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    Turn key, complete ready-to-go farm for lease. Heaven and Earth farm comprises 11.5 acres, of which approximately 3.5 acres are in production. The farm is a mixture of wooded areas, grasslands, hillside and bottomland production areas. The farm has been in diversified production since 2000. We grow mixed seasonal vegetables, nursery stock and seedlings, seed, numerous fruits including apples, pears, cherries, plums, figs, mulberries, peaches, nectarines and nuts, 8 vars of table grapes, seed crops, flowers, herbs, chickens, bees, hops, boysenberries, marionberries, ollalieberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, currants, and more. All production uses organic farming principles since the farm was established. We use cover crops extensively, compost both from on farm and purchased, rock minerals, foliar feeding, fertilization, and animal protein nitrogen sources. The farm is currently registered organic with the state of California, and is eligible to become certified organic, which will be one of the requirements of the lessee. Soil is a mixture of Class II and Class III bottomland and foothill soils. Irrigation is provided by a 35 GPM well. We utilize limited motorized equipment, predominately relying on hand work with rototillers, hand tillage, backpack sprayers, and other assorted manual tools. The farm is completely equipped for virtually all needs for the production of the crops now on the property. The lessee will have access to all of the equipment, tools and necessary infrastructure. Equipment includes mowers, weed eaters, rototiller, push seeders, motorized backpack sprayer, large array of hand tools, lots of irrigation supplies, propagation supplies, harvest tools, and much more. We have all the equipment for marketing as well including scales, tents, F150 Ford pickup, tables and other materials. The lessee will occupy a small, modern wood heated cabin with kitchen, power and potable water, sleeping loft, outdoor heated shower, covered outdoor composting toilet, wifi and more. The space is very comfortable for one, and two will be cozy. Also there are two small trailers, powered by solar electricity, which have been used for employees or apprentices. The farm has numerous small fields, each individually fenced to exclude deer, rabbits and other critters. The largest area is approximately 1 acre of vegetable ground, bottomland, and the rest are in smaller blocks, mostly flat, some on hillsides. Irrigation is a mixture of mini sprinklers, sprinklers, drip tape, drip emitters, and some dry farmed crops. Currently the well is powered by electricity from PG & E, although we are installing solar panels this winter to offset a portion of the electricity charges. There is a 24’ x 50' double poly unheated greenhouse, with production area for starting seedlings using supplemental heat; approximately half of the house used for seasonal crop production, the other half for seedling production. Most propagating supplies and equipment are available. There is also a 24’ x 50' seasonal hoop house. We have a 8’ x 12’ walk-in refrigeration, dry storage, freezer, and additional storage. The walk-in is equipped with lighting and heat for use as a seed germination chamber, when not used for cooling produce. There is a large, completely equipped outdoor kitchen, used seasonally for production of on farm value-added products, as well as harvest, cleaning and packing of crops. This area has been used by us, employees and apprentices for meal production, processing, gatherings and relaxation. We have nearly all the equipment for preserving foods including juice press, extractors, fermentation supplies, canning equipment, dehydrator, freezer and more. The farm and all the equipment, including the cabin and trailers, is available for lease for the cost of the cabin rental, $750 per month plus shared utilities. It's a deal! We are willing to share our knowledge as needed including all the basic aspects of how the farm works to date, and encourage ongoing conversation and advice as needed, if you ask for it.. We have extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of running a small farm, food processing, herbal preparations, homesteading skills and much more. We are willing to provide training and advice as needed with all aspects of the farms crop production and overall management. Heaven and Earth Farm is located on the San Juan Ridge of Nevada County, California in the Sierra foothills at 2400 feet elevation, between the South and Middle forks of the Yuba River. We are in the zone of transition between oaks and pines, with madrone and manzanita, with long Mediterranean summer and fall, rainy cool to cold winters, and usually rainy spring. The average rainfall is 60 inches, however the range has been between 30 and 115 inches in the last 10 years. We have four distinct seasons. Most years we get little or no rain from early May to mid October. We get occasional snow, 3 to 5 times per year, usually no more than a few inches per snowfall. The Northern Sierras, a vast and beautiful mountain range, is our back yard. Recreation opportunities are huge. The farm is located in a rural area, populated by long-time residents and a mix of long time and new back to the landers. We are 15 miles from the nearest urban area, Nevada City and Grass Valley. The county population is approximately 100,000. We have an extremely active community with social and political diversity. Although the towns are relatively small, they have all of the features of a large city. Where we live on the ridge is much smaller, but it also has an active social and educational scene. If you're interested in social, entertainment and educational opportunities, the list is almost endless. We need a highly motivated, friendly and innovative person(s) to lease this small farm and grow it to its ultimate potential. The successful applicant will have a minimum of two years of organic farming experience, preferably in a management role. We are not able to accommodate recent apprentices or interns, as we need a more experienced farmer. Applicants should have experience in a variety of vegetable and flower production, greenhouse and hoop house, and preferably perennial crops as well. Knowledge and ability to organize a farm work plan, manage interns or employees, market crops, use basic farm equipment and maintain as needed, crop rotation, fertility, pest and weed management, irrigation, bookkeeping skills, record-keeping skills are all essential. Please provide resume, farming references and personal references. We look forward to hearing from you and establishing a great, nourishing, mutually beneficial friendship.

