Thursday, September 7, 2017

Egg Handler at Say Hay Farms

Job Description: 
Say Hay Farms produces certified organic pastured eggs and mixed vegetables on 50 acres in Esparto, CA. In our seventh year of production, we are now seeking the addition of flexible part-time staff to assist in our certified organic pastured egg production.
Works independently under the Administrator and Chicken Supervisor.
BACKGROUND
Say Hay Farms started in 2010 with just two acres and 100 hens. Having farmed 20 acres for the past few years, we have just completed the transition to our new packing facility and infrastructure in Esparto, CA. We farm two properties totaling about 45 acres of vegetable ground, 5 acres of almonds in need of rehabilitation, and a half-acre of oranges. With the time needed to properly rotate and fertilize our grounds with chickens and cover crops, we usually don’t have more than 25 acres in vegetable production at a time.
Our goal is to meet much of our fertilization needs through pastured hens and cover crops, supplemented with compost and imported manure fertilizer when necessary. Our current laying flocks total 1600 laying hens, with plans for additional flocks.
We grow for a small 60-member CSA, restaurants, farmers’ markets, independent grocers, co-ops, and wholesale distributors.
We operate day-to-day with a small crew of smart, enthusiastic people dedicated to making a difference in how the business of small-scale agriculture is performed.
We are a young evolving farm and looking for the right people to help support our growth.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
1) Wash eggs in an efficient manner.
2) Sort, grade, and pack eggs according to our customers’ specifications.
Education & Experience: 
QUALIFICATIONS
1) The ability to operate in a production-based environment; that is, work efficiently with a sense of focus completing a repetitive task.
2) Attention to detail.
3) Good communication skills.
4) Enjoy working outdoors.
5) The ability to stand for up to 4 hours at a time. 6) The ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally. No prior experience necessary.
Application Instructions: 
TIME FRAME
Interviewing now.
Starting Time Frame: Flexible, as soon as 1 week in September .
TO APPLY
Please send:
1) A brief description of why you would want to work with us
2) Resume
3) Availability
Email these to sayhayfarms@gmail.com with the subject title “Egg Handler.”