Farm Crew


Company: Quackenbush Farm
Location: Eagle Creek, OR
Compensation: 15/hr
Employment Type: Full-Time, Internship / Apprentice
Job Categories: Agriculture, Business, Production
Region: North Willamette Valley, Portland Area
Date Posted: February 10, 2024

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We are seeking to fill full time farm crew positions for 2024.  These positions will be part of a small team responsible for most day-to-day operations of the farm.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform day to day field operations, including propagation, field preparation, planting, weeding and cultivation, pest and disease management, and harvest.
  • Perform post-harvest processing duties such as sorting, washing, bunching, packing orders, and food safety.
  • Vending at our farmer’s markets.
  • Other duties include record keeping, irrigation installation and repair, trellising, field walks and crop observations, cleaning and farm maintenance, and various odd jobs like light carpentry, repair, etc.

Qualifications

  • At least one season of prior vegetable farming or equivalent experience.
  • Physically able to endure repetitive motions such as stooping, squatting, and reaching, lifting 50lbs, and ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Valid driver’s license is required to fulfill job duties (driving farm vehicles on public roads)
  • A personal interest in sustainable agriculture.Because our business is located in an area without access to reliable public transportation, we only recommend that applicants with access to a vehicle apply.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a kitchen/food service environment, or a similar small-team environment where speed, efficiency, and attention to detail are essential.

Desired Personal Traits:

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to set clear expectations, provide constructive feedback, and be respectful in a small team environment.
  • Able to balance attention to detail with speed and efficiency, and understand when to lean one way or the other.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Able to work independently without supervision, and able to ask questions when clarification is needed.

Schedule

Full time positions.  Full time positions are either Tuesday through Saturday or Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.