    Name: 
    Amigo Bob Cantisano
    City: 
    Nevada City
    State/Province: 
    California

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    Job Purpose 

    The Farmer is responsible for overseeing all aspects of production, developing and executing the long-term farming strategy, providing organic expertise, and assisting in education at the farm. The Farmer will provide strategic leadership for the Field Supervisor and seasonal farm staff and maintain a safe, clean, and organized environment for staff and customers. The Farmer will be a steward to the land and facilities by fostering a productive organic farm that nurtures the surrounding ecosystem and the people who work at and visit the site.

    Cascadian Farm® is one of the country's leading brands of organic foods. The story of Cascadian Farm begins over 40 years ago on a little stretch of land next to the Skagit River in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. Today Cascadian Farm has grown far beyond our original farm. Acquired by General Mills in 2000, Cascadian Farm sells cereals, bars, frozen fruits and vegetables, spreads, and juices.

     

    The heart of our brand, our 28 acre organic Home Farm grows eleven acres of blueberries, one acre each of strawberries, raspberries, sweet corn, and pumpkins, as well as some hardy kiwis, and greenhouse peppers and tomatoes. The remainder of the land is planted in grassways. Located in a temperate rainforest zone, the Farm receives approximately 80 inches of rain a year with temperatures ranging from 25 – 50° F in the winter and 50 – 90° F in the summer. The Home Farm operates a farm and ice cream stand and serves the organic community through research and education.

     

    Position Details 

    • Reports to Home Farm Site Director
    • Location: Rockport, WA 
    • Travel: Limited 
    • Weekend & extended hours required during growing season 



    Major Job Responsibilities

    Farm Production (80%)

    Responsible for farm operations including yield, production schedules, equipment, and employee supervision. 

    o Develop and lead execution of long-term strategy for farming operations; 

    o Directly manage the Field Supervisor and indirectly the seasonal field staff; 

    o Perform basic maintenance and improvements on farm infrastructure, facilities, and equipment; 

    o Ensure necessary supplies and parts are available for farm production and equipment repair; 

    o Operate equipment including berry harvester, tractors, and tractor implements (for soil prep, planting, harvest, and field and road maintenance); 

    o Manage and oversee all irrigation needs and repairs; 

    o Maintain farm records related to production, organic certification, and human and food safety; 

    o Promote and maintain a safe, clean, and organized work environment for staff and customers; and 

    o Assist field crew in planting, weeding, pruning, and harvesting crops and fill in as needed.

    Support overall operations as a member of the farm leadership team through active participation in meetings, progress reports, collaboration, and proactive communication with the team. 

    o Contribute to the farm business planning by providing expertise on farm enterprises including cropping systems, varieties, volumes, inputs, and capital investments; 

    o Facilitate a respectful, communicative, and team-oriented working environment; and 

    o Work with the farm leadership team to ensure all farm goals are met.

