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Field and Harvest Crew at Valley Flora Farm - 14584

Job Title: 
Field and Harvest Crew
Valley Flora Farm
95080 Floras Creek Road PO Box 91
97450 Langlois , OR
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Field and Harvest Crew Position Available at Valley Flora
Valley Flora Farm is seeking one to two hard-working, motivated individuals to join our team for the 2022 farm season from April to mid-October, with potential for a longer-term position at the farm. We are a thriving, highly-diversified fresh market farm located in Langlois, Oregon that has been selling vegetables, berries, flowers and orchard fruit to local markets on the southern Oregon coast since 1998. We are a multi-generational, women-owned business and we farm using organic practices exclusively. You can learn more about the farm at www.valleyflorafarm.com.

Job Description:
New members of our team will be an integral part of our farm operation and will be key players in the following:
• Weekly harvests for our 125-member CSA, farmstand, and our restaurant and store (direct sale) accounts;
• Wash, processing and packout of produce for CSA, farmstand and direct sale orders;
• Weekly fieldwork, including, but not limited to: transplanting, trellising, mowing, weed control, pest management, irrigation and plant care.
• Delivery of produce to our various direct sale customers and CSA pickup sites.
• Responsibilities might also include: assisting with propagation and greenhouse work; assisting with our u-pick and/or farmstand.

Hours: Average 30-40 hours/week, 4-5 days/week, depending on seasonal work flow.

Compensation: Starting wage $12.50/hr to $14/hr, DOE, with opportunities for performance-based raises. All employees receive a weekly share of farm produce throughout the season.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Our farm operates with a very lean, efficient crew so a successful applicant will:
• Have a keen awareness of efficiency in their work, i.e. know how to hustle & be good at working under time pressure.
• Have a positive attitude, even when the going gets tough. Maintain a good outlook under occasionally uncomfortable working conditions and long hours, and enjoy working outside in heat, cold, rain, mud, and dust. A sense of humor helps!
• Be constantly striving to achieve quality, consistency and speed in their work.
• Have a history of doing physical work/manual labor, ideally with experience on a farm. Be in strong physical condition and able to repeatedly squat, bend, lift and carry 40-50 pounds.
• Avoid drama in the workplace and resolve conflict using effective, nonviolent communication in a mature manner.
• Openly receive constructive criticism and feedback on the job and make changes to work habits accordingly.
• Listen well to instructions and carry out tasks as directed.
• Show creative problem solving skills
• Be organized, reliable, honest and conscientious.

Education & Experience: 

No formal degree required, however we do require prior experience doing physical/manual work, for instance in farming, landscaping, construction, commercial fishing, firefighting, etc

Application Instructions: 

To Apply: Send a cover letter explaining your interest in working for Valley Flora, describing any prior relevant work experience you have and the skill set you would bring to this job. Include a current resume and 3 work-related references. Please email your application to valleyflora@valleyflorafarm.com by February 20th, 2022. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture