Flower Farmer

Website Zannah Farms

Job Description for Flower Grower Farmer

Zannah Farms is flower farm located in the Laguna De Santa Rosa near Sebastopol, CA. We grow flowers from seed on site. We sell onsite farm stand, farmers markets, and some experiences and farm tours.  Our values include aesthetics, connection, community, creativity, organic and sustainable practices. The farm is approximately 1.5 to 2 acres of planted flowers and greenery. We have approximately 20,000 seedlings in the plan for this year.

The Flower Grower Farmer plans, directs, coordinates, and performs planting, cultivating, harvesting, and market activities to grow and sell flowers and foliage plants. Additionally, the farmer will provide land care and maintenance for the farm property.

The entry requirement for this job is some higher education or ag classes or certifications or at least 2 years relevant experience. Flower growing knowledge a must. This is full-time job with 5-6-day work weeks during the growing season. 40 – 45 hours per week. Approximate pay $18 to $22 per hour depending on experience. More flex time off in winter months All candidates must have a valid driver license, be a US Citizen, and pass a background check.

Responsibilities Include:

Plans and manages the production and marketing of flowering and foliage plants from greenhouse seeding to soil prep to harvest and environmental and market factors
Selects suitable plants and bulbs for growing, harvests crops, grades and stores picked flowers, bunches and packages flowers for market
Co Create crop plan, organize, plant and nurture greenhouse seeding and succession seeds for planting
Conducts soil analyses, site assessments, prepares and maintains growing media and site selection
Manage entire growing process from seed to stem – controls temperature, light, irrigation, and humidity in greenhouses to maintain optimal growing conditions
Plan, place, and monitor digital irrigation system for all planting sites.
Maintains crops by planting, weeding, identifying, and treating pests and diseases, de budding, fertilizing, and watering plants. Fruit tree pruning.
Daily early morning harvest 5 – 6 days per week during main growing season
Maintains and keeps clean farm and nursery buildings, fences, tractor, 4X4, equipment, tools, and water supply systems. May require repair or fence building.
Organizes transportation of flowers and work to sell flowers and bouquets for farm stand and farmer’s market
Design flower arrangements and bouquets for delivery and stocking onsite farm stand is a PLUS.
Maintains and evaluates records of farming activities, monitors market activity and plans crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand
Land care for external farmhouses and farm property. Includes leaf blowing, gutter maintenance, weed removal, mowing, tractor and equipment maintenance, etc…

Skills Needed:   Knowledge and experience with flower growing, soils, farm production of 1/4 minimum acres, irrigation set up and repair, tractoring, organic practices for fertilizing and pest control, green house production, cultivation, and harvest.

To apply for this job email your details to jude@zannahfarms.com