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JOBS

We are currently hiring hard working and enthusiastic crew members for the 2023 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 thirteen 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.

 

Our seasonal field crew is integral to the success of the farm. Seasonal field crew members 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, and cannot accommodate dogs on the farm.

 

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

  • Fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19

Positions we are hiring for this season (full descriptions below):

Vegetable Field Crew

Flower Field Crew

Pack House Lead

Greenhouse Lead/Production Assistant

Farmer's Market Lead

Farmer's Market Assistant

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/WcznNGqS8sVUdArg8

Vegetable FIELD CREW

Multiple positions available

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

$17/hr+ DOE

Our field crew is the backbone of the farm. Daily activities may include seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, packing vegetables, and working farmer's markets on a rotating basis. 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.

 

Experience & Qualifications: 

  • One full season production farming experience very strongly preferred but other physical fast-paced work environment experience and desire to farm may be considered

  • 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

Flower FIELD CREW

Multiple positions available

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

$17/hr+ DOE

The Flower Field Crew will play a key role in growing the cut flower operation with the Flower Manager. Harvesting flowers for farmer’s markets and wholesale will be the most regular task throughout the season. Harvest speed and efficiency will be essential for success. The Flower Field Crew will also work on a variety of other physical tasks, such as maintaining flower fields (weeding, planting, etc.), making market bouquets and wreaths, washing and sanitizing harvest buckets, assisting the Vegetable Crew when needed, and working farmer's markets on a rotating basis. The ideal candidate will have experience in both flower farming and floral design, though this is primarily a farming position. An individual who is passionate about growing flowers organically, can work fast while maintaining high quality standards, and has an eye for visual appeal will thrive in this position. 

Experience & Qualifications: 

  • One full season production flower farming experience very strongly preferred but other production farming or physical fast-paced work environment experience and desire to farm may be considered

  • Ability to hustle and thrive under pressure

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

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

  • Flexibility and willingness to help grow a new and exciting operation!

  • Previous floral design experience a plus

pACK HOUSE LEAD

Full-time (35-45 hrs/week)

March-October with potential for year-round employment

$19/hr+ DOE

We wash and process a lot of produce here at Longer Table! We are looking for a Pack House Lead, who will be part of the vegetable crew but with an emphasis on washing and packing produce as it comes in from the field and leaves the farm to our wholesale distributors, direct restaurant and grocery accounts, and farmer’s markets. The Pack House Lead can expect to work closely with our farm manager as support for various post-harvest tasks such as: compiling and packing orders, maintaining high-level quality control on produce leaving the farm, recording harvest data, prepping for farmer’s markets, etc. We are looking for someone who is interested in developing more expertise in post-harvest management, and will shape this position to fit the applicant’s strengths and interests as much as we can. A detail-oriented individual who is comfortable working methodically within a structured system and is capable of holding lots of information at any given moment will thrive in this position.

 

Experience & Qualifications: 

  • At least one full season production farming experience required

  • Post-harvest management experience preferred but not required

  • Interest in farming as a career

  • Ability to maintain focus and follow detailed instructions at the end of long and busy harvest days

  • Good communication skills and a willingness to ask questions when needed

greenhouse lead/ production assistant

Full-time (35-45 hrs/week)

March-October with potential for year-round employment

$19/hr+ DOE

The Greenhouse Lead/Production Assistant will be part of the vegetable crew but with an emphasis on field tasks such as: regular sowings, management and organization of our germination chamber and propagation houses, record keeping, setting up and fixing irrigation, and executing the irrigation schedule. This person will be supporting and operating under the guidance of the Field Manager. This person can expect to peel off from the crew at a given time each day to water the seedlings, handle fertigation, or manage irrigation sets. We are looking for someone who is interested in developing more expertise in propagation and field management, and will shape this position to fit the applicant’s strengths and interests as much as we can. A self-motivated individual who enjoys opportunities for solo work, is passionate about propagation, and detail-oriented will thrive in this position.

Experience & Qualifications: 

  • At least one season of vegetable or flower production experience required

  • Interest in farming as a career 

  • Passionate about caring for baby plants 

  • Strong attention to detail and observational skills 

  • Plant disease, pest and nutrition knowledge/interest is a plus

farmer's MARKET LEAD

Part-time (Thursday-Sunday markets) or full-time (including on-farm hours), year-round

$17/hr+ DOE + sales commission

 

The Farmer’s Market Lead is an absolutely essential part of the farm’s success. The Market Lead is responsible for executing a complete market day (with the Farmer's Market Assistant during the summer season), which includes loading the van in the morning, driving to market, display setup, managing the point of sale at market, chatting knowledgeably with customers and chefs about the products, display takedown, and unloading the van at the other end. Historically, the Market Lead has worked 3 markets a week and 2 days a week on-farm, but we are open to flexibility depending on applicant’s interests and availability. This position includes commission (a percentage of sales) and the ability to trade produce with other vendors at markets.

 

Experience & Qualifications: 

  • Previous customer service experience required

  • Comfortable driving a large vehicle filled with heavy and/or delicate products

  • Enjoy conversing with customers, making sales, and developing relationships with farmer’s market regulars

  • Comfortable giving instruction to the Market Assistant

  • Passion for local food and agriculture

  • Basic knowledge of vegetable and flower varieties 

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

farmer's MARKET ASSISTANT

Part-time (Thursday-Sunday markets), April-November

Opportunity for additional on-farm hours

$17/hr+ DOE + sales commission

 

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. Working farmer's markets offers the opportunity to dip one's toes in the local food system and small farm community. This position includes commission (a percentage of sales) and the ability to trade produce with other vendors at markets.

 

Experience & Qualifications: 

  • Customer service experience preferred 

  • Enjoy conversing with customers and making sales

  • Passion for local food and agriculture

  • Basic knowledge of vegetable and flower varieties 

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