Pink Barn Farm is a small organic vegetable farm located in Sebastopol, CA. We have three field locations totaling 5 acres in cultivation. We have been in operation since 2017 and grow year round for our CSA program, FEED Sonoma, and several local restaurants
Pink Barn Farm is looking for a part-time employee to join our harvest crew for the 2021 season, starting January 4, 2021. This position is part-time, 3 days per week, M-W, 8:30am – 3:30pm. The Harvest Crew position will focus on all aspects of harvest and post-harvest handling of over 40 vegetable crops.
This position’s responsibilities will include
Harvesting produce from the field
Thoroughly washing produce to meet food health and safety specifications
Packing CSA shares, restaurant and wholesale orders
Packing, labeling and organizing harvested crops in the cooler
Following direction, systems, and proper procedures
Keeping a neat, clean and organized workplace
On occasion, the harvest crew will participate in the following:
Seeding and propagation work
Transplanting starts into the field
Set-up of irrigation components in the field
Cultivation of the field crops
Timeliness: arriving to work 5-10 minutes before the start of the day and ready to work at 8:30
Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Must be able to provide their own work gloves, work boots, rubber boots, and rain gear (this is mandatory starting on day 1). Inadequate PPE may result in being sent home for correction
Executing the above responsibilities safely without causing injury to oneself
This position requires safe knife handling and proper body mechanics
Executing daily duties in all weather conditions with respect to temperature, precipitation, and UV exposure.
Skills and Qualifications
Highly motivated and brings a positive attitude with a passion for excellence
Passionate about farming and enjoys working both independently and with a team
Time management; work quickly, effectively and safely to accomplish the tasks at hand
Must have one full season of farming experience on a farm
Must be able to receive constructive criticism and feedback
Must be physically capable to perform all farm tasks in all weather (hot, cold, rain, etc).
Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly
Farm work requires kneeling, squatting, repetitive grasping, standing and bending for long periods of time.
Those with weak joints or past injuries should strongly consider this before applying.
How to Apply
If this position sounds like a good fit for you, please submit your application form posted at https://pinkbarnfarm.com/jobs/ and email your resume, cover letter and 3 references to email@example.com
For those applicants who are contacted, there will be a non-paid working interview as part of the application process.