Monday, February 18, 2019

Farm-Hand Position at Flying V Farm

Info about Flying V Farm: Flying V Farm is a worker-owned, certified organic farm in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. We are four individuals who work to produce food in a way that nourishes our community, stewards the land and empowers workers. Through the success of our business, we strive to advance worker-ownership in agriculture in order to build a more socially and ecologically just rural economy. For more information visit: www.flyingvfarmca.com or e-mail us at info@flyingvfarmca.com
Job Description: Flying V Farm is looking to hire a part-time farm hand to work 8hrs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from May-October of 2019 to assist in the following roles:
-Harvest help:
● Harvesting produce from the field
● Packing produce in the packing station
● Organizing produce in the cooler
-Delivery:
● 2x/week running a delivery of produce to the Tahoe Food Hub in Penryn, outside of Auburn
-Sales at Farmers Market/ Farm Stand:
● Set-up/break-down of attractive produce display
● management of produce sales
● Engage with customers and give information about Flying V Farm
-Miscellaneous farm work:
● Weeding
● Seeding/propagation
● Planting
● Other miscellaneous farm tasks
Job Requirements:
The ideal candidate has experience in farming and/or demonstrates a strong interest in learning about organic production farming. This individual is reliable, responsive, motivated, and hopefully has a good sense of humor! We have a culture of communication and respect at Flying V and we hope to hire someone who shares similar values. In addition, all candidates must:
● Be able to lift 50lbs and work comfortably with their body. Farming is a very physically demanding job and often requires continuous lifting, squatting, bending and carrying in challenging weather conditions (heat and cold).
● Manage sales and monetary transactions.
● Valid drivers license. Experience driving a cargo van and manual car preferred but not required.
● Not required, but preferred--an interest in working cooperatively. We are a worker-owned and operated farm and we would like to hire employees with the hope that they will become candidates for membership/partnership at Flying V Farm.
Pay/benefits:
● $11-$14 based on experience
● Workers compensation.
● Flying V Farm Membership consideration after one year of work.
Next Steps:
Please e-mail a resume with two references in addition to a brief statement about your interest in agriculture and Flying V Farm to info@flyingvfarmca.com.

Friday, February 1, 2019


Monday, February 11, 2019


Greetings!
Meet produce buyers around the region and build new sales relationships with local grocers, produce distributors, restaurants and more at the Sacramento Meet the Buyers Tour! Get a head start on next season by establishing new relationships directly with buyers who care about sourcing locally and prepare for next season's plantings based on local market needs.

This tour is designed for beginning and small-medium sized farmers interested in expanding sales to organic and non-organic wholesale buyers. Topics covered on the tour will include buyer requirements for food safety certifications, packing and volume standards, and more. Priority will be given to farmers who are based in the following counties:

·    Butte
·    Yuba
·    Sutter
·    Yolo
·    Sacramento
·    Solano


Meet the Buyers Tour
Monday, February 11, 2019

Tour bus departs from two locations:

Chico
Bus departs at 7 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m.
CSU Chico University Farm
311 Nicholas C Shouten Ln, Chico, CA 95928.

Woodland
Bus departs at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m.
UCCE Capitol Corridor Office
70 Cottonwood Street Woodland, CA 95695.
Hop on a bus to tour Sacramento wholesale produce buyers to see their facilities and hear about their ordering and packing procedures.

Stops on the tour include General Produce, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, and Produce Express, with a lunchtime guest panel of speakers from Magpie Café and other farm-to-table restaurants (to be announced)
Lunch provided.


To register, click on one of the registration links above or contact Li Schmidt, UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, at lnschmidt@ucdavis.edu or (530) 752-7541.
Farmer-to-Farmer Breakfast: Planning for Operational Continuity when unforeseen events happen
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8-10:30 AM
Happy Apple Kitchen, Chicago Park

Join us for a delicious, home-made breakfast at the Happy Apple Kitchen and get to know other farmers and ranchers in our area. Enjoy a chance to relax and talk with other producers about farming and ranching issues. 

We will be talking about planning for operational continuity of your farm/ranch when illness, injury, death, or natural disasters happen.
Buffet breakfast.  Cost is $15 per person, and reservations are required.
Make your reservation at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=26562 by noon on February 8, 2019.
Hope to see you there!