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Vegetable Production, Farmers Market Sales, Restaurant Deliveries at Glasrai Farm LLC - 5720

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Vegetable Production, Farmers Market Sales, Restaurant Deliveries
Glasrai Farm LLC
Orient, OR 97080
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Glasrai Farm
Farm and Market Positions
We are currently hiring two part-time (24 to 30 hours a week each) positions for the 2019 season. These are seasonal positions, but we can guarantee work for 10 months out of the year. The farmwork pay is $12 to $14 per hour depending on experience, restaurant deliveries pay is $16 per hour, and market sales pay is $16 to $20 per hour also depending on skillset and experience. Experienced farm workers and market salespeople are encouraged to apply.
About the Farm
Our lease is approximately 2 acres including hoop house at the Headwaters Farm Incubator program in Orient, OR where we biointensively grow over 300 crop varieties for 3 farmers markets; St Johns Farmers Market, Montavilla Farmers Market, and Portland Farmers Market PSU, plus direct sales to local restaurants.
Dates: February-December 2019 availability for entire farm season
Schedule: During peak growing season work days run Thursday through Monday, but can be divided between 2 positions with flexibility for both workers to divide days, except Saturdays are required for both positions. Positions require 8-hour fieldwork days with options to work longer hours and market sales require up to 10-hour work days on weekends.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Positions Duties: Owner will tailor fit the following responsibilities between 2 positions to individually suit each farmworkers schedules and skillsets including:
• Seeding and maintaining propagation trays
• Monitoring germination chamber and hoop house
• Transplanting starts
• Driptape irrigation installation
• Trellising and pruning climbing vines
• Crop nutrient management
• Row cover and cloche tunnel pest prevention
• Weed prevention with silage covers
• Minimal manual weeding
• Harvesting by hand and with pruners and knives
• Produce washing and bagging
• Restaurant orders and market crop pack-out
• Market setup and sales
• Market load-up and unload
• Restaurant deliveries (bonus for worker with van, large SUV or covered pickup)
• Pressure wash cleanup of bins and crates

Education & Experience: 

Requirements and Skills: 

• Reliable transportation to farm and markets
• Capable of work in all weather conditions especially summer heat and cusp season rain
• Fitness and strength, including the ability to lift up to 60lbs. frequently throughout the day and engage in repetitive physical tasks
• Takes fieldwork directions with attention to detail and makes decisions while independently working as efficiently as possible
• Self-driven to increase speed in production tasks such as transplanting starts, washing produce, and bin and crate cleanup
• Interest in maximizing market sales by friendly engaging all potential customers in sharing enjoyment and knowledge of crops
• Fast operation of market cash till, square card transactions, and scale weights while helping multiple customers at once
• Attention to market aesthetics in quickly restocking and maintaining produce displays
• Commercial vegetable farming or market sales experience strongly preferred
• Strong appreciation for farming and interest in developing career in vegetable production

Application Instructions: 

To Apply: Email brief cover letter, two professional references, and resume to
Justin Simms -

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