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Flower Assistant & Farmer's Market Lead at Blue House Farm - 15192

Job Title: 
Flower Assistant & Farmer's Market Lead
Blue House Farm
5000 Pescadero Creek Road
94060 Pescadero , CA ,
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Blue House Farm, Pescadero CA

About the Farm
Blue House Farm grows on fifty acres in two small agricultural valleys near Pescadero, California. We grow a diverse variety of certified organic vegetables, fruits and cut flowers year-round. Now in our eleventh growing year, we supply our farmers' markets, CSA, and wholesale accounts with the highest quality produce available.

JOB POSITION – FLOWER PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Flower-specific responsibilities include:
Assist with the farm’s flower production on three acres, supplying a variety of marketable flowers from April through November
Harvest flowers up to 20-35 hours per week at the height of the season
Arrange flower bouquets
Trellis and stake beds, irrigate, fertilize, plant, and hoe as needed
Assist with greenhouse sowings and field plantings
Supervised and works closely with Flower Manager and farm owner
Secondary responsibilities could include the following:
Vending at farmers markets, which includes driving a box truck, customer service, record-keeping, attention to detail and repetitive heavy lifting
General farm work and participation in projects as needed

The work requires the physical and mental capacity to contribute daily to an often rigorous, fast-paced, and deeply rewarding agricultural practice. This position could be either seasonal (April-November) or year-round, depending on interest of applicant.

Qualifications
Minimum of one year experience on a production farm
Cut-flower growing experience preferred
Strong floral design skills desired
Ability to speak basic, conversational Spanish is desired
Applicant should be self-motivated, hard working, eager to learn, have excellent people skills, great multi-tasker, and be in good physical condition. Ability to perform certain tasks such as heavy lifting (over 50#), repetitive grasping, standing, bending, and walking (No applicant will be rejected because of a condition or impairment that, with reasonable accommodation, does not prevent performance of work.)

Compensation
This is an hourly position, pay based on experience.

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The Hiring Process
If you are interested in working at Blue House Farm, please send a resume and cover letter with the following information:
Position you are applying for
Relevant past work experience, including specific responsibilities and duties, especially related to the position you are applying for
Your goals relating to agriculture
Spanish language ability
Other related skills (ie: carpentry, cooking, writing, tractor driving, plumbing, retail sales, computers, delivery truck driving, etc...)
2 references

Send to: flowers@bluehousefarm.com. If your qualifications match what we're looking for, we will contact you to schedule a phone or on-farm (preferred) interview. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us.

Application Instructions: 

Send to: flowers@bluehousefarm.com. If your qualifications match what we're looking for, we will contact you to schedule a phone or on-farm (preferred) interview. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture