Delivery Driver and Harvest Crew


Company: Sun Love Farm
Location: Oregon City, OR
Compensation: $17-$19/ hr depending on experience Gear stipend of $200 provided after 1 month hire (must submit receipts after purchase) As many veggies as you like! 16 hrs PTO each calendar year 16 hrs sick time that is front loaded on January 1 based on Portland Protected Sick Time Law Education stipend available. Season end bonus based on season’s profits. ***A bonus is not guaranteed and is based on the year’s profits or losses.
Employment Type: Part-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture
Region: Portland Area
Date Posted: January 9, 2024

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Farm Overview

Sun Love Farm is a diverse certified naturally grown vegetable located in Oregon City, OR, just 20 minutes from Portland.  We grow about 3 acres and have been growing food out here since 2015. We primarily tend the land by hand with the help of our two BCS walk behind tractors and some innovative small farm tools (flame weeder, paper pot planter, electric sprayer).  We sell produce through our 120 member home delivery CSA program and two Farmer’s Markets ( Oregon City and Milwaukie). We have a small crew of approximately 7 employees during peak season, some part time and some full time. We love growing good food and are always trying to grow the highest quality crop possible while caring for the soil as best we can. We try to have a positive and cohesive working environment, and enjoy chatting with one another as we work and always try to eat lunch together. The farm owner (Melissa) has young children, so the culture of the farm is built up around being flexible to people’s needs in their personal life. 

 

Job Summary

You will be joining our 5 person harvest crew on Tuesdays to harvest veggies for our CSA shares. You will harvest veggies to exceptional standards and then pack them into boxes, often listening to some good music and chatting with other crew members while doing it. On Wednesday, you will safely drive our ford transit delivery van to deliver those veggies to approx 40-50 member’s homes. 

 

*For the right candidate there are other tasks available on the farm- working the farmer’s market booth, working extra hours to do field work in peak season, planning member events or taking on a CSA Coordinator position.  Please make note in your application if any of these positions are of interest. 

 

Responsibilities

Harvesting and Packing 

  • Harvesting produce to exceptional standards on Tuesdays
  • Packing CSA shares 

Delivery

  • Driving a ford transit van all around SE portland, Milwaukie, West Linn, and Happy Valley to deliver veggie boxes to 40-50 members homes. 
  • Using a routing app to guide your way
  • Keeping track of deliveries with spreadsheet 

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • A valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record
  • Reliable transportation
  • Comfortable driving a large delivery van 
  • Customer service experience 
  • Excellent communication- the right candidate will communicate clearly about scheduling changes and any conflict that needs to be worked through. 
  • A positive attitude 
  • Able to lift 50 lbs many times throughout the day
  • Able to work efficiently for long periods during the cold, heat, wind, and rain
  • Commitment to working the full farm season (through November 20) 
  • Able to work independently and also as a team

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Curiosity in learning
  • Able to work well with others
  • Loves working outside
  • Able to drive a manual vehicle