    Responsible for maintaining organic integrity on the farm. 

    o Ensure operations comply with local, state, and federal regulations (including, but not limited to, Good Agricultural Practices, Washington State Department of Agriculture, and USDA National Organic Program); 

    o Holistically manage soil fertility (cover cropping, crop rotation, and manage compost program), nutrient cycling, promote biodiversity, and weed, pest, and disease management; and 

    o Maintain technical expertise in organic and sustainable farming practices and issues by keeping up with the latest scientific research and attending relevant farm conferences. 



    Interpretation, Education, and Outreach (20%)

    Work with the Site Director to provide tours and organic farming education to visitors and brand customers; 

    • Assist with development of organic education resources for staff and visitors; 
    • Contribute farm and organic agriculture content to social media, website, and blog; 
    • Support and represent organic farming work with industry and partners in the organic community; and 
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications 

    • Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis in organic or sustainable agriculture desired. 
    • At least two years of production management experience required (managing production schedule, managing staff, purchasing farm inputs, overseeing soil fertility, developing long-term strategy). 
    • Demonstrated experience with operating and maintaining machinery (berry harvester, tractor, tractor implements) and ability to make minor repairs to farm tools, equipment, and farm infrastructure. 
    • Experience in organic agriculture practices with an understanding of soil fertility, pest and weed management, and greenhouse management. 
    • Knowledge of current organic research and emerging trends in organic farming systems. 
    • Creative thinker and problem solver with the ability to innovate. 
    • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
    • Willingness to participate in videos and social media to promote the farm, organic agriculture, and the brand. 
    • Must be able to comfortably lift 50lbs and perform work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. 
    • Conversational Spanish is strongly desired.

     

    Competencies

    • Passion and enthusiasm for organic farming and stewardship of natural resources 
    • Energizes & develops people 
    • Delivers outstanding results 
    • Integrity 
    • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing job requirements and priorities 
    • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and under time constraints 
    • Team player with positive attitude 
    • Ability to work with multiple, diverse stakeholders

     

    Compensation 

    This is a full-time, year-round position offering a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

     

    To Apply 

    Please visit our General Mills Careers website, create a profile, and formally apply to the position at:

    http://careers.generalmills.com/en/jobs/descriptions/organic-farmer-cascadian-farm-home-farm-rockport-washington-job-1-5044922

    Information about the farm is available at: http://www.cascadianfarm.com/our-farm/the-farm

    City: 
    Rockport
    State/Province: 
    Washington

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    About Us: 

    We are a ranch in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México looking for an experienced farmer to help us start a small, organic, no-till market garden. 



    This is an excellent opportunity for a farmer who has the skills to operate his/her own farm but doesn’t have the necessary finances to buy land.

     

    Essential Duties: 

    • To plan and put into practice an Organic farm utilizing no-till, no-spray agriculture - starting from scratch (you’ll be given the staff and budget you need to complete all tasks) 
    • Preparing land, irrigation, erecting greenhouses, building raised beds 
    • Detailed record keeping + budgeting (you will have assistance with this) 
    • Crop rotation 
    • 2 year minimum commitment with a one season trial period

     

    Qualifications: 

    • Fluency in Spanish 
    • Minimum 2 years managing a for-profit organic farm 
    • Ability + desire to move to Mexico for a multi-year commitment 
    • Valid US (or Mexican!) driver’s license 
    • Flexibility in your work hours and overall attitude 
    • You should know how to: build a greenhouse, practice no-till agriculture (or be ready, willing, and excited to learn), know how to create a thriving and healthy eco-system on the farm, as no pesticides, organic or not, will be permitted; how to compost, etc. 
    • Demonstrated understanding of agricultural practices, whole farm planning, crop rotation, soil enhancement methods, soil science and general ecological principles 
    • Ability to manage workers (in Spanish) 
    • Ability to work with and for meticulous owners and managers 
    • Passion for learning about not only plants, but the agricultural heritage of where you will be farming 
    • Bonus: experience with animals, although we’ll be bringing on an HM livestock manager next, so this is not essential

     

    Compensation: 

    • $45,000 USD annual salary plus potential incentives in following years 
    • Housing on the ranch + a vehicle to use locally will be included 
    • 2 weeks paid vacation
    • The right candidate for this position will be sent to a farm in Northern California for a two-week intensive, paid apprenticeship this spring (ideally by April or May) to learn no-till vegetable farming from farmers who have mastered the practice. The farmers that train you will also act as consultants in San Miguel this summer to help us get the farm up an running, and provide phone and email consultations as needed in the months following.

