Monday, March 12, 2018

Farm Worker Position at Riverhill Farm in Nevada County!

Job Description: 
Riverhill Farm is three full-time farm employees for the 2018 season. Riverhill Farm is a thriving, economically successful twenty-acre farm located near the Yuba River just three miles from the town of Nevada City. 2018 will be an exciting transition year for us as the Farm Manager for the last two years (Antonio Garza) takes over for the long-time farmers (Alan Haight and Jo McProud). We are a small, interdependent group working together to grow beautiful produce, and to enhance the life of our community through healthy food, a healthy and diverse ecosystem, and by maintaining a farm that is open to the public. The majority of our produce is sold within ten miles of the farm, and all of it is sold within our county. Our markets include two farmers’ markets, our farm stand at the farm which includes u-pick berries, our local natural foods co-op, and restaurants. In place of a traditional CSA we have developed our innovative Friend of the Farm program to support the farm and provide customer flexibility and choice.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
Together with the farmer all farm employees at Riverhill Farm work to fulfill the core responsibilities of running a successful farm. Tasks include all of the activities related to vegetable farming from seeding to harvest and sales. We are looking for one person to start immediately,, and two persons to start approximately May 1st with work ending on November 17th. Employees are paid hourly for all hours worked (we aim for a forty hour work week) Monday through Friday and, in rotation with the rest of the crew, one farmers’ market per month on a Saturday.
Education & Experience: 
The preferred applicant will have at least one full year of experience in agricultural production and be able to demonstrate increasing responsibility over time. 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. Familiarity with farm machinery and equipment operations is a plus but not required.
Application Instructions: 
To apply, please send a detailed letter of interest and a complete resume, including at least three references (preferably farming related) to antonioblgarza@gmail.com. All qualified applicants will receive a reply. A farm visit is highly recommended. More information about our farm (including a more extensive job description) can be found on our website at www.riverhillfarm.com.