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  • 08/04/14--14:44: Farm Apprenticeship
  • Person or couple interested in work trade on small farm. Must have interest in micro- dairy, cheese production, vegetable production, living in community. 1 year commitment.

    Name: 
    Matthew or Terces Engelhart
    City Name: 
    Vacaville
    State/Province: 
    California

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    Terra Firma Farm is a 220 acre organic farm in Winters, California with a 1200 member year-round CSA and a well-established base of retail and wholesale customers.

    We are a small company with a small office staff. We are looking for a friendly, organized and efficient multi-tasker with good verbal and written (email) communication skills to interface with our customers and crew. Spanish language skills are big plus for communicating with non-office staff.

    We use a web-based application to manage our CSA subscribers (Farmigo) and Peachtree Accounting to manage our other sales. Qualified applicants will have to demonstrate ability to use these systems or experience with similar ones. Schedule is M-F, 8-5. Salary DOE plus benefits and paid vacation.

    Interested Parties should email a cover letter, detailed resume and a minimum of two professional references. Qualified candidates will receive a complete, detailed job description before an interview is scheduled.

    Name: 
    Paul Underhill
    City Name: 
    Winters
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 08/12/14--17:46: Assistant Production Manager
  • We use a web-based application to manage our CSA subscribers (Farmigo) and Peachtree Accounting to manage our other sales. Qualified applicants will have to demonstrate ability to use these systems or experience with similar ones.

    Schedule is M-F, 8-5. Salary DOE plus benefits and paid vacation.

    Interested Parties should provide a cover letter, detailed resume and a minimum of two professional references. Qualified candidates will receive a complete, detailed job description before an interview is scheduled.

    Name: 
    Paul Underhill
    City Name: 
    Winters
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 08/13/14--09:09: Sheep Dairy Farm Manager
  • Farm manager position on 40 acre sheep dairy farm on California's Central Coast. We milk 100 ewes and produce award-winning cheese and yogurt, as well as lamb meat, whey-fed pork and eggs. Full-time position under direction of farmer/owner. Responsibilities to include pasture management, sheep husbandry, rotational grazing, milking, supervising farm workers, general farm equipment maintenance and small building projects. Manager would also be responsible for 3-sow pig operation and small laying flock. Organic livestock experience required; dairy experience a plus. Pay dependent on experience, and includes 2 bedroom house on-farm. Potential for future partnership arrangement. www.gardenvarietycheese.com

    Name: 
    Rebecca King
    City Name: 
    Royal Oaks
    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.

    View the full job decription

    City Name: 
    Santa Cruz
    State/Province: 
    California

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    POSITION OVERVIEW

    Organic Farming Research Foundation is currently seeking a Research Program Director to lead the research grants initiatives, the development of analytical products, and overall educational efforts. 
    This new, senior level position provides an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to build on OFRF’s body of work, to develop programs that encourage more farmers to adopt organic practices and grow the sector, and strategically help guide the organization through its next phase of growth.

    The Research Program Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for:

    • overseeing OFRF’s research grants program and ensuring that OFRF-funded research is responsive to the needs of the organic family farmer
    • developing analytical products that will inform OFRF research, education, and advocacy efforts, including monitoring the research needs of organic farmers and trends in organic research
    • strategizing on approaches to integrate organic research and programs into colleges and universities with agricultural programs
    • facilitating communication of research results to the farmers in an accessible manner

    The Research Program Director position is a full-time position based in Santa Cruz, CA.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Skills and Experience

    • Master’s degree (or above) in an agricultural science or related field
    • Knowledge of organic food and farming; familiarity with organic research
    • Ability to think strategically about the application of research and research policy in order to support the organization’s goals
    • Demonstrated track record of managing productive teams that deliver results. Experience with supervising staff and consultants, developing budgets, managing deadlines and data.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficiency with Mac and PC and in common software applications (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database programs)
    • Experience writing grant proposals, particularly with interdisciplinary teams of researchers and educators from diverse institutions.
    • Ability to communicate complex science-related issues to farmers and other non-scientific audiences
    • Customer-service experience to ensure that all interface with OFRF’s diverse constituents is clear, positive, and engaging
    • Experience communicating with farmers and researchers

    Qualities

    • Demonstrated ability to show initiative, achieve goals, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Must be able to work independently as well as within a team
    • Willingness and ability to travel to meetings and other OFRF events
    • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build collegial relationships with researchers, policy makers, farmers, donors, and other partners
    • Honesty, integrity, patience, sense of humor, and grace under pressure
    • Willingness to be part of small but impactful team that advances the overall goals and activities of the organization.
    • Must possess a strong commitment to the mission, values and goals of the Organic Farming Research Foundation

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    OFRF offers competitive salaries, a full range of benefits, and a great work environment. We look for co-workers who can have fun while working as hard as we do for a cause we love.