     

    Please send a note explaining why you are interested in this specific opportunity, and why you are the right person for it, along with your resume to: 

    farmersanmiguel@gmail.com

    City: 
    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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    THE ECOLOGY CENTER

    The Ecology Center is a 45-year-old nonprofit located in west Berkeley. Our mission is to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond. The Ecology Center transforms the ideas of sustainability into everyday practice. We offer information you can act on, infrastructure you can count on, and leadership for lasting change. We are working toward a world of resilient communities, zero waste and toxics, equal access to healthy food, sustainable resource use, and a safe and stable climate.

    SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Farmers’ Market Program Manager works under the supervision of the Food and Farming Program Director to oversee all Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets activities. The Farmers’ Market Program Manager is responsible for overseeing all market operations as well as directly managing the Tuesday and Saturday Farmers’ Markets. This is a full-time position with a Tuesday through Saturday workweek which involves approximately 19 hours at market and 21 hours in the office every week.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop plans, policies, goals, and objectives for the Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations, and in accordance with the goals and strategies of the Ecology Center mission and strategic plan.
    • Develop and adhere to annual budget in collaboration with Food and Farming Program Director, monitor departmental expenses, grant income and expenses, provide financial projections for program activities.
    • Manage the Tuesday and Saturday markets including market set-up and breakdown, stall fee collections, signage, load list distribution and collection, EC booth staffing, volunteer coordination, and all other market activities.
    • Hire, train, and supervise, and evaluate performance of FM staff; develop FM collaborative team in managing all aspects of all FM operations.
    • Plan and execute marketing strategies to attract new shoppers and increase repeat shoppers though advertising, social marketing, on-line, and event approaches.
    • Recruit and select farmers and other vendors in order to maintain full and balanced markets with input from advisory committees in accordance with Ecology Center mission and strategic goals;
    • Build and maintain good relationships with vendors, customers and community members
    • Effectively resolve conflicts and solve problems with speed and diplomacy

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • The proven ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in a variety of environments and situations
    • Demonstrated ability to build farmers’ markets as successful businesses
    • General environmental knowledge and literacy to support Ecology Center’s environmental and community mission
    • Broad and deep knowledge of sustainable food systems, food justice, and related topics
    • Competency with word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphic computer applications in a Mac computer environment and ability and willingness to learn new applications as needed
    • Ability and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining relationships with participants including farmers, vendors, customers, neighbors and other members of the public
    • Demonstrable ability to effectively resolve conflicts
    • The ability and willingness to “police” and enforce policies with staff, vendors, and the public
    • Experience working for and commitment to building sustainable and just food systems
    • Flexibility and creativity, ability to “think on your feet” and find appropriate solutions to unique challenges
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills
    • Strong organizational and time-management skills
    • Must possess a current CA driver’s license
    • First Aid and CPR Certification (or willingness to become certified)

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Conversational Spanish fluency strongly preferred

    HOURS

    This position is a full time position. Hours on market days are dictated by the hours of the market. Office hours are standard business hours, with some flexibility. Some evening and weekend work is required.

    WAGE

    The salary range for this position starts at $42,000. This is a benefitted position.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Complete application found at www.ecologycenter.org/jobs/

    Send resume with cover letter to Ben Feldman at ben@ecologycenter.org

    We value diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE/AA

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    March 1, 2015

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

     

    Name: 
    Ben Feldman
    City: 
    Berkeley
    State/Province: 
    California

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    850 Acres of Organic pasture available starting March 1st. All open ground and pretty flat. Available to beef stockers, dry cows, dairy heifers, etc.

    Name: 
    Nate Chisholm
    City: 
    Petaluma
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 02/10/15--10:32: Farm Equipment for Sale
  • Goulds Water pump model 3656: 2”X1 1/4” less then 5 hrs. use.  5 HP 230 volt = $800.     

    8’ lime spreader = $100.   

    3 point fan type sprayer for vineyard or orchard use = $250.      

