Farm Hand

Part time with the possibility to become full time

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, fruits, and odd types of vegetables to keep both the chefs and myself entertained.

I’m looking for someone with preferably with landscaping, gardening, vegetable production or orchard care experience, to work alongside myself and one other full time farmer. Hours are flexible except on harvest and delivery days when we would all 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.

Requirements are 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. There is no farm housing, but there is private Russian river access, free vegetables and fruit and a very flexible schedule (as far as farming goes).

There is also the possibility of making this into a full time job, by combining it with openings currently available for landscaping or vegetable production at two of the properties under my care (to be decided by the owners of those properties).

I would like someone to start in May at the latest, the job will run well into November with the possibility to make it a year-round position, based on performance and interest.

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