    TO APPLY

    Submit your complete packet with “OFRF Research Program Director” in subject line via email to info@ofrf.org for consideration. All qualified applicants should submit:

    • A cover letter stating your interest, qualifications, and salary requirements
    • A resume outlining your skills and experience
    • Two samples of your writing, preferably on related topics

    Please visit www.ofrf.org to learn more about the Organic Farming Research Foundation. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. We anticipate a fall 2014 start date, however this position will remain open until filled. Organic Farming Research Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    City Name: 
    Santa Cruz
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 08/18/14--12:00: Development Officer- OFRF
  • POSITION OVERVIEW 
     
    The Organic Farming Research Foundation is seeking a Development Officer to coordinate fundraising initiatives. The position offers great potential for the right candidate to support the organization through the next phase of growth. The Development Officer reports to the Executive Director (ED) and is responsible for overseeing foundation relationships and proposals; individual donor relationships and solicitations; corporate sponsorships; special events; direct mail; and online giving. 
     
    The Development Officer works closely with the ED and staff to design and implement an effective fundraising plan to meet and grow the annual operating budget. This position oversees the master development calendar and the development database. The Development Officer plays a key role in supporting the ED’s cultivation of high donors. 
     
    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
     
    Strategic Development 
     
    • Assist in developing annual fundraising goals 
    • Work with ED, staff, and consultants to meet goals 
    • Maintain accurate and thorough records 
    • Monitor and report on quarterly progress towards goals 
    • Coordinate the production of annual report, including all financial reports 
    • Support the ED in designing/implementing other creative fundraising opportunities and programs such as planned giving, membership-based programs, merchandising, etc. 
       
    Individual Donors
     
    • Design and implement stewardship programs to expand current donor base, increase level of giving, and re-engage lapsed donors 
    • Manage development of materials to support major gifts 
    • Coordinate electronic communication to increase online giving and donor base Initiate donor acknowledgements, including personal calls from Board, letters, annual report, web, and signage or naming opportunities 
    • Coordinate the creation and production of fund-raising materials, including two appeals per year in support of annual fund 
    • Assist ED in stewarding all donors 
       
    Grants 
     
    • Write grant proposals, including budgeting, in association with ED and program staff 
    • Manage grant deliverables and reporting for existing grants 
    • Research and develop opportunities for new grant funding 
    • Assist ED in managing relationships with Foundations 
       
    Database and Web Management 
     
    • Manage donor database, ensuring timely data input for prospect and stewardship tracking 
    • Prepare and present a variety of reports including contact and giving history 
    • Coordinate expansion of web-based fundraising 
       
    Events 
     
    • Work with ED and other staff in the design and production of fundraising events 
    • Coordinate event/host committees, corporate sponsors, in-kind donations 
       
    Corporate Sponsorship 
     
    • Assist ED in managing corporate relationships and donor stewardship 
    • Work with ED to identify, track, and negotiate appropriate sponsorship opportunities; draft contracts as needed
    • Develop supporting materials 
       
    QUALIFICATIONS 
     
    The ideal candidate will be a versatile development professional possessing a minimum of 3-5 years of philanthropic development experience illustrating a successful history in raising funds through a range of activities including individual donors, foundations, corporations, direct mail, e-fundraising, grant writing, and special events. 
     
    Skills and Qualities
     
    • Strong organizational skills 
    • Great communication skills (listening, oral, and written) 
    • Proficiency with Macs and PCs, common software applications, and database (Salesforce experience strongly preferred) 
    • Demonstrated ability to show initiative, achieve goals, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
    • Ability to work independently as well as within a team 
    • Ability to travel to meetings and events 
    • Desire to be part of small but impactful team that advances the overall goals and activities of the organization. 
    • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Organic Farming Research Foundation; familiarity with issues and challenges in organic agriculture a plus 
       
    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 
     
    OFRF offers competitive salaries, a full range of benefits, and a great work environment. We look for co-workers who can have fun while working as hard as we do for a cause we love. 
     
    TO APPLY 
     
    Submit your complete packet with “OFRF Development Officer” in subject line via email to jobs@ofrf.org. All qualified applicants should submit:
     
    • A cover letter stating your interest, qualifications, and salary requirements 
    • A resume outlining your skills and experience 
     
    Please visit http://www.ofrf.org to learn more about the Organic Farming Research Foundation. 
     
    NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. 
     
    We anticipate a Fall 2014 start date, however this position will remain open until filled
    City Name: 
    Santa Cruz
    State/Province: 
    California

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    POSITION OVERVIEW

    The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is recruiting a Communications Coordinator.  This is a non-exempt, part-time, 20 hours per week position reporting to the Executive Director. The Communications Coordinator will provide the organizational and technical support needed for OFRF to meet its strategic communications objectives, as follows:

    • Support the success of organic farmers by making research results and technical information accessible to them
    • Educate researchers and policy makers about the needs of organic producers
    • Create a better-informed public on organic farming issues   
    • Provide information to other organizations who work on organic farming issues
    • Raise awareness about OFRF’s programs among strategic audiences

    The Organic Farming Research Foundation regularly serves as a resource for topics related to organic farming research, farm policy, and the organic industry. The Communications Coordinator will manage our various communication tools and ensure we are effectively communicating organic research, education and policy topics to our stakeholders.  In addition to managing our electronic newsletter and website, our Communications person will track important organic stories and respond to information requests from organic farmers and the media. The Communications Coordinator will work closely with other program staff to make sure they have support for education and outreach.

    The Communications Coordinator will bring excellent writing and editing skills to OFRF.  The desired employee will be well versed in social media. The Communications Coordinator must be able to perform widespread searches of news articles that pertain to current trends in organic farming and be able to disseminate the results using several communication outlets such as email, newsletters, and printed publications. The ideal candidate will have experience using databases and be familiar with data entry. Working in partnership with staff, the Communications Coordinator will perform the following principal duties:

    Job Duties:

    • Collect and distribute practical information to the organic farming community.
    • Ensure the timely distribution of organic farming information to researchers, policy makers and the general public.
    • Coordinate social networking through Facebook, Twitter and other similar services.
    • Manage website content.
    • Draft press releases.
    • Manage and contribute content to regular electronic newsletters
    • Contribute to the writing of OFRF’s information products using basic content input from program staff.
    • Assist in OFRF’s capability to respond quickly to breaking news items and stories.
    • Coordinate OFRF’s web and email messaging campaigns. 
    • Maintain relationships with media professionals, arranging interviews when such opportunities arise
    • Maintain OFRF’s media list and image archives
    • From time to time, provide general administrative support such as answering phones, responding to emails, and be able to work well in an office environment.
    • Manage contacts in salesforce database.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Required

    • Strong organizations skill sand attention to details.
    • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and social media skills (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
    • Experience coordinating the content, layout, and publishing of newsletters.
    • Proven experience and skills in time management, and program effectiveness.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with farmers and farming advocates.
    • Experience working with graphic designers, printers, and website developers.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, problem-solve, and work well with management and consultants.
    • Ability to work in a high-energy environment and manage multiple tasks and priorities.
    • Database experience with SalesForce.
    • Commitment to the mission and vision of OFRF

    Desired

    • Experience in the professional world of communications, marketing and PR.
    • Experience working with or for non-profit environmental or agricultural organizations.
    • Knowledge of organic food and farming issues.
    • Experience working collaboratively in a team environment with success.
    • Demonstrated ability to produce creative quality material independently.
    • Advanced proficiency with a range of computer software programs.
    • Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality.
    • Experience being part of a small but impactful team.

    To Apply: Submit your resume with “Communications Coordinator” in subject line via email to jobs@ofrf.org for consideration.  Provide salary history and requirements.

    Please visit www.ofrf.org to learn more about the Organic Farming Research Foundation.

    NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

    Organic Farming Research Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    City Name: 
    Santa Cruz
    State/Province: 
    California

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    Raise your family in lovely Lebanon Oregon when we raised our happy family since 1959. They are grown and it is time to retire. Time for the next family to live, love and grow happy and healthy on this chemical free family farm. We grew all our own food, huge gardens, lots for storage for canning, 6 Ton of Hay, fence and barn for animals, milking station for cows, great for chickens, goats, horses. Very economical to live on and run with well, septic and farm tax deferral and good investment for future with the right to divide legally secured. 6 Ton of hay sold every year for farm deferral and hay buyer interested in contract new owner if they desire. Comes with friendly "fixed" barn cats if desired. “eligible for certification” and we will provide the required land history documentation. See attached flyer or go to MLS #679803

