Flower Crew Member: Full-Time
About the position: We are looking to add one hardworking and positive individual to our flower crew this season! We will often work together as a team to complete the daily tasks listed below, but this position will also work in small groups or alone. We typically work 9-hour days Monday-Friday. Our weekly workflow is built around our harvest schedule: Mondays & Tuesdays we harvest for our wholesale outlets, Wednesdays & Fridays we harvest for market, leaving Thursdays and any available afternoons for miscellaneous fieldwork tasks. Work is guaranteed from May through October. Multiple seasons encouraged. During the season we work 40-50 hour weeks Monday through Friday with some rotating weekend work. Compensation is $13/hr.
Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:
❏ Harvesting! A lot of harvesting
❏ Fieldwork: planting, weeding, pinching, staking, netting, mulching, spraying, and more
❏ Greenhouse work: sowing, thinning, potting up
❏ Assisting in some floral design
❏ Rotating weekend work: Greenhouse watering, U-Pick events on farm, and occasional wedding flower installations
Desired Skills & Experience:
❏ Preferred 1-3 years experience working on a production farm or a florist’s shop, but no experience required. We will happily train the right person.
❏ Excellent work ethic— prompt, communicative, takes initiative
❏ Innate attention to detail
❏ Seeking team players who are generally easy-going by nature and who are motivated by a fast-paced environment
Our goal is to support team members in developing and deepening their skills, with opportunities to continue to grow with the farm over many seasons. Start date is position-specific in the Spring of 2020. We will begin interviewing for positions in December. If you are interested in joining the Front Porch Farm team, please specify which position you are applying for and email your resume, cover letter, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Front Porch Farm is a 110-acre diverse organic farm situated on the Russian River just 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg in Northern California. Each year we grow roughly 12 acres of vegetables and berries, 4 acres of cut flowers, 2 acres of Floriani flint corn, 15 acres of wine grapes, and maintain a plethora of fruit trees. At our neighboring property—Acorn Ranch—we also raise heritage lamb. With ecological farming principles at the heart of what we do, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land.
At Front Porch Farm the days are long and the tasks are strenuous, so we aim to build a team with a strong work ethic that supports each other in maintaining a positive & healthy working environment. We strive to find the delicate balance between working hard and having fun. Our community is bilingual and multicultural, and some of our farm’s core values are inclusivity and connection across these lines. We work 40-50 hours per week on the farm with occasional weekend responsibilities.
Please visit our website to learn more about what we do: www.fpfarm.com.