Doyle Farm: Full-time Seasonal Farmhand (Fruit/Vegetable Production)

Job Details

  • ID#50980817
  • Address 94203 , Sacramento,

    California

    Sacramento USA
  • Job type

    Full-time

  • Salary USD Starting Pay $18/Hr Starting Pay 18/Hr
  • Hiring Company

    California

  • Showed02nd February 2024
  • Date02nd February 20242024-02-02T11:28:22-0800
  • Deadline02nd April 2024
  • Category

    General labor

Doyle Farm: Full-time Seasonal Farmhand (Fruit/Vegetable Production)

Doyle Farm: Full-time Seasonal Farmhand (Fruit/Vegetable Production)

March 1st - October 1st

Location: Doyle Farm, Dixon CA

Starting Pay: $18/Hr

Full-time, 5 days/week, 40 hrs/week

Background

Doyle Farm is a 20-acre farm just outside of Dixon CA. We currently produce pastured poultry, eggs & beef, seasonal tree fruit, vegetables, and cut flowers in an integrated, low-input, system. We are looking for individuals who are interested in becoming farmers or who are otherwise passionate about localized sustainable food systems. Experience is a plus, but more important is a humble attitude and willingness to learn. We expect hard work and in return provide a respectful, fair, and pleasant work environment. Opportunities for long term employment may be available for outstanding seasonal workers. Housing may be available on or near the farm with a standard month-to-month rental contract.

How to Apply

Applicants should respond to this ad with a resume including recent work experience, at least two professional references, and a short message about why they would like to work at Doyle Farm.

Job Summary

The Seasonal Farmhand will assist farm management with fruit and vegetable production and all associated tasks. Occasional assistance with landscape maintenance, and livestock care may also be required. Farmhands will report to and take direction from the Farm Manager. Work performed will be a combination of regular daily/weekly tasks in addition to specific projects assigned by the farm manager. Farmhands may be required to work with hand tools, power tools, large machinery, livestock (including beef and poultry animals). Applicants should be prepared to work in typical environmental conditions for CA central valley and be comfortable kneeling, squatting, and lifting up to 50 lbs. Training will be provided in order to ensure proper use of all equipment and the personal safety of all staff.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to

Maintaining clean and orderly farm buildings including livestock barns, office, storage rooms, greenhouse, etc.

Soil preparation: soil sampling, cover cropping, mowing, fertility management, tillage, bed shaping, etc.

Vegetable production: propagation, seeding, transplanting, harvest, yield records, delivery, etc.

Irrigation installation, function, and repair

Weed management: mowing, weed whacking, hand weeding, hoeing, mulching, smothering, flame weeding, etc.

Orchard production: pruning, suckering, thinning, harvest, etc.

Composting: turning, monitoring, storage, spreading, etc

Light construction projects

Debris removal and hauling

Proper tool storage and maintenance

Tractor operation and maintenance

Various other non-specific tasks assigned by the farm manager

Must be fluent in english

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