24 Carrot Farm is a diversified certified organic farm situated in the Apple Hill area of Placerville, CA. We have 4 acres of annual and perennial vegetables, herbs and flowers, and several acres of established apple varieties. We follow agroecological farming practices and are committed to farming using sustainable and restorative techniques. Our operations include on site farm stand (including market-style CSA), u-pick, farmer’s markets and wholesale to local grocers and restaurants, educational and community field trips and events.
Duties & Responsibilities:
-Provide oversight and management of the farm crew, working closely with the Farm Owner -Work closely with Farm Owner to develop and model proper and efficient techniques and systems -Oversee and inspire farm staff training and development, scheduling and day-to-day management to meet the farm’s goals -Works in a time efficient manner, can take / give feedback in time management or operations -Develop and implement planting schedule, crop and variety selection, working closely with the Farm Owner -Manage cover cropping, composting, planting, cultivating, weeding/weed suppression, pest management, all aspects of soil management, disease scouting and prevention using organic production methods -Post-harvest handling, storage, and preparation of crops while maintaining rigorous quality standards Assist with orchard maintenance, including thinning, pruning, tracking insects/disease -Work with the Farmstand and Distribution Manager to coordinate harvests for the farmstand, restaurant, and grocery orders -Record and document daily work flows, create lists of projects, and generally maintain detailed records including harvest, inputs, plantings and other field activities -Help with general farm work building, maintenance and other projects, select and procure supplies -Operate a variety of mechanical equipment including but not limited to: tractors, implements and other vehicles, drills, seeders irrigation systems,, plumbing equipment and electrical like timers, fans, heaters ect. -Maintain a clean and safe work environment, including work site and equipment including directing of farm team to do the same
Education & Experience:
-3+ years of documented work experience on a farm with at least two of those years being in a personnel management capacity -Able to perform physically demanding and repetitive tasks; able to lift 50+ lbs repeatedly -Valid driver's license and reliable transportation -Must work well as a team -Ability to work outside in all weather conditions -Experience in computer management software and Google suite including Google Docs and Sheets -Communicate as needed with team via email, cell phone and text message -Experience with the organic certification process a plus -4 season growing experience with knowledge in hoophouse and greenhouse production a plus -Knowledge of farm equipment machinery and repairs a plus