Cancel

Private Farm

Carmel Valley Village, California

Deadline Dec 05, 2021
Job Type Full Time

We are a small private and diverse farm located on the east side of the Carmel Valley Village in Monterey County looking for a hardworking, self-motivated, experienced, long term farm crew member to join our team.  On our farm we grow over 200 varieties of vegetables, microgreens, mushrooms, olives, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, kiwi, citrus, pome fruit, stone fruit, and lots of flowers.  We also have an extensive kitchen preservation program where we typically have over 50 varieties of product on the shelf at any time throughout the year made from our excess produce.  Our soil fertility program consists of regenerative and organic practices which include making our own biochar, managing our vermicompost bins, brewing compost tea, and good old fashioned compost windrows.  We also have sheep, horses, cows, alpacas, chickens, bees, and quail that we integrate into our land management and fertility practices.  We grow our small vegetables in the traditional “market garden” 30 inch bed layout and some of our larger vegetables are grown in alleys amongst our perennial food forest.  

We need another trained and experienced hand in the field to join our great team of enthusiastic passionate farmers that support each other and work hard to achieve the farm's goals.  The farm’s goals are primarily two fold: 

 

  • To produce a large diversity of high-quality, organically grown, clean, nutrient-dense foods and other farm products to meet the customer demand.
  • To create and maintain a beautiful and ecologically balanced ranch and farm property.

 

This is a great opportunity to learn-by-doing the ins-and-outs of a small farm guided by ecological principles.  We work all year round, but offer paid vacation time off, competitive pay, and a really great benefit package.  This position is Mon - Fri, 7:30am - 4:00pm (approximately).  The Farm Crew Member will report to and work closely with the Farm Manager for the collaborative success of the farm.  

The Farm Worker must exercise good judgement and discretion in handling confidential matters.  The position requires high-energy, excellent communication skills and the ability to keep up with a busy and diverse schedule.  He/she will honor and uphold the privacy of the property owners and property residences, and must be honest and act with integrity. 

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • seed starting, planting, fertilizing, pruning, training, hoeing, weeding, and transplanting of crops
  • harvesting and inspecting of crops by hand
  • processing, washing, and packing of produce and farm products in a manner to ensure it meets farm’s standards 
  • moving of plants, soil, compost and other materials with wheelbarrows, etc.  
  • running errands as necessary to support the team
  • helping out with the overall upkeep and presentation of the ranch
  • performing basic ranch maintenance tasks and simple repairs
  • assisting with the care of the farm livestock as needed
  • assisting with food preparation and preservation efforts as needed
  • participate in all required meetings in order to create a safe and coordinated work environment

Requirements:

  • minimum 2 years experience in professional farming or professional gardening
  • familiar with organic production methods and a basic knowledge of plants
  • capable of working in a fast-paced outdoor environment
  • have a valid driver’s license
  • capable of physical labor in all weather
  • able to comfortably lift 40 lbs
  • fluent in spoken English  
  • access to reliable transportation.
HOW TO APPLY

The position will require the ability to work with constant deadlines and changing priorities while maintaining a calm demeanor and holding the ability to gracefully accept direct feedback.  If you are excited about the prospect of this position and you have previous farm labor experience, please submit a cover letter and resume to carmelvalleyfarmcrew@gmail.com

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Farm and Ranch Jobs.