Co-farmer/Farm Hand/delivery driver

IG @mediumfarm medium farm

Full time, starting in early March or as late as May 1st, 40hrs/wk with option for up to 60hrs during busy times if that is of interest to the applicant. Ideally, this will become a year round management position for someone, with 1 to 2 months off during winter.

I run a small 1 acre farm business across three properties in Healdsburg. One of them is located at a Biodynamic winery and the other two are not certified. I use no chemicals and I farm in a blend of intensive market gardening and Bob Cannards “Green String” natural process philosophy of 50% for humans and 50% for nature. I sell directly to restaurants and try to maintain a wide variety of specialty items like edible flowers, fruit and niche types of vegetables to keep both the chefs and farm crew entertained.

I’m looking for someone with gardening experience, preferably in vegetable production and orchard care, to be my second in command in a full time team of two. Hours are flexible except on harvest and delivery days when we would work side by side to put together orders for delivery. Nov-June we do one delivery to SF per week, every Tuesday. July-October there are two deliveries per week, Tuesday and Friday. The job requires a drivers license, as I plan to split the summer delivery shifts with my coworker.

Also required, the ability to lift 25-50lbs, a good work ethic, good humor in the face of a repetitive and sometimes hefty workload, clear communication skills, an eye for efficiency as well as detail. Pay will reflect experience in Agriculture/horticulture et al, with a starting rate of $18/hr (more DOE) and an additional $50 per delivery if you use your own vehicle. There is no farm housing, but there is private Russian river access, free vegetables and fruit and a surprisingly flexible schedule (as far as farming goes).

To apply for this job email your details to mblachman@gmail.com