Coyote Family Farm is an ecologically-based small market farm specializing in direct sales through our farm share program and farmers market. We grow a wide variety of high-quality produce and flowers all year in a beautiful setting at the foot of Sonoma Mountain. Farm crew members have a unique opportunity to engage in a wide variety of farm tasks on a small team that works closely together. We are community-minded and value our working relationships on the farm and good communication. Located conveniently halfway between Petaluma and Santa Rosa, and only five minutes from Cotati/Rohnert Park.
We are seeking two energetic, positive field crew members with some farm experience who will specialize in field production (soil preparation, walk-behind tractor operation, planting, cultivation, infrastructure projects) and assist as needed with harvest and packing.
We are also seeking one to two harvest crew members who will specialize in harvesting and packing produce and flowers with efficiency and a high standard of quality. Harvest crew will assist as needed with field work, especially seeding, planting, and cultivation.
Full-time (35-45 hours/week depending on season)
Hourly wage DOE
One weekly farm share or equivalent produce (more as available)
Housing is available for one crew member
Start dates are ASAP through March 1st
Assist production manager in preparing field space for planting and producing high-quality, healthy crops. Use walk-behind tractors safely with a variety of implements and keep machines in good condition. Direct-seed and transplant crops. Set up, run and maintain irrigation. Cultivate fields regularly. Help with harvest 1-3x per week, as needed.
With support of farm manager, harvest a variety of vegetable and flower crops. Process and store crops appropriately. Adapt to varying field and crop conditions to bring a high-quality product from the fields. Communicate closely with farm manager about orders and availability. Pack produce for farm share, wholesale orders, and prepare for farmers’ market. Keep packing area and harvest equipment clean and organized. Participate in field tasks (cultivation, planting, etc) as needed
Participate attentively in weekly and daily meetings. Participate in record-keeping as trained. Keep workplace clean and organized
Motivated to contribute to the success of an ecological market farm
Experienced with repetitive outdoor work, and ideally experience on a vegetable farm
Must be capable of performing repetitive physical work with good humor in a variety of weather conditions: cold, heat, wind, rain.
Must be able to lift 50lb occasionally and 30lb regularly without strain.
Able to follow and retain written and verbal instructions and respond to feedback.
Able to work as a team and communicate in real time about the work at hand.
Able to work independently and maintain energy and focus.
Oriented toward efficiency (i.e. actually enjoy working efficiently and considering new solutions).
Field crew preferably has experience with running small machinery, power tools and light construction.
Harvest crew preferably has experience handling produce and/or flowers and doing repetitive, quality and speed-oriented tasks
Email email@example.com with the following: resume, three work-related references, and a letter describing your interest in the position, your start date availability, and anything else you think is pertinent to your performance in this position. Thank you!