Farm team member

Website Big Mesa Farm

Big Mesa Farm in Comptche, Ca is seeking to build the 2024 team!

Big Mesa Farm is hiring! We are a certified organic small farm 35 minutes east of the coastal town of Mendocino. In a gorgeous valley nestled in the coastal hills, we actively manage 4.5 acres of annual vegetable crops, and 3/4 acre of greenhouse crops.  We employ a small team of skilled farmers, working towards a common goal of growing a large amount of exceptional food for our community.

We market our products direct to grocery, with a local food hub, at farmers markets, and a farm stand.  Our main wholesale crops are tomatoes, head lettuce, salad mix, radish, basil, cilantro.  Additionally we grow a wide variety of other fun fruits and vegetables for our direct sales markets!

The farm is completely off grid and solar powered.  We strive towards decreasing dependence on fossil fuels which includes the use of induction cooking on the farm, passive solar water heating, and electric vehicle delivery.

This position is for someone who has a passion for local food production, learning sustainable farming systems, working outside, and team collaboration.  Must have a solid work ethic, be physically fit, have the ability to read harvest sheets and management materials. We encourage applicants to have access to their own transportation.

Duties & Responsibilities include: Harvest of quality produce.  Prompt arrival to work.  Ability to take direction during harvest training procedures and beyond.  Personal responsibility for task completion.  Efficient produce harvest and packing. Team communication.  Tractor mounted transplanting. Greenhouse and field seeding.  Pruning.  Irrigation.  Field prep and cultivation. Tractor work if applicable. Greenhouse management.  Possible working farmers markets.

Candidates with at least one year experience in vegetable production will be preferred.

A harvest crew manager position is also available for one qualified individual with at least 3 years experience on a vegetable farm.  Please inquire for description

Schedule is Monday, Wed, Thurs, & Friday, with possible Tuesday or Saturday hours.  We start at 7am during summer. Length of daily shifts is seasonal, being longer in summer and shorter during winter and spring.  We ask for a season long commitment which runs roughly April-January.  Seasonal positions are available during the months of June-Nov. Year round work is available, and preferred.  Wage is hourly and ranges from 20-27/hr.   Raises are given based on performance.

Some housing is available on site for a small rental fee.

We strive to maintain a friendly, and connective working environment.  We work hard but want to have fun doing it with a great team.  Come join us!

Please inquire for more details by sending me your resume and a brief email describing your interest in the position.

To apply for this job email your details to caymininski@yahoo.com