About the Farm:
Blue House Farm operates on two locations in Pescadero, California. We grow a diverse variety of certified organic vegetables, fruits and cut flowers year-round on sixty acres. Now in our thirteenth year, we supply our farmers' markets, CSA, farmstand, U-Pick, and wholesale accounts with the highest quality produce available.
The Flower Production Assistant will work closely with the Flower Production Manager and other flower team members to produce five acres of high quality, organic cut flowers for farmers markets, CSA, wholesale accounts, and special events.
Flower-specific responsibilities include:
-Assist with the farm's flower production on five 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 by and works closely with Flower Manager
Secondary responsibilities include the following:
-Lead one weekly farmers market, 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 is seasonal (April-November) with the potential to become year-round.
-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.)
The Hiring Process:
If you are interested in working at Blue House Farm, please send a resume and a letter with the following information:
-Relevant past work experience, including specific responsibilities and duties
-Your goals relating to agriculture
-Other related skills (ie: carpentry, cooking, writing, tractor driving, plumbing, retail sales, computers, etc...)
Send to: email@example.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.