanting/ harvesting cut flowers
Irrigation, drip, over- head and spraying with organic spray (pyganic)
Monitoring crops for weeds, harvest, proper irrigation
Assist at weekend farmers markets (2 shifts per month)
Deliver produce to local restaurants and grocery stores
Drive and operate tractor
End of year clean up
Ability to lift 30 pounds repeatedly
Valid Drivers Licence (transportation to get you to work)
Ability to take direction and stay on task
Work quickly and efficiently
Ability to work and talk at same time
Ability to recognize plant health and needs of the farm
Attentive to the care of equipment and all life on the farm
Communication skills and ability to transfer information to others
Social skills/ kindness- while on delivery and farmers market
Hourly rate $15 as well as produce and flowers from the farm.
Employees who return for multiple seasons will receive an annual performance-based raise
Work Schedule/ details:
Work starts at 8:00am to 5:00 pm with an unpaid 45 min to hour lunch break.
Show up ready to work, breakfast on your own time.
Bring your own lunch and snacks
Hat, water bottle, sunscreen etc.
Clothes to get dirty in, clothes for all weather, clean clothes for washing and delivery
Timeliness. We ask that you are on time and ready to work by 8 am
No- thank you’s:
No dogs at work - don’t ask please
No drinking or drugs on job
No SMOKING- cigarettes cause disease problems for tomatoes ( you cannot smoke cigarettes at all if you apply for this job)