Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Two Farm Employees
Riverhill Farm
Nevada City, CA

Riverhill Farm cultivates 10 acres of certified organic mixed vegetables and perennial berries for two farmers markets, a farm stand, local restaurants and co-op, and directly to customers through our innovative Friend of the Farm Program. 

Farm employee responsibilities:
  • Propagation house production of transplants
  • Care of transplants, including thinning, irrigation, and fertilization
  • Field Planting
  • Field cultivation and weeding
  • Drip installation and irrigation management
  • Pruning, trellising, and other crop maintenance activities
  • Harvesting and packing
  • Record keeping
  • Farm stand and farmers market sales
  • End of season preparations for winter, including cover cropping
The preferred applicant will have at least 1-2 years of experience in agricultural production on a commercial farm.  An applicant should be internally motivated to help operate a diversified organic production system, and be able to work independently with close attention to quality and detail.

Housing is available, and pay is commensurate with experience.  To apply, please send a detailed letter of interest and a complete resume, including at least two farm-related references to alan@riverhillfarm.com.  All qualified applicants will receive a reply.  A farm visit is a condition of an offer of employment.


 

 

Farm Institute Director
Sierra Harvest
Northern California

Sierra Harvest is a non-profit organization focused on farm to school education, supporting families to grow food at home and farmer training.

The Farm Institute Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a farmer training program which increases local, sustainable food production in Nevada County, by increasing the number of farms formed, acres cultivated and farmers trained. Key responsibilities will be launching and running a farm institute which includes developing a Farm Corps of on-farm apprentices, a Farm Business Academy which teaches business planning and marketing, and eventually a Farm Incubator site, small plots of land for farmers to manage their own production and matching farmers with potential land to start their farming business.

Hours: Up to full time. Must work some nights/weekends when needed.
Compensation: $25-30/hr DOE