Newberg area farm looking for individual to grow, operate and manage a self sustaining, all-organic CSA on 1 acre of land.
Current farm budget allows for job to be part-time in year 1, transitioning to full time in year 2, with potential for benefits depending on the profitability of the project.
The Garden Manager will develop and manage all aspects of the CSA business and farming operations including business development, growing organic vegetables, fruits and herbs; identifying and selling in local markets and on-site.
-Maintain garden infrastructure and landscape with the help existing farm workers and/or volunteers;
-Produce annual field plans, budget and operations detail;
-Create and maintain standards of production to ensure the highest quality produce;
-Seed ordering and material acquisition;
-Planning and implementation of weekly planting schedule;
-Insect and weed control, fertility monitoring and general field observation;
-Irrigation planning and implementation;
-Soil building program including composting;
-Installation, maintenance and monitoring of deer fencing;
-Plan weekly harvest schedule, harvest, market and deliver;
-Assist with marketing garden
-Participate in planning for long-term garden development;
-Current driver’s license and a clean driving record;
-Comfortable driving a cube truck and operating farm equipment;
-Minimum two years experience of full-season management of organic farming business;
-Experience working in a team environment with proven leadership skills;
-Demonstrated ability to work independently;
-Demonstrated good organizational and record keeping skills;
-Demonstrated farm planning experience and working knowledge of farm infrastructure;
-Experience in growing/using organic principles;
-Experience working with farm machinery;
-Basic carpentry skills;
-Demonstrated good communication skills;
-Ability to repeatedly lift 50 pounds
-Self-motivated, cooperative and flexible;
-Responsibly manage administrative and record keeping tasks related to running the garden business and overall success of the organization;
Salary will be based on experience and profitability of operation. Potential for housing, benefits, garden expansion and profit sharing is available at the farm and produce will be available for personal consumption.
Interested parties need to submit a 3 year projection for income and expenses.
Self-sufficient CSA with season extension Green or Hoop House.
It is not and is currently an irrigated lawn.
Water available with water right, Well water & river water. Existing irrigation in place.
Class 1 Soil, mostly Willamette and Woodburn
Small shop - potential for green or hoop house.
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