    Name: 
    Dianna Howell
    City Name: 
    Lebanon
    State/Province: 
    Oregon

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    Looking for one full time person or two part time workers to help with general farming activity at our three parcels at the mouth of Carmel Valley. Days are Tuesday through Saturday and work load includes planting, weeding, harvesting, and fertilizing of various row crops. Must be a hard worker and able to keep up with the crew. This position is available now through the end of October but could work into a year round position with more responsibility for the right fit. Send an email with a resume or work history including references to: info@serendipityorganics.com

    More questions please call 831-726-9432

    Name: 
    Jamie Collins
    Phone: 
    831-726-9432
    City Name: 
    Carmel
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 08/25/14--14:52: Sales Field Representative
  • The Sales Field Representative acts as an ambassador of Veritable Vegetable, our mission, culture and policies and builds relationships with identified accounts to increase customer loyalty and satisfaction and grow Veritable Vegetable's business. 


    RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Utilize questioning and observation skills to build understanding of customer's business challenges and growth potential. 
    • In collaboration with Sales Account Manager, proactively identify strategies for adding value to the customer's business (i.e. merchandising, new product introductions, staff training and promotions). Gain customer support and implement agreed upon strategies. 
    • Measure and report on results of implemented strategies. 
    • Assist customer in planning and forecasting to improve sales and profitability, reduce shrink and accommodate business growth. 
    • Develop merchandising expertise and tools (i.e. best practices, sample ideas and plans) for the customer to use to enhance produce displays and increase sales and profitability. 
    • Support customer events through attendance and arranging for appropriate Veritable Vegetable resources. 
    • Develop comprehensive understanding of the competitive landscape, market conditions, and market trends. 
    • Provide competitive information and insight on customer and consumer trends to Sales Account Managers, Marketing and Purchasing departments. 
    • Represent the voice of the customer in the development of new marketing materials. 
    • Support identification and integration of new accounts to ensure smooth transition into Veritable Vegetable and attainment of planned account goals. 
    • Implement safety procedures to ensure compliance with food safety and general safety best practices (i.e. FSMA, GHP, and OSHA standards). 
    • Keep abreast of professional and technical knowledge such as merchandising strategies, customer relationship management (CRM) trends, through educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations and attending conferences 

    ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

    • Appreciation for the principles of sustainable agriculture and the value of organic produce. 
    • Strong orientation for building customer satisfaction; actively look for ways to build business. 
    • Thorough understanding of consumer buying behaviors including how shoppers flow through produce departments. 
    • Understand specific display requirements of various produce items. 
    • Think strategically and systematically. 
    • Use logic, reasoning, research and creativity to identify and solve problems. 
    • Self-motivated to determine tasks, priorities and goals. 
    • Taking responsibility for work outcomes and results. 
    • Being responsible for the health and safety of others and safe handling of product. 
    • Work well collaboratively across departments and independently. 
    • Strong working knowledge of produce and seasonality. 
    • Knowledge and understanding of independent and cooperative community based retailer. 

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • 2 years combined retail organic produce merchandising and sales experience. Outside sales experience a plus. 
    • Knowledge of produce varieties and seasonality. 
    • Comfortable with office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications.
    • Must have a valid driver's license and be an insurable driver. 
    • Must be able to travel on regular basis (50-75%), nights and weekends may be included in travel time. 

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

    • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs. without assistance. 
    • Must be able to stand, walk, bend and perform a variety of other physical functions on a consistent basis. 
    • Must be able to walk and stand on concrete floors for prolonged periods of time. 
    • Must be able to follow safety procedures (i.e. proper lifting techniques, knife handling). 

    Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@veritablevegetable.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Name: 
    Nanette Viellieu
    City Name: 
    San Francisco
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 08/26/14--16:55: Organic Rice Straw
  • Certified organic rice straw for sale. Small bales for $3/bale. Larger loads for less.

    Name: 
    Scott deWit
    City Name: 
    Maxwell
    State/Province: 
    California

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    I have 16 acres of Organic Pomegranates for sale.

    Name: 
    Robin Summer Bartholomew
    City Name: 
    Atwater
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 08/29/14--13:33: Oat Hay - Certified Organic
  • I have 250 Certified Organic Red Oat hay bales for sale in Pescadero. They are around 110 lbs/bale. Buyer must have truck and/or trailer and load themselves. They are $18/bale. Minimum purchase of 25 bales. Please call or email to arrange purchase.