    Rebuilt starter for 92 series Detroit = $100.

    470 feet of 2” aluminum irrigation pipe with fittings and trailer = $500.

    Call 530-346-2918

    Name: 
    Jim Ronsse, 530-346-2918
    City: 
    Chicago Park
    State/Province: 
    California

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    Sales Manager needed for mission-driven local produce distributor

    Who is:

    • Inspired to increase sales opportunities for local farmers
    • Motivated, efficient, and able to multi-task
    • Personable with clear communication skills
    • Punctual and professional––able to follow through and follow up

    Harvest Santa Barbara (www.harvestsantabarbara.com) sources the freshest, highest quality produce direct from area farmers and distributes to local schools, colleges, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, home delivery groups, and other businesses.

    Responsibilities:

    • Communicating with customers and producers via email, phone, and in-person
    • Developing and sustaining relationships with customers and increasing sales
    • Working collaboratively with the rest of Harvest Santa Barbara team
    • Managing availability/price lists in collaboration with produce buyer
    • Managing a wide range of administrative tasks associated with running a small business.

    Qualifications:

    • Extensive experience working with produce
    • Able to lift a 40 lb. box
    • Sales experience, preferably with a wholesale produce business
    • Excellent communication skills for representing the business through emails, phone, and in-person meetings with prospective and existing customers

    Other desirable professional experience:

    • Website management, social media networking
    • PR & Marketing
    • Culinary
    • Agricultural
    • Administrative

    This position will be 40 hours per week; Some health insurance coverage available; Compensation: commensurate with experience

    You will be considered for this position after submitting your resume, cover letter, and three work references to Jasper at: jasper@harvestsantabarbara.com Inquiries about this business will only be handled through communication through this email. Please do not call regarding this posting. 

    Name: 
    Jasper Eiler
    City: 
    Santa Barbara
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 02/18/15--11:54: Farm Equipment for Sale
  • John Deere 4240 Diesel 110 horsepower Tractor 1979 or 1980 Model. Starts and runs well, gauges all work. $7500 Time to do your own ground preparation without spending a lot of money?

    John Deere roll over plow. Three 16 inch bottoms, orbital hydraulic motor. $1500

    Schmeiser 3 shank ripper. 30 inch parabolic shanks, no significant wear. $3000. New cost $6000

    Two Silverstitcher wire stitching machines. $250 each

    Vandana Seeder from Growing Systems Inc. Need Work $100

    Antique Wooden refrigerated display case, has some broken grass, fair condition, could be restored. Free to a good home!

    Name: 
    Jim
    Phone: 
    831-818-6287
    City: 
    Watsonville
    State/Province: 
    California

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    Tye Model 2005 Vineyard and Orchard Drill. Plants five foot width with nine double disc openers. Good condition, used once per year to plant cover crop. $4500

    Spedo Disc Type In Row Cultivator. Unit does both sides in one pass. PTO driven hydraulic pump, sensors to move disc gangs in and out around vines or trees. Adjustable for different row widths from about 10 to 18 feet. $4900.

    Name: 
    Jim
    Phone: 
    831 818 6287
    City: 
    Watsonville
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 02/19/15--13:15: 10,000 lb./day Ice Machine
  • Arctic Temp ice machine model 1500 RCU for sale. The machine uses R22 Freon. It has a 15HP compressor skid mounted remotely from ice head. Requires 480/240V- 3 phase. Machine works well -we got a bigger machine. Still connected to power and water now but ready to move it.

    Phone: 
    8316232100
    City: 
    San Juan Bautista
    State/Province: 
    California

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    The Certification Operations Assistant is a full‐time, non‐exempt employee of CCOF’s Certification Services based in Santa Cruz, CA.  The Assistant reports to the Certification Operations Supervisor.  

    Job Duties:  

    The Assistant completes a wide range of daily tasks associated with the certification of organic food.  Will work with various software programs including an online and in‐house database.   Tasks performed by the Assistant are essential to the certification process including data entry, copying, mailing, and writing letters.  

    View the full job description.

    City: 
    Santa Cruz
    State/Province: 
    California

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    CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Grower and/or Livestock Certification Specialist to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing organic farm certification.

    Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities. This job requires knowledge of organic production practices, and the ability to work independently and as a team with other professionals. The job also requires customer service skills, the ability to manage data, and the ability to work within a regulatory environment.

    To master this position requires approximately one year, so please only apply if you are willing to make a multi-year commitment.

    This position requires full time computer work, does not include on-site inspections of certified organic operations, and is not likely to include field work in the future. There may be infrequent opportunities to represent CCOF at trade shows or conferences and to engage with clients directly in other settings, depending on interest and availability to travel. Certification Specialists interact with clients via phone, email and formal letters as well as occasional in-person office meetings.

    View the full job description.

    City: 
    Santa Cruz
    State/Province: 
    California

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    CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Handler Certification Specialist to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing tasks related to organic processor & retailer certification.

    Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities. This job requires knowledge of organic production/processing practices and the ability to work independently and as a team with other professionals. The job also requires customer service skills, the ability to manage data, and the ability to work within a regulatory environment.

    To master this position requires approximately one year, so please only apply if you are willing to make a multi-year commitment.

    View the full job description.

    City: 
    Santa Cruz
    State/Province: 
    California

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    CCOF is expanding the responsibilities of its Quality Team to include materials issues in addition to accreditation, standards, document control and compliance (complaints and investigations).  The team consists of a contracted Lead Auditor, a staff Quality and Compliance Supervisor, and is managed by the Associate Quality System Manager. This new position will be a “Specialist” or a “Supervisor” level, depending on experience, and adds capacity to the team which may include assistance with document control and accreditation in addition to the tasks related to materials, standards, and compliance.

    View the full job description.

    City: 
    Santa Cruz
    State/Province: 
    California

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    Say Hay Farms is a five-year old certified organic farm in Yolo County, CA. We currently raise a diversity of vegetables on more than 20 acres plus 800 laying hens, 5 acres of almonds, and an acre of oranges for providing high quality produce to our CSA, farmers’ market, and wholesale customers in the Sacramento Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.



    This is a lively and exciting time on our farm. This year, we are expanding to 50 acres and moving our base of operations, including building a new packing facility, expanding the chicken operation, and designing new equipment and workflows – all in the midst of our daily farm life.



    We are a people-focused farm intent on providing a great workplace for serious and skilled farmers. We do not have a separate harvest crew and management. Instead, our small size allows us to focus on leveraging each person’s unique skills while sharing the responsibility of harvest, marketing, and day-to-day management of the farm.



    We are seeking more seasoned farmers as well as ambitious newbies to join our tight crew and help us grow. We have two positions available: Full Time Farmer and Part Time Farmer.

    Please visit www.sayhayfarms.com/jobs for a complete job description and information about how to apply.

    Name: 
    Chris Hay
    Phone: 
    510-847-0815
    City: 
    Esparto
    State/Province: 
    California

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    The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops to protect against natural disasters that result in lower yields or crop losses, or prevent crop planting.  To obtain coverage, producers must sign up in their FSA county office prior to the application closing date, which varies by crop.

    Producers interested in NAP coverage for organic crops should contact their local FSA county office.  The application deadline for many annually planted crops is March 15, 2015.

    Click here to learn more


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    Our farm is seeking a farm team member to work with us 5-6 days per week, starting from March through November 2015, and hopefully continuing through the winter and beyond. (There is some flexibility for the starting date.) This position has room to grow and we hope to find someone interested in a longer-term relationship. You will participate in all phases of the farm, including crop planning, seed starting, greenhouse management and transplanting, weeding and pest management, harvesting and marketing of produce. We are looking for a dedicated, hardworking, and outgoing individual who will be an integral part of our farm team, not only to work the fields but also to interact with customers at the farmers' market and farm members at CSA pick-up.

    Work Experience / Skills Desired

    We are looking for a farmer with agricultural experience: someone with a strong commitment to sustainable, community-based agriculture. We appreciate a willingness to work hard and the ability to also have fun while doing it. Some prior experience with CSA farms is a big plus. Being handy with basic farm repairs (irrigation, fences, gates, barns) or carpentry are pluses. We also value an openness to try new things, a focused and dedicated work ethic with attention to detail, an easygoing attitude, the flexibility to adjust to a fluid work environment, and--of course--an enthusiasm for plant and animal life!

