Farmers Market Manager/Harvest

Company: Wandering Roots Farm
Location: Gold Hill, OR
Compensation: $18-$20/hr with free produce
Employment Type:
Job Categories: Agriculture
Date Posted: January 16, 2024

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Wandering Roots Farm is looking for an experienced person to run our Farmer’s Market Stand.  We do 2 farmer’s markets each week on Tuesday and Thursday.  We are looking for applicants with 3-5 year of experience working on mixed vegetable farms along with experience in selling produce for these farms.  We are looking for someone outgoing and friendly, but who also has a strong physical work ethic for loading and unloading the truck, which requires someone to be in good physical shape and be able to lift 60 lbs.  Presentation of our produce at market is very important to us.  Applicant will work initially with farm owner learning how we to set up and run our market stand.  After the initial training period, applicant will be in charge of running the booth along with one other person, who will be under their supervision. Applicant must be able to work both markets throughout the season, which runs March through November. This position also includes harvesting Monday, Wednesday and Friday along with our other team members.  Experience harvesting and doing markets is a must for this position.  The workweek would be Monday harvest, Tuesday market, Wednesday Harvest, Thursday market, and Friday Harvest.  This is a very busy and demanding position.  Other tasks throughout the season could include weeding, seeding in greenhouse, and weekend greenhouse watering.   We also grow an acre of Hemp for Flower production.  In the late fall, winter and early spring the work will mostly be bucking, and trimming hemp.  This person will have most weekends off, except for the rotation of weekend greenhouse watering.  Pay for this position will depend on experience but be in a range from $18-$20/hr as long as your experience fits the job description.  There is also possible housing for this position.  At the end of the market days, produce can be traded to obtain other market items, along with taking leftover produce home for consumption.  This position takes someone who has tough mental and physical strength to endure all conditions of farming, and also a great personality with good customer service to be the face of our farm.  It is an exhausting position day in and day out. Spanish Speaking is a plus as we have a few workers that only speak Spanish.