Farm Crew Member, year round, full time, with FULL benefits


Company: Private Farm
Location: Carmel Valley Village, Monterey County, CA
Compensation: $28-30, DOE
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture
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Date Posted: February 27, 2024

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Overview:

Our Farm is located 10 minutes from Carmel Valley Village in Monterey County, CA and is looking for hard-working individuals to join our team for the 2024 season. Our farm cultivates a wide variety of crops including vegetables, flowers, fruits, olives, mushrooms and eggs, as well as raises a diversity of livestock and produces value-added products.The farm crew members will report to and work closely with the Assistant Farm Manager and are relied upon to execute a variety of tasks. This position will primarily focus on market garden flower and vegetable production, greenhouse work, and assisting with our soil health program. This position presents a unique opportunity to grow specialized crops for a diverse clientele, including our private chef team, CSA members, and guests/family of the property owner. This role requires the ability to work independently as well as part of a tight-knit team. At the farm, we focus on soil health, biodiversity, and regenerative growing methods and are looking for experienced team members who can contribute to the farm’s long-term sustainability goals. This position requires high-energy individuals with excellent communication skills and the ability to keep up with a busy, diverse schedule.  He/she/they must be adaptable, honest, and act with integrity.   

 

The farm’s goals are primarily two fold: 

  • To produce a large diversity of high-quality, organically grown, clean, nutrient-dense foods and other farm products to meet the ongoing demands of the farm clientele.  
  • To maintain a beautiful ranch and farm property.  

 

Duties include:

  • Bed preparation, transplanting, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, training, and harvesting of crops
  • Processing, washing, and packing produce to meet the high standards of our culinary team and customer base
  • Assisting with all aspects of greenhouse operations including seeding, filling trays, mixing soil, trellising and pruning vine crops, spraying, watering, and upkeeping our high standards of sanitation in the greenhouse
  • Operating a walk behind tractor and other small farm machinery
  • Perennial crop care and harvesting
  • Pest management and disease monitoring
  • Detailed record-keeping of garden plantings, bed turns, and inputs
  • Assist with all aspects of cut flower production (and arranging as needed)
  • Participating in the maintenance and implementation of our soil health program 
  • Perform basic farm maintenance and repairs including irrigation and tool repair/sharpening
  • Assist in overall ranch upkeep and cleanliness
  • Participate in required meetings for a safe and coordinated work environment

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous experience working in production agriculture
  • High school diploma
  • Demonstrates a keen interest in regenerative agriculture
  • Excellent work ethic and positive attitude
  • Attention to detail; able to maintain high quality standards and follow food safety protocols          while working quickly and efficiently
  • Able and willing to:
  • Interact with all levels of guests, management, and staff
  • Work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Give and receive feedback regularly to encourage a collaborative work environment
  • Walk up hilly and steep terrain daily
  • Bend, stoop, and kneel for long periods of time
  • Follow safety protocols and use hand tools/equipment properly
  • Work outside in a variety of extreme weather conditions, including rain, cold, heat, and wind
  • Lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds with and/or without assistance
  • Follow a regular work schedule of M-F/7:00am – 3:30pm

 

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance for the entire family–100% employer sponsored
  • Life Insurance
  • Matching 401k up to 6%
  • Paid vacation (starting at 15 days per year) and paid sick leave (10 days)
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Daily lunches and snacks provided 
  • End of year bonus
  • Uniforms and laundry service