    Name: 
    Ryan Casey
    City Name: 
    Pescadero
    State/Province: 
    California

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    Organic Potential 100 acres flat ,40 hillside .District and well water available. Caretakers residence available. Close to I15 and Hwy 76.

    Professional grower with good insurance and references

    Contact aleatherb@aol.com

    Name: 
    Ann Leatherbury
    City Name: 
    Fallbrook
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 09/03/14--08:46: Crops For Sale Pomegranates
  • 16 acres of beautiful organic pomegranates. Located in Atwater, CA. You pick

    Name: 
    Robin Bartholomew
    City Name: 
    Atwater
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 09/08/14--09:44: Account Manager / Sales
  • Veritable Vegetable is seeking a full time Account Manager to develop and maintain strong relationships with existing customers and to contribute to Sales Department goals.

     

    Veritable Vegetable provides full service distribution of certified organic fresh fruits and vegetables to retailers, restaurants, and wholesalers. Veritable Vegetable is a woman owned business, founded on principles of cooperation, participatory management, and ethical business practices. Located in San Francisco, California, we have been creating community alliances and promoting sustainable agriculture since 1974. We are the oldest organic produce distributor in the nation.

     

    Primary Job Responsibilities: 
    • Meet goals established for assigned customer accounts: volume, margin, credits, etc. 
    • Interact with customers to demonstrate products, explain product features, handle all transactions including sales orders, invoices, credits, etc. 
    • Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests 
    • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, product uses 
    • Quote standard prices; identify and get approval from Sales Manager for pricing strategies for individual accounts 
    • Provide ongoing account support: understand customer needs, direct resources as needed, resolve account problems 
    • Provide customers with product samples 
    • Monitor sales activity (sales goal, volume, trends, history for each account), analyze activity and prepare reports for Sales Manager 
    • Conduct in-store visits to provide face-to-face time and visual assessment of store 
    • Monitor market conditions, and competitors' products, prices, and sales 

    Requirements: 
    • 2 years of experience in sales or customer service 
    • Produce industry experience required; retail produce experience a plus 
    • Knowledge of produce varieties and seasonality 
    • Appreciation for the principles of sustainable agriculture and the value of organic produce 
    • Comfortable with office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook 
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and be an insurable driver

     

    Compensation: $52,500 - $70,000/yr including full benefits -- medical PPO, dental, vision, 401(k) w/4% match and more...

     

    Email your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to hr@veritablevegetable.com or fax to (415) 920-0448.

     

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage applicants from all diverse backgrounds.

    Name: 
    Nanette Viellieu
    City Name: 
    San Francisco
    State/Province: 
    California

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    Looking for part or full-time farm manager for 11 acre farm growing avocados for sale, satsumas, apples and stone fruit for private use. All organic operation.

    Name: 
    Allison Thomas
    City Name: 
    Goleta
    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.

    View the full job decription

    City Name: 
    Santa Cruz
    State/Province: 
    California

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  • 09/16/14--12:04: Urban Farmer
  • Farmscape, installers and managers of raised bed vegetable gardens throughout Los Angeles, is seeking a full time urban farmer!

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    - Make weekly visits to yards of Farmscape members at regularly scheduled times
    - Manage all aspects of annual vegetable cultivation from planning and planting plots, fertilization and pest control, to leaving a harvest on each member’s doorstep
    - Keep detailed records during weekly visits
    - Maintain good relationships with members, both in-person and via phone/email
    - Adhere to Farmscape best practices in managing farms
    - Communicate promptly with supervisor regarding supply needs and unexpected garden issues
    - Communicate with sales staff regarding newly installed farms and add them to the weekly route in a timely manner
    - Assist with covering routes when other farmers are on vacation
    - Assist with office and garden projects as required
    - Offer garden consultation hours as scheduled
    - Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required
    - Represent Farmscape in a friendly and professional manner

    Qualifications:
    - Experience with annual vegetable cultivation required
    - Related education in horticulture, crop science, etc. a plus
    - Experience working with classrooms, youth groups, children is a plus
    - Ability to learn and adapt to Farmscape best practices
    - Friendly and clear communicator
    - Organizational skills and attention to detail a must
    - Ability to work independently
    - Valid driver’s license and a working vehicle

    Compensation:
    Commensurate with experience. Benefits package available to full-time farmers.

    To Apply:
    Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@farmscapegardens.com with the subject line “Urban Farmer (September 2014).” Application deadline is Friday, September 26. NO CALLS PLEASE.

    Name: 
    Matthew Geldin
    City Name: 
    Los Angeles
    State/Province: 
    California

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