Website Coyote Family Farm
Coyote Family Farm is an established, certified-organic small market farm supplying our community through our farm share program, farmers market, and local wholesale. We grow a wide variety of high-quality produce and flowers all year in a beautiful setting at the foot of Sonoma Mountain. We manage our fields and care for our soil thoughtfully and with regenerative practices. Farm crew members engage in a wide variety of farm tasks, from bed preparation to greenhouse propagation to weeding to harvest and packing. We are community-oriented and value our close working relationships on the farm and good communication. On-farm housing (private bedroom and shared common space) is available. Located conveniently halfway between Petaluma and Santa Rosa, and only five minutes from Cotati/Rohnert Park.
We are seeking an energetic field crew member with some production experience to join our crew. Positions are seasonal (March/April-November) with the possibility of extension to year-round. New crew members will work closely with returning farm crew and the owner/farm manager.
Full-time (30-45 hours/week) March-November, with the possibility for year-round employment
$18-$20/hr starting wage DOE and whether utilizing on-farm housing
On-farm housing available
Abundant farm produce included
One week PTO (sick leave) per calendar year, one week additional PTO starts accruing after 6 months of employment
Roles and Responsibilities
This crew member will focus on efficient harvest and packing of high-quality produce, tracking inventory, coordinating CSA fulfillment, and filling orders. This is a complex job of mostly hands-on work with some administrative tasks (using spreadsheets, online sales platforms). This crew member will also assist with production tasks (planting and cultivation especially) in the greenhouse and field. All crew members will need to participate attentively in weekly and daily meetings, keep the workplace clean and organized, and perform accurate record-keeping as appropriate to their role.
Depending on interest and qualifications, this person may also sell at our Saturday farmer’s market in lieu of one weekday of work, and/or do deliveries.
Skills and Qualifications
Motivated to contribute to the success of an ecological market farm
At least one full season on a production farm preferred; ability to meet time benchmarks and quality standards for harvest and production tasks
Comfort with managing complexity (i.e. coordinating harvesting from a diverse crop list, multiple sales channels).
Positive and collaborative attitude
Capable (physically and mentally) of repetitive physical work in a variety of weather conditions: cold, heat, wind, rain.
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 effectiveness at work (i.e. enjoy working efficiently and considering new solutions)
Commit to the full growing season (March-November)
Be on time to work each day with weather- and job-appropriate clothing
Bring a positive attitude to your farm-mates, supervisor, 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
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