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Mahonia Gardens is a one-acre market garden operating in Sisters, Oregon, dedicated to growing quality produce. We use only organic practices. We focus on soil health, biodiversity, and a sustainable lifestyle for the humans involved. We provide food to Sisters and Bend. Labor on the farm is done by hand, using ergonomic hand tools including broadforks, wheel hoe, and digging forks to create and maintain beds. While we are not certified organic, we use absolutely no harmful chemicals in our production—no pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, etc.
We primarily sell produce through our farm stand, “The Stand”, which is located at our home in downtown Sisters. The farm is on leased land about ½ mile from our home and farm stand. Our crop plan is based around sales at The Stand. We also sell wholesale through retailer Central Oregon Locavore and distributor Agricultural Connections.
Mahonia Gardens was founded in 2013 by us, Carys Wilkins and Benji Nagel. For the 2021 season we had one part time employee, two full-time interns through Rogue Farm Corps, and one summer intern. Our part-time employee was with us for three seasons and recently moved to Bellingham to start her own farm.
In November 2021, we will be having our second baby. Benji will assume the role as primary farm manager while Carys will be on farm as much as possible amid caretaking the kiddos. We are looking for a responsible employee that can understand the needs of parents with young children and take on leadership when neither of us are present.
Job Title: Field Assistant/Crew Lead
Compensation: $15-$17/hour DOE, 36 hours/week
As a Field Assistant/Crew lead we are looking for a person who:
This job will entail a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to:
Applicant must have the ability to:
This position requires typical physical demands for farm labor, such as walking, standing, reaching, stooping, squatting, lifting up to 50 lbs. and working outdoors in cold, hot, wet, or smoky conditions on uneven surfaces.
Send Resume and Cover Letter to: MahoniaGardens@gmail.com
(please expect up to a week for a response, it is still our busy season!)
Please read our website, mahoniagardens.com, to get a more in depth idea of our farm and what we do.
We are hoping to meet each applicant for an on-farm working interview.
Thank you for your interest,
Carys and Benji