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JOBS

We are currently hiring hard working and enthusiastic crew members for the 2021 Summer season! Find job listings and application instructions below.

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Longer Table Farm (formerly Blue Leg Farms) is a young, certified organic farm located in Sonoma County, CA, just ten minutes' drive from both downtown Sebastopol and Santa Rosa. We cultivate ten acres focusing on production of head lettuce, salad greens, peppers, cucurbits, tomatoes, cut flowers, and various other market crops for wholesale and farmer’s markets. We aim to grow the highest quality produce by nurturing our soils and the whole farm ecosystem through regenerative farm practices.

 

We have seasonal positions and year-round positions available, all of which will be joining an existing crew that is excited to work and grow together on the farm. Most tasks are done as a team so there are lots of fun times to be had! Days can be long, hot and strenuous so a positive attitude and strong work ethic are musts. We strive to foster our crew members’ passions and strengths on the farm and offer transparency on a profitable small farm business model. All positions include unlimited fresh produce for regular home use. We do not offer on-farm housing.

 

To apply, please send your resume to info@longertablefarm.com AND complete our brief application by clicking here or pasting this link into your browser: https://forms.gle/3SXcGsYzYrnzbyxS8

General Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills

  • Interest in farming

  • Upbeat and positive attitude

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly

  • Reliable personal transportation

  • Ability to work outside daily, including in inclement weather (heat, rain, etc.)

  • Willingness to commit to the full season

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Willingness to be flexible and apply oneself where needed

FIELD MANAGER

Full-time (35-55 hrs/week), year-round

$20/hr+ DOE

 

The Field Manager works directly with the Farm Manager, Owners and Floral Manager to oversee production of 5-10 acres of vegetables and flowers from crop plan up to harvest. Daily responsibilities include coordinating tractor work, irrigation, record keeping and leading a 3-6 person crew. Applicants will have extensive plant knowledge, a passion for organic agriculture, work well in a collaborative team environment, have clear communication skills and strong leadership abilities. A familiarity with intensive production models, small scale mechanization and tractor based cultivation is ideal, as is basic tractor operating experience. A person with the desire to take ownership over running part of a farm will thrive in this position. 

 

This is a full-time, year round position with paid time off, an education stipend and opportunity for advancement. We are looking for someone who can make a two-year commitment. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Planning field tasks with Farm Manager and Equipment Operator

  • Record keeping of all field inputs, seeding, transplanting

  • Participates in both big picture strategizing and daily operational decisions

  • Oversight on seeding, propagation, and greenhouse management

  • Crew leadership in the field

  • Training new hires on field tasks and expectations

  • Crop planning for full season

 

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating irrigation schedule with Equipment Operator

  • Soil fertility management

  • Some tractor field tasks

 

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Two seasons of production farming experience 

  • Extensive plant knowledge (seed, varieties, cultural practice, harvest, pest/disease, etc)

  • Organic pest management experience

  • Crop planning experience

  • Organic production experience

  • Leadership and communication skills

  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus

FIELD CREW

Full-time (35-45 hrs/week) or part-time, May-October 

$16/hr+ DOE

Our field crew is the backbone of the farm. Daily activities may include seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting and packing vegetables. The crew works with our management team to efficiently execute the daily tasks involved in farming. The work can be quite physical but the fun-loving team environment makes the day fly by. This is a great opportunity to learn about small scale organic farming while earning income and working with a great team. The crew also has the option to work at farmers markets.

 

Experience & Qualifications: 

  • Previous production farm experience strongly preferred but other fast-paced work environment experience and desire to farm is acceptable

  • Ability to hustle and thrive under pressure 

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and a willingness to seek guidance as needed

  • Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs, bend, kneel, and work outside for long hours

  • Reliable personal transportation required

FARMER'S MARKET ASSISTANT

Part-time (Thursday-Sunday markets), May-November.

Opportunity for additional on-farm hours.

$15/hr+ DOE

The Market Assistant will assist the Market Lead in all aspects of the farmer's market. The ability to chat knowledgeably with customers while maintaining an efficient workflow is a must. Markets are typically 3-5 hours so this position could be a great source of weekend income without stealing the entire day. Assisting with markets offers the opportunity to dip one's toes in the local food system and small farm business.

 

Experience & Qualifications: 

  • Customer service experience preferred 

  • Enjoy conversing with customers and making sales

  • Reliable personal transportation required

  • Passion for local food and agriculture

  • Basic knowledge of vegetable varieties 

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and stand for long periods of time