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Farmer at The Cloverleaf Farm - 5550

Job Title: 
Farmer
The Cloverleaf Farm
627 Lessley Pl
Davis, CA 95616-4009
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

The Cloverleaf is hiring farmers and farm-assistants for the 2019 season. The start date is flexible, between March and May. Full and part-time positions are available (20-55 hours/week) and compensation is between $12-14 per hour, depending on experience. Scheduling may vary with the season and is flexible depending on your availability.

Our goal at the Cloverleaf Farm is to produce excellent fruit while improving our soil, our environment, and our local community. Our vision is to create a thriving farm-ecosystem, burgeoning with insects, wildlife, and soil microorganisms, that minimizes water and energy consumption, as well as other external inputs. We believe in treating ourselves and our customers with care, and we strive to explore innovative farming ideas, foster creativity, and provide an educational forum for the community. As our farm continues to expand and diversify, we will develop new markets to further integrate the farm into our local food system. We have lots of ideas and plenty of work to do -- and we could use your help!

The Cloverleaf Farm is operated by three partners -- Katie Fyhrie, Kaitlin Oki and Emma Torbert. The farm currently manages a four-acre stone fruit orchard, an acre of mixed annual and perennial crops, a small citrus grove, and several native-plant hedgerows. We market our fruit and fruit-based value-added products to customers throughout the Sacramento and Bay Area regions via a number of grocery stores, farmers markets, our sliding-scale CSA, U-picks, and Ugly Fruit Club. We are currently initiating a process of converting our partnership into a worker-owned cooperative, and any employee would be eligible to be a member-owner after the season, if desired.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Harvesting, sorting and packing fruit
Annual fruit and vegetable production
Caring for fruit trees
Maintaining native-plant hedgerows
Delivering wholesale and CSA orders (optional)
Working farmers markets (optional)
Producing jams, fruit leathers, syrups, and salsas (optional)

Education & Experience: 

Required qualifications:
Availability to work part to full-time March 1 - Sept 30 (flexible)
Previous farming and/or commercial kitchen experience
Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
Ability to work in groups and enthusiasm to cultivate a positive work environment
Ability to lift 50+ pounds
Driver’s license and ability to commute to work

Preferred qualifications:
Flexibility in working weekends
Previous experience with group decision-making processes
Interest in a career in farming
Experience in any of the following:
Wholesale or direct-to-consumer marketing
Social media or web development
Bookkeeping
Farm management (esp. blackberries, fruit trees and vegetables)
Crew management
Delivery coordination
Field equipment operation
Administrative tasks
Grant writing and management
Habitat restoration
Value-added product production or other kitchen experience

Application Instructions: 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and interested applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible. If you are interested in this position, please complete a written application. We will review your application materials within one week and follow up with you to let you know if we would like to schedule a working interview. If you are having difficulties accessing or completing the written application, email Kaitlin at kaitlinoki@gmail.com.

Copy and paste this link for the written application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfecwy-lxuYL-SYtP7XNx_CZT55ar7....

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture