Farm Hand/ Delivery Driver

Full time, starting in early March 2023 or as late as May 1st, 40hrs/wk with the option for up to 60hrs during busy times if that is of interest to the applicant. Ideally, this will become a year round position for someone, with 1 to 2 months off during winter.

I call the farm Medium Farm as a nod to the soil being the medium (and that the medium is the message) so I try to listen to/ pay close attention to the soil via the plants that flourish and those that struggle. I don’t use chemicals and use a blend of intensive market gardening and Bob Cannard’s “Green String” natural process philosophy of 50% for humans and 50% for nature. It’s a 1 acre farm business across three properties in Healdsburg. One of them is a garden at a Biodynamic winery and the other two are on residential acreage and are not certified. I sell directly to restaurants and try to maintain a wide variety of specialty items like edible flowers, fruit and odd types of vegetables to keep both the chefs and myself 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 (with some help from my family members and hopefully a part time employee). 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, also don’t be too serious. Pay will reflect experience in Agriculture/horticulture et al, with a starting rate of $18/hr (more DOE *especially looking for experience with chickens or soil science) and $40 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