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Seasonal Field Farmer

Audrey Pascone
Published
February 10, 2021
Location
Red Bluff, CA
Type of farm?
Diverse (Animals/Plants)
Pay/Salary
$13-$15 per hour DOE
Positions Available
3
Tag Words
Cattle, Direct Market, Flowers, Grass, Livestock, Multi-species, Non-GMO, Organic, Pastured, Permaculture, Seasonal, Swine, Vegetable

Description

Description

At Red Gate Ranch we produce high quality vegetables and pasture raised meats for our community on 110 acres in Tehama County. We use regenerative farming practices and the low till method of gardening to build soil in our market garden and we manage our pastures in the most efficient way for building ecology and biology. Our heritage pigs and lowline angus cattle are always out enjoying our fresh pastures and sunshine. Our pigs are rotated to fresh ground and are fed an organic/non-GMO feed fermented with organic apple cider vinegar and organic kelp meal. We are currently producing vegetables and meats for our seasonal farm stand, two local farmers markets, and a growing weekly vegetable CSA!

Location Specifics

Red Gate Ranch is located on 110 acres in Tehama County, California. We are located just a few miles out from Interstate 5 in Red Bluff which is thirty minutes south of Redding and about an hour north-west of Chico. We are in Zone 9b.

Position Description

Seasonal Field Farmers will participate in all areas of production in our market garden. This will include everything from greenhouse work to bed turns, broad forking, amending, seeding, transplanting, cultivating/weeding, harvesting and storing produce, and all of the necessary record keeping. Field farmers will also assist with some watering responsibilities and maintenance of our native hedgerows. One or two farmers will also assist with all aspects of farmers market set up and operation on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Field farmer positions are seasonal and applicant must be able to work a 3, 4, or 5 day per week as needed to meet the demands of the fields. Daily start times vary from 9am in the winter months to 7am or earlier in peak summer. Farmers market start time can be as early as 5am or 6am in peak season.

We are looking for at least three seasonal field farmers to join our team during the busiest months of our season which is typically April through November. There is potential for year-round employment beyond this season for the right, motivated individual though the weekly hours will fluctuate with the seasons. At least two years of experience with vegetable farming is preferred. Some field farmers may also work with Audrey or Heather at our local farmers markets and at our farm stand. All positions are for legal employment and will pay between $13-15 per hour depending on experience.

Expectations

-Field farmers must be hard working individuals that will be reliable, dedicated, and will bring a positive attitude to each and every shift.
-This role will require your ability to focus on a single task for extended periods of time.
-You must have the ability to follow instructions and retain training information.
-You must be able to work independently or in a group while remaining focused and meeting or exceeding quality expectations.
-You must have high manual dexterity and must be able to work in an outdoor environment, including tolerating heat, working in the rain, and working with prickly plants.
-You must be physically able to repeatedly lift and carry items weighing up to 50 lbs and you absolutely must be able to stand, sit, bend, kneel, stretch, and squat for long periods of time.

Application Process

If you would like to join our team, please email Audrey with your resume, three professional references, and a letter of introduction telling us a bit about yourself and why you want to work on our sustainable farm to redgateranchrb@gmail.com.

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