Seasonal Farm Hand


Company: Mama Tee's Farmstead
Location: Willamina, OR
Compensation: $10.75 - 11.25/hr
Employment Type: Full-Time, Internship / Apprentice, Part-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture
Region: Coastal, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area
Date Posted: April 15, 2019

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Mama Tee’s Farmstead is a small, 10-acre farm growing diversified vegetables and fruit, pastured eggs, and pasture-raised meats for CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members and Farmer’s Markets throughout the Portland and Coastal Range regions. We are in our 8th season, growing over 50 varieties of farm fresh vegetables and fruits; tending flocks of layer and meat chickens, pasture-raised pigs, and our herd of dairy goats; and processing our farmed goods into pickles, preserves, and dried goods for direct sale.

 Job Description: Mama Tee’s is looking for a dedicated and responsible farm hand to assist with vegetable production and distribution, with occasional livestock management assistance.  The position includes, but is not limited to, the following duties:

  • All aspects of a diversified vegetable and fruit production: weeding, planting, cultivating, propagating, tilling, irrigating (overhead and drip line), harvesting, etc.
  • Routine care of all farm equipment
  • CSA packing, loading, and delivery to drop-off sites
  • Packing, loading and selling goods for Farmer’s Markets
  • General Farm maintenance (upkeep of barn and greenhouse, mowing, organizing, etc)
  • Record keeping of vegetable production
  • Weekly planner sessions and communication daily with farm managers
  • Animal Husbandry (including feeding animals, milking goats, and opening/closing chicken coops)

Qualifications:

  • Experience in all of the above preferred
  • Experience working, volunteering, or interning on a farm previously preferred
  • Passion for sustainable agriculture
  • Local and community-oriented, with excellent communication skills
  • Adaptable and flexible to dynamic and sometimes stressful conditions
  • Ability to work independently and as a team, positive attitude, and strong work ethic
  • Ability to lift ~50lbs and work in inclement weather conditions