Farm Jobs

Harvest Crew Position

Farm Overview

Pink Barn Farm is a small organic vegetable farm located in Sebastopol, CA. We have three field locations totaling 5 acres in cultivation. We have been in operation since 2017 and grow year round for our CSA program, FEED Sonoma, and several local restaurants

Job Description

Pink Barn Farm is looking for a part-time employee to join our harvest crew for the 2021 season, starting inJanuary, 2021. This position is part-time (3 days per week, M-W, 8:30am – 3:30pm). The Harvest Crew position will focus on all aspects of harvest and post-harvest handling of over 40 vegetable crops.

Application deadline: December 15, 2020

This position’s responsibilities will include 

  • Harvesting produce from the field
  • Thoroughly washing produce to meet food health and safety specifications
  • Packing CSA shares, restaurant and wholesale orders
  • Packing, labeling and organizing harvested crops in the cooler
  • Following direction, systems, and proper procedures
  • Keeping a neat, clean and organized workplace
  • On occasion, the harvest crew will participate in the following:
    • Seeding and propagation work 
    • Transplanting starts into the field
    • Set-up of irrigation components in the field
    • Cultivation of the field crops
  • Timeliness: arriving to work 5-10 minutes before the start of the day and ready to work at 8:30
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Must be able to provide their own work gloves, work boots, rubber boots, and rain gear.
  • Executing the above responsibilities safely without causing injury to oneself 
    • This position requires safe knife handling and proper body mechanics
    • Executing daily duties in all weather conditions with respect to temperature, precipitation, and UV exposure.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Highly motivated and brings a positive attitude with a passion for excellence
  • Passionate about farming and enjoys working both independently and with a team 
  • Time management; work quickly, effectively and safely to accomplish the tasks at hand
  • Must have one full season of farming experience on a farm
  • Must be able to receive constructive criticism and feedback
  • Must be physically capable to perform all farm tasks in all weather (hot, cold, rain, etc).
  • Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly 
  • Farm work requires kneeling, squatting, repetitive grasping, standing and bending for long periods of time. 
    • Those with weak joints or past injuries should strongly consider this before applying.

Schedule 

  • The Harvest Crew commitment will be for the Spring, Summer, and Fall CSA seasons. Most qualified applicants are able to commit to the entirety of the three seasons.
    • There is significant room for growth and more hours as the season progresses and for the right person
    • There is a planned 1 month break in CSA schedule Dec 15 – Jan 15
  • The starting schedule is Monday-Wednesday 8:30-3:30 with a one hour unpaid lunch.
  • Must have some flexibility in daily schedule to accommodate harvest conditions, eg; delayed start for frost in cold season, or earlier starts during warm season

Compensation 

  • This is a paid, hourly position. Compensation DOE.
  • First 4 months of position are considered a trial period
  • Compensation reviews will happen after first 4 months and annually thereafter
  • This position includes a Weekly CSA Share

Important Note: Pink Barn Farm does not provide housing or meals for farm crew members.  All farm crew members must live within a reasonable distance of the farm and be able to provide their own reliable transportation to and from the farm.

How to Apply

  • If this position sounds like a good fit for you, please submit your application form below and email your resume, cover letter and 3 references to rose@pinkbarnfarm.com
  • For those applicants who are contacted, there will be a non-paid working interview as part of the application process.