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Full-time Farm Worker at SMIP Ranch Produce - 4041

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Full-time Farm Worker
SMIP Ranch Produce
Woodside, CA 94062
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Job Description: 

SMIP Ranch Produce is a diverse 3-acre farm which practices sustainable, organic methods of growing mixed vegetables and flowers.  SMIP is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains about 40 miles South of San Francisco and 50 miles North of Santa Cruz (about 20 minutes from Alice’s restaurant). The farm grows produce for restaurants of the Bacchus Management Group, two of which have earned Michelin stars, and a small CSA. The ranch is nestled into the redwoods with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding hills and Pacific Ocean as well as a large spring fed pond to swim and fish in that also serves to irrigate our fields solely by gravity.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

This is one of three full-time positions at SMIP beginning in April through the end of December.  Additionally, part-time and possibly full-time work will be needed in January and February, dependent on the winter season. The position is a great opportunity to grow produce on a working production farm, and to work with our customers directly - the chefs and CSA members who purchase our product.  Duties include but are not limited to assisting with the CSA program, harvesting, irrigation set-up and maintenance, direct seeding, watering, weeding, pest control, soil amendment and fertility, hoop house propagation, transplanting, washing and packing of produce, delivery, farm maintenance, possible tractor work, chicken duties (egg collection, watering and feeding chickens, moving chicken tractor, and cleaning).  

Education & Experience: 

• At least 1 year of experience working on a farm
• Available to work 45-55 hours per week; peak season will require more hours per week and winter will require less
• CA Drivers License and good driving record for delivery
• Will require some evening work and partial weekend work
• Tractor experience or willingness to learn a plus
• Dependable and passionate about farming
• Due to remoteness of farm, having a personal vehicle is usually necessary

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
• Ability to stand and kneel for long periods of time performing repetitive tasks
• Ability to work long hours in all weather conditions
• Available to commit for the 2018-19 growing season (through February 2019) with the possibility of continuing into the coming season

• Organized with strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
• Harvesting experience preferred
• Willingness to learn new things and share knowledge and skills
• Ability to work as a member of a team, be receptive to current farm practices and feedback
• Ability to take initiative and ask questions when needed

• Salaried position; pay determined based on experience
• On-site housing with shared kitchen and bathroom
• Possible % of farm profit at end of season
• Farm produce and fresh farm eggs (when available)
• Monthly meal at a Bacchus Management Group restaurant

Application Instructions: 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants please submit the following:
• Cover letter summarizing your interest in the position and qualifications
• Current resume
• List of at least two professional references

Please contact Chris Barnard at:

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