Farm Crew Member


Company: Little Wings Farm
Location: Eugene OR
Compensation: $14-$16/hr DOE
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture
Region: South Willamette Valley
Date Posted: January 14, 2022

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Field Crew/Delivery:  Assist with a diversity of tasks including harvest, washing and packing vegetables, cultivation, planting, irrigation, and trellising. In addition, delivering produce to town twice a week.

 

About Little Wings Farm: Our farm grows about 7 acres+ of Certified Organic produce, berries and flowers. We sell our produce to our Cropshare Program of 160+ members, Restaurants, Stores and U-pick. We believe in high quality food grown with consideration of our soil, native insects and overall environment. We love working with a crew of positive minded, hard working people. Also, for what it’s worth, we do not use single-use plastic mulch on our farm. 

 

About the Position: We are seeking a motivated, high spirited, positive, hardworking person who loves growing and eating a wide variety of produce. They should have a basic understanding of vegetable crops and have a familiarity with growing them. We are looking for someone who will work on our farm on harvest and field work as well as deliver produce to town with our 12’ box truck. Although formal farm experience is not required, it is preferred.  

 

Season/Hrs: This is approximately a 8 month position working 4-5 days a week, Mid April – End of November. It will be a 32-40 hours week.  We make it a priority to keep the work day to 8 hours so that our team is fresh, rested and ready to go the next day. We have a 45 minute unpaid lunch in the middle of our workday. Our start and end times will shift with the heat of the summer.  In the cooler months we will typically work 8 am – 4:45 pm. In the heat of Summer we will work 6 am – 2:45 pm. 

 

Pay Rate:$14-16/hr + DOE in addition to farm produce.  

 

Requirements: Here is a list of the following requirements

  1. Positive outlook and demeanor
  2. Enjoys working outside and working hard
  3. Self motivated and seeks to improve his/her own skills
  4. Likes being part of a team
  5. Quick and eager learner
  6. Ability to lift 50 lbs and maintain stamina throughout the workday
  7. Have reliable transportation to our farm daily
  8. Basic understanding of vegetable crops and familiarity with growing them.
  9. Clean driving record for the past 3 years. 

 

The Farm Culture:  We love working with our farm team to execute the day’s tasks in a high paced, fun and energetic atmosphere. We laugh, we dance, we listen to music and we also work hard and smart and pay great attention to the quality of our produce as well as the efficiency of the work.  For this reason we give our employees goals to strive towards and we reward and appreciate them when they achieve those goals. We also don’t shy away from conversations around what our cost of production is in each crop.  Ultimately we know that the only way for us to continue to grow food on this farm, our business must not just survive but thrive.  And that starts with the people, our farm team.