    Specifically, we're looking for someone with experience and/or interest in:

    • Organic growing techniques for a wide variety of vegetables from seed to harvest;
    • Seed starting, propagation and greenhouse management;
    • Harvesting and marketing a wide variety produce;
    • Farmers' market sales;
    • Management of a CSA program;
    • Managing field crews and/or volunteers;
    • Tending livestock, such as chickens and goats;
    • What the rhythm of life is like on a small, diversified farm!

    Hours, Compensation, and Housing

    This is a year-round, full-time position, paid an hourly wage plus plenty of fresh produce. Total hours per week average approximately 40-50 hours/week during peak season (March-November.) Potential winter work hours 30-40 hours/week (December-February), depending on weather and markets. This position has room to grow and we hope to find someone interested in a longer-term relationship.

    We have low-cost housing for 1-2 people available on the farm property. Please inquire for details.

    Farm Description

    Our farm supplies local families with weekly veggie boxes through our small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program of about 75 families. We have a vibrant and growing community of CSA members, most of whom visit the farm every week to pick up their vegetables, forage for extra "u-pick" items, and connect with the farm and farmers. We also sell produce through wholesale and farmers' markets. Our flock of laying hens and herd of dairy goats provide fresh eggs, goat milk, and goat cheese and yogurt. We are working towards a "full-diet" farm, and our crops also include dry beans and grains. The farm is located in the beautiful Russian River Valley (10 minutes from the towns of Windsor and Healdsburg, 20 minutes from Sebastopol and Santa Rosa.)

    To Apply:

    Please email us a cover letter and resume or list of experiences, plus at least two references. (Send to farmer@foggyriverfarm.org) Please include: relevant past work experience; your short-term and long-term goals; and any other skills that you have that might be useful on the farm.

    If we feel we may be a good match, we will contact you to set up a phone or Skype interview, possibly followed by a farm visit. Applicants who are able to visit the farm receive priority, as we think it is highly important to meet in person as well as show you the farm.

    Name: 
    Lynda Hopkins
    Phone: 
    7074830443
    City: 
    Healdsburg
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 03/09/15--14:55: Farm Apprentice wanted
  • Person or couple interested in work trade on small biodynamic farm. Must have interest in micro-dairy, cheese production, vegetable production, living in community. 1 year commitment. Begins in May.

    Name: 
    Matthew or Terces Engelhart
    Phone: 
    4155019678
    City: 
    vacaville
    State/Province: 
    California

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    This is an opportunity to live and work year round at an amazing camp facility on the Tuolumne River next to Yosemite National Park. During the summer, Tawonga hosts hundreds of children for traditional summer camp programs and in the off-season, serves families for weekend programs.

    Our Maintenance Technicians work on a team with three other tradesmen, under the direction of the Manager of Buildings & Grounds. Together, they ensure the safe operation of all camp buildings, program areas, vehicles and equipment. Safety and professionalism are our highest values.

    Team members must have professional experience in eight (8) or more trades: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, roofing, concrete, refrigeration, pumps, vehicles, backhoe operation, swimming pools, drinking water systems, septic, painting, farm animal care, landscaping, cabinetry/furniture building, woodcrafting, and organic gardening.

    Working at Tawonga is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. To succeed one must enjoy being isolated and remote for part of the year and completely surrounded by hundreds of clients during the program season.

    This is a full-time, residential position, and includes hourly wages (DOE), housing, basic utilities and generous benefits.

    Please email resume including 3 trade references.

    Name: 
    Jamie
    Phone: 
    415-852-4224
    City: 
    Groveland
    State/Province: 
    California

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    Tye Model 2005 Vineyard and Orchard Drill. Plants five foot width with nine double disc openers. Good condition, used once per year to plant cover crop. $4500

    Spedo Disc Type In Row Cultivator. Unit does both sides in one pass. PTO driven hydraulic pump, sensors to move disc gangs in and out around vines or trees. Adjustable for different row widths from about 10 to 18 feet. $4900.

    Name: 
    Jim
    Phone: 
    831 818 6287
    City: 
    Watsonville
    State/Province: 
    California

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