Vegetable Crew Member 2024

Website Open Field Farm

We are seeking an enthusiastic, thoughtful and hard working person to join the crew on our family farm. Open Field Farm is a diversified biodynamic farm, raising mixed vegetables and flowers, herbs, corn, grass fed beef, lamb, and laying hens for our 100-member CSA program in Petaluma, California. We cultivate 8 acres in annual vegetable production, plus 3 high tunnels, and grow more than 150 varieties of crops year round.

Season: Monday March 4th to mid December (with the possibility of continuing through the winter and next season)

Schedule: Monday to Friday:  7am to 4pm from about April to October (switching from 7:30 am – 4:30pm in March, based on the daylight)
1 hour unpaid lunch: noon to 1 pm
Monthly weekend chores in a rotation with other crew

Compensation:  $16.00 – $17.50/hour, based on experience
A full CSA membership, including vegetables, grain, beef, and eggs
Housing offered with no additional rent or utility payments

Job Description:
Work will be in the fields and hoop houses, assisting with the production of quality  vegetables. It will include but not be limited to: seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating, and harvesting of a wide variety of vegetables and flowers.
Introduction to tractor safety and a possibility for some tractor work.
Maintenance of the grounds, including perennial gardens and the barnyard areas.

Qualifications:
Enthusiastic about farm work, ability to problem solve, and enjoys being part of a team.
Previous agricultural experience required
Good physical condition for extended amounts of outdoor labor in all seasons and all weather (able to bend, sit, squat, rake, shovel, lift 50 lbs, and carry).
Must be reliable and timely.
Able to operate tools and mechanical equipment safely.

How to apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter explaining what brought you to agriculture and what interests you about working at Open Field Farm to amandasenseman@yahoo.com.

To apply for this job email your details to amandasenseman@yahoo.com