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Vegetable Crew Member at Open Field Farm - 15126

Job Title: 
Vegetable Crew Member
Open Field Farm
Petaluma , CA
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, thoughtful and hard working person to join the crew on our family farm. Open Field Farm is a diversified biodynamic farm, raising mixed vegetables and flowers, herbs, corn, grass fed beef, lamb, and laying hens for our 100-member CSA program in Petaluma, California. We cultivate 8 acres in annual vegetable production, plus 3 high tunnels, and grow more than 150 varieties of crops year round.

Season:
January to mid December (with the possibility of continuing through the winter and next season)

Schedule:
Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm (Winter hours: 7:30-4:30, either 4 or 5 days/week)
1 hour unpaid lunch: noon to 1 pm
Monthly weekend chores in a rotation with other crew

Compensation:
$14/hr
A full CSA membership, including vegetables, grain, beef, and eggs
Housing offered with no additional rent or utility payments

Duties & Responsibilities: 

-Work will be in the fields and hoop houses, assisting with the production of market vegetables. It will include but not be limited to: Seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating, and harvesting of a wide variety of vegetables and flowers.
-Introduction to tractor safety and a possibility for some tractor work.
-Maintenance of the grounds, including perennial gardens and the barnyard areas.

Education & Experience: 

-Enthusiastic about farm work, ability to problem solve and enjoys being part of a team.
-Minimum experience: 1 season working in vegetable production, or equivalent agricultural experience.
-Good physical condition for extended amounts of outdoor labor in all seasons and all weather (able to bend, sit, squat, rake, shovel, lift 50 lbs, and carry).
-Must be reliable and timely.
-Able to operate tools and mechanical equipment safely.

Application Instructions: 

Please email us your resume and cover letter explaining what brought you to agriculture and what interests you about working at Open Field Farm.

openfieldfarm@gmail.com

Seth and Sarah James
Open Field Farm
2245 Spring Hill Road
Petaluma, CA 94952

707-775-4644