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Flower Grower and Harvest Crew at Open Field Farm - 9607

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Flower Grower and Harvest Crew
Open Field Farm
2245 Spring Hill Road
94952 Petaluma , CA ,
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Job Description: 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, thoughtful and hard working person to join the crew on our family farm. Open Field Farm is a diversified biodynamic farm, raising mixed vegetables and flowers, herbs, corn, grain, grass fed beef, lamb, and laying hens for our 100-member CSA program in Petaluma, California. We cultivate 8 acres in annual vegetable production, plus 2 high tunnels, and grow more than 150 varieties of crops year round. We also maintain a 1/3 acre pick your own annual flower field, as well as perennial flowers.

• Monday March 9th-Friday December 4th

• Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm
• 1 hour unpaid lunch: noon to 1 pm

• Hourly wage BOE
• A full CSA membership, including vegetables, grain, beef, and eggs
• Housing offered with no additional rent or utility payments; flat fee for internet

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Manage 1/3 acre pick your own flowers: sow flats in greenhouse, plant out in field, pinch, and weed (with the support of farm owner), trellis and stake
• Harvest and process flowers for drying for wreath making
• Maintenance of perennial gardens
• Harvest with the vegetable crew for CSA on Tuesdays and Fridays

Education & Experience: 

Enthusiastic about farm work, ability to problem solve and enjoys being part of a team.
• Previous agricultural experience required, including at least one year of flower work
• Good physical condition for extended amounts of outdoor labor in all seasons and all weather (able to bend, sit, squat, rake, shovel, lift 50 lbs, and carry).
• Must be reliable and timely.
• Able to operate tools and mechanical equipment safely.

Application Instructions: 

Please send us your resume and cover letter explaining what brought you to agriculture and what interests you about working at Open Field Farm.

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