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Our Raw Honey
Each season's success requires the assistance of many: volunteers and employees. This "farm family" is an integral aspect of Rare Earth Farm. We are proud of our positive work environment which is based on respect, hard work, cooperation, and good communication.
If you're looking for a way to support the farm without paying for a membership consider volunteering with us one day a week from June through November. Send us an email to request more information by clicking here: Volunteer Position Inquiry.
Full and Part-time seasonal positions
We are currently accepting resumes for both part-time and full-time employees for the 2017 growing season. All positions are "seasonal" starting about late-April/early May and continuing through November. Small-scale vegetable farm related experience is preferred but not necessary. See job description below for more information.
Send us an email with your resume and contact information included by clicking here: Hired Employment Inquiry .
Job Description for Seasonal Crew Member:
Farm work week is Saturday to Wednesday. (No regularly scheduled work on Thursdays or Fridays.)
Total hours worked May-Nov: 900-940 hrs full time aka 5 days/week for majority of season, 620-650 hrs part time aka 3 days/week for majority of season
Work begins late April/early May with minimal hours until the end of May: 2-3 days/week based on weather conditions; June-Oct 15th:3-5 days/week, rain or shine; Oct 15 through the end of November: 3-5 days/week but *only every other week*.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Field/Greenhouse work (seeding, potting-up, transplanting, weeding, trellising, trimming, assist with irrigation, post harvest season field cleanup)
Harvest related work (harvesting, washing, storing, weighing, packing, sorting)
Set up and clean up of work area and tools/supplies. Assist in keeping garage pack house clean and tidy at all times.
Oversee work-share volunteers and offers assistance/instruction when necessary.
Communicates with team members and farm managers/owners.
Maintains awareness of food safety issues and safe handling practices.
Understands acceptable crop quality standards and post harvest handling procedures.
Works in a timely fashion in order to keep up with the fast paced schedule of mother nature.
Enjoys physical work outside. Tolerates extreme weather conditions and works despite them.
Can bend, squat, stand, and kneel for extended periods of time.
Able to lift 50# safely and with confidence.
Understands and works to maintain Food Safety on the farm.
Pays attention to detail and works efficiently. Good hand-eye coordination.
Good communication skills.
Able to process both verbal and demonstrated instruction.
Focuses on task for its entire duration. Works with efficiency and expedience.
Works well independently and in group situations.
Is a TEAM player: keeps up with group pace and subconsciously asks "How can I be of assistance to my team?".
Understands the delicate balance of socializing while working.
Shows enthusiasm for the work and a desire to learn. Does not complain.
Takes pride in every task no matter how big or small.
What's it like working on a farm?
The season is long and at times the work is physically and mentally challenging. Some days the projects are strenuous and mundane while other days the work may seem easy and conditions perfect for working outdoors. As farmers we work in all weather conditions. Proper attire and a positive attitude are a must.
Time is of the essence when it comes to farm work. Mother Nature doesn't allow a lot of wiggle room so expect to learn the difference between "garden pace" and "farm pace". A quick work pace is kept while at the same time maintaining product quality and safe handling practices.
Adaptability is key. Our work is as varied and ever changing as the natural world is. Your experience will depend on how you respond to the variable challenges and rigors of farming.
Rare Earth Farm
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