Harvest Assistants

Company: Nella Mae's Farm
Location: Cove, Oregon
Compensation: $10-$13
Employment Type: Part-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture, Production
Region: Eastern
Date Posted: March 9, 2019

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Background: Nella Mae’s Farm is a small vegetable farm growing for local markets. We sell to local restaurants and retail outlets, through our on-farm farmstand, and at the La Grande Farmers Market.

Harvest Assistants, experience first-hand what it takes to manage a diverse small farm through the growing season. The work is physically and mentally engaging.

We truly respect and value our employees. We have a friendly, organized workplace with clear procedures and daily objectives. We have a strong sense of community and teamwork on our farm. We work closely together and eat hot, farm-fresh crew lunches together each day. We make sure employees can take home plenty of produce, too.

Wage: $10-$13/hour depending on experience.

Work Schedule: Harvest days are 6am-2:30pm Tuesdays, 6am-4pm Fridays. Additional hours available but not required Mondays and Thursdays with flexible schedule.

Term: Flexible. May 1-Oct 31.

Job Description: Harvest Assistants will participate in all harvest activities with a team of other workers under supervision of the farm manager. Harvest days are busy and fast paced, but fun and interesting. Harvest activities include:

  • Harvesting vegetables
  • Washing and cleaning vegetables
  • Packing vegetables for wholesale and retail markets
  • Record keeping

Qualifications: We are looking for hard-working, self-motivated people who are able to maintain a sense of humor during hot days and communicate well. Harvest assistants must be able to work quickly and deftly with their hands and follow direction of the farm manager. Attention to detail and adherence to our food safety procedures is critical. Applicants should be ready for physical work and to lift 30lbs regularly. They should also be able to work outside in all weather conditions from rain to heat. We invite a person of any skill level to apply for as long as they are excited to learn and work outside.

For questions, contact Nella Mae Parks at nellamaesfarm@gmail.com or 541-910-4098. More information about the farm at www.nellamaesfarm.com and on Facebook and Instagram.