Harvest/Field Crew and Farmers Market Sales person

Website Coyote Family Farm

About us

Coyote Family Farm is a certified-organic small market farm specializing in direct sales through our farm share program and farmers market. 2022 is our ninth growing season. 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 diversity 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 a harvest and field crew member to join our team. This person may also take on delivery driving and/or farmers market sales. Ideal candidate will be experienced with manual labor, handling food, and will specialize in harvest and packing and assist as needed with planting, cultivation, and other field tasks.

Compensation/Details

Will consider part-time and full-time applicants

Starting hourly wage $15+ DOE

Ask about possible on-farm housing

Abundant fresh produce.

Five paid sick days per year. Vacation time accrues after six months of employment.

Skills and Qualifications

Motivated to contribute to the success of an organic market farm

Experienced with repetitive outdoor work, and ideally with some vegetable farm experience.

Must be capable of performing repetitive physical work with good humor in a variety of weather conditions: cold, heat, wind, rain.

Valid CA drivers license and clean driving record.

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).

Harvest crew preferably has experience handling produce and/or flowers and doing repetitive, quality and speed-oriented tasks

General Expectations

Be on time to work each day with weather- and job-appropriate clothing

Provide your own work boots, work clothes, gloves and rain gear

Bring a positive attitude to your farm-mates and to the work at hand

Communicate clearly with fellow crew members and managers; make sure instructions are clear to you and that you are carrying them out to the necessary standard

Be able to receive and offer feedback graciously

Participate attentively in weekly and daily meetings

Participate in record-keeping as trained

Keep workplace clean and organized

Roles and Responsibilities

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

Pack produce for farm share, wholesale orders, and prepare for farmers’ market

Keep packing area and harvest equipment clean and organized

Help as needed with cultivation, planting, greenhouse seeding, soil preparation

To apply:

Email sonya@coyotefamilyfarm.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!

To apply for this job email your details to sonya@coyotefamilyfarm.com