Wholesale Order Coordinator/Flower Crew Member: Full-Time
Nearly all year round we are pulling flowers from our fields and hoop houses—from the bulbs, sweet peas, and poppies in the early spring to the garden roses, tuberose, and chrysanthemums in the fall, with over 60 other varieties in between. We sell our flowers to dozens of local and Bay Area florists, to a selection of grocery stores, and direct-to-consumer through our Farmers’ Markets. We also use our flowers to do our own high-end design work for weddings and other special events out of our on-farm design studio. We are proud to use organic growing practices, providing our customers with local flowers grown in accordance with nature and without the use of harmful chemicals.
About the position: We are looking for a hardworking, highly organized individual to join our flower crew in April of 2020 and take on the coordination of our wholesale flower orders. The person in this role will be responsible for keeping track of the wholesale orders going out each week as well as preparing the orders and invoicing customers. This position also includes a weekly delivery route to San Francisco with multiple drop-offs to our various city customers. When not putting together/delivering orders, this person will join the rest of the flower crew in the fields for harvest and other fieldwork. On Friday afternoons, this crew member will prep, designate, and record the flowers being sent to each of our weekend markets. Work is guaranteed from April through October, with the potential of some winter work. Multiple seasons encouraged. During the season we work 40-50 hour weeks Monday through Friday with some rotating weekend work. Compensation is $14/hr.
Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:
❏ Keep track of flower orders in an organized fashion
❏ Efficiently put together orders so that they are accurate, complete, and in accordance with our high standards
❏ Act as the last line of quality control in the pack shed before orders go out
❏ Deliver flowers 1x per week to San Francisco in company sprinter van
❏ 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:
❏ 1-3 years experience working on a production farm, a florist’s shop, or comparable experience
❏ Excellent work ethic— prompt, communicative, takes initiative
❏ Innate attention to detail
❏ Highly organized and responsible
❏ Seeking team players who are generally easy-going by nature and who are motivated by a fast-paced environment
❏ Comfortable driving through and parking a sprinter van on city streets
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.