Farm Crew Member

Private Farm

growing soil and biodiversity in Carmel Valley, Monterey County

Overview:

Our farm is located 10 minutes from Carmel Valley Village in Monterey County, CA and is looking for hard-working individuals to join our team for the 2024 season. Our farm cultivates a wide variety of crops including vegetables, flowers, fruits, olives, mushrooms and eggs, as well as raises a diversity of livestock and produces value-added products.The farm crew members will report to and work closely with the Assistant Farm Manager and are relied upon to execute a variety of tasks. This position will primarily focus on market garden flower and vegetable production, greenhouse work, and assisting with our soil health program. This position presents a unique opportunity to grow specialized crops for a diverse clientele, including our private chef team, CSA members, and guests/family of the property owner. This role requires the ability to work independently as well as part of a tight-knit team. At the farm, we focus on soil health, biodiversity, and regenerative growing methods and are looking for experienced team members who can contribute to the farm’s long-term sustainability goals. This position requires high-energy individuals with excellent communication skills and the ability to keep up with a busy, diverse schedule.  He/she/they must be adaptable, honest, and act with integrity.

The farm’s goals are primarily two fold:

●To produce a large diversity of high-quality, organically grown, clean, nutrient-dense foods and other farm products to meet the ongoing demands of the farm clientele.

●To maintain a beautiful ranch and farm property.

Duties include:

●Bed preparation, transplanting, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, training, and harvesting of crops

●Processing, washing, and packing produce to meet the high standards of our culinary team and customer base

Assisting with all aspects of greenhouse operations including seeding, filling trays, mixing soil, trellising and pruning vine crops, spraying, watering, and upkeeping our high standards of sanitation in the greenhouse
●Operating a walk behind tractor and other small farm machinery

●Perennial crop care and harvesting

●Pest management and disease monitoring

●Detailed record-keeping of garden plantings, bed turns, and inputs

●Assist with all aspects of cut flower production (and arranging as needed)

Participating in the maintenance and implementation of our soil health program
●Perform basic farm maintenance and repairs including irrigation and tool repair/sharpening

●Assist in overall ranch upkeep and cleanliness

●Participate in required meetings for a safe and coordinated work environment

Qualifications and Skills:

●Previous experience working in production agriculture

●High school diploma

●Demonstrates a keen interest in regenerative agriculture

●Excellent work ethic and positive attitude

●Attention to detail; able to maintain high quality standards and follow food safety protocols while working quickly and efficiently

● Able and willing to:

Interact with all levels of guests, management, and staff
Work independently as well as in a team setting
Give and receive feedback regularly to encourage a collaborative work environment
Walk up hilly and steep terrain daily
Bend, stoop, and kneel for long periods of time
Follow safety protocols and use hand tools/equipment properly
Work outside in a variety of extreme weather conditions, including rain, cold, heat, and wind
Lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds with and/or without assistance
Follow a regular work schedule of M-F/7:00am – 3:30pm

Benefits:

●Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance for the entire family–100% employer sponsored

●Life Insurance

●Matching 401k up to 6%

●Paid vacation (starting at 15 days per year) and paid sick leave (10 days)

●12 paid holidays per year

●Daily lunches and snacks provided

●End of year bonus

●Uniforms and laundry service

 

 

Application Instructions:

Email carmelvalleyfarmcrew@gmail.com and tell us about yourself, including your work/life experiences, why you’re interested in and a great fit for this position along with your resume. Please include “Farm Crew: Your Name” in the email subject. Individuals selected to interview are asked to provide contact details for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they’re received, so we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. Position is open until filled.

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