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Vegetable Crew Member at Front Porch Farm - 5194

Job Title: 
Vegetable Crew Member
Front Porch Farm
2550 Rio Lindo Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

About Us:
Front Porch Farm is a 110-acre diverse organic farm situated on the Russian River just 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg in Northern California. Each year we grow roughly 10 acres of vegetables and berries, 4 acres of cut flowers, 3 acres of Floriani flint corn, 14 acres of wine grapes and a maintain a plethora of fruit trees. At our neighboring property—Acorn Ranch—we also raise heritage pork and lamb. With ecological farming principles at the heart of what we do, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land.

At Front Porch Farm the days are long and the tasks are strenuous, so we aim to build a team with strong work ethic that supports each other in maintaining a positive & healthy working environment. We strive to find the delicate balance between working hard and having fun. Our community is bilingual and multicultural, and some of our farm’s core values are inclusivity and connection across these lines. We work 40-50 hours per week on the farm with occasional weekend responsibilities.

We grow year-round to supply our produce at 3-4 weekly Farmer’s Markets in San Rafael and Healdsburg, and to chefs and grocery stores through our local wholesaler F.E.E.D Sonoma. Some of our standout crops include strawberries, heirloom & cherry tomatoes, lettuces, sweet peppers, and garlic. We specialize in heat loving crops in the summer and utilize storage crops and season extension techniques to have a bounty throughout all four seasons. We are committed to exceptionally high quality product, crop diversity, and efficient growing practices that build and nurture the soil.

Our goal is to support team members in developing and deepening their skills, with opportunities to continue to grow with the farm. Starting compensation begins at $12/hr (DOE). Included is all of the produce you can eat as well as discounts on meat and wine!

Duties & Responsibilities: 

- Harvesting!
- Post- Harvest Handling
- Fieldwork: planting, weeding, mulching, spraying and more
- Greenhouse work: sowing, thinning, potting up
- Rotating weekend work: Farmer’s Markets, U-Picks, occasional on-farm events

Education & Experience: 

- 1-3 years experience working on a production farm
- Ability to hustle!
- Innate attention to detail
- Seeking team players who are generally easy-going by nature

Application Instructions: 

Start date is weather dependent during the first few weeks of April. We will be reviewing applications during the first week of January. If you are interested joining the Front Porch Farm team, please specify which position you are applying for, and email your resume, cover letter, and references to zoe@fpfarm.com and visit our website to learn more about what we do: www.fpfarm.com.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture
Horticulture/Gardening