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Farm crew members work on a seven-person team. Part of the week their team works together in the field and greenhouse. The rest of the week they will be responsible for work in the packhouse. In this way all farm crew members are introduced to a wide range of farm tasks and get a chance to try different jobs around the farm.
Crew members are trained on-the-job to preform the tasks they will be responsible to carry out (these tasks are listed below). We will have weekly crew meetings and monthly personal meetings to stay in communication. We also encourage farm crew members to take advantage of the resources of the farm garden and farm lending library if this interests them.
We are looking for healthy, balanced, mature people we can trust. We need people who come to work on time prepared for the day. Farm experience is good, but not required for this position. We do require all crew members to have some kind of physical work experience as farming is a very physically demanding job.
Working on the farm requires lifting 50 lbs repeatedly, bending, kneeling, squatting, and standing for long periods in all weather conditions (cold and rainy as well as hot and sunny). Please consider these requirements carefully before applying. We are seeking hardy people who can gracefully work with others and meet the many challenges of farm work with good humor.
All crew members must:
Have transportation to get to work on time dependably.
Have a working cell phone for communication.
Be able to follow instructions and pay attention to details.
Be able to commit to staying the duration of the season.
Be physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly.
Provide their own rubber boots and work footwear.
Be able to cope with the many challenges of farm work.
Be able to encourage others and see good in other people.
Be able to gracefully accept constructive criticism.
Show up to work on-time consistently.
Be able to communicate clearly with other crew members and managers
Harvesting- by hand with a harvest knife and mechanically
Cultivating- hoeing and using a tractor mounted cultivator
Transplanting-on a tractor mounted mechanical transplanter
Basic tractor operating (taught on-the-job)
Weeding- around valves and along laterals
Irrigation work- Moving pipe, assembling/disassembling it.
Mowing/Weed Whacking and general property upkeep/maintenance.
Sheet steaming- with a steam generator and tarps for weed control.
Record keeping using electronic logs
Filling trays with potting soil, seeding transplants and microgreens
Growing transplants and microgreens in the greenhouse.
Helping with special projects
Triple-washing, spinning, and air drying salad greens.
Packing, weighing, sealing, and filling cases of salad.
Cleaning and sanitizing equipment, refrigerators, work surfaces, etc.
Using pallet jacks to move salad, harvest/storage crates, etc.
Going in and out of walk-in refrigerators
Organizing and assembling orders going out to grocery stores.
Keeping records and filling out packhouse logs
Stocking Supplies and taking inventory
Start Date: around May 15th
End Date: around October 31st
Work Days: Monday through Friday.
Work Hours: 8 hour work days with 10 minute breaks and a 1 hour unpaid lunchtime. Work start/end time varies seasonally depending on day length but are generally 6:30AM-3:30PM and 7:30AM-4:30PM.