Simington Gardens, a Farm in Oregon is Hiring for a Full Time Organic Farmer Job for the upcoming 2012 Season!
Description: Our goal is to provide our customers with vibrant, local, organically- grown produce at a fair price. At Simington Gardens we work to provide healthy and nutritious food to the community. Sustainability is at the heart of our growing, harvesting, caring for the land, and consumer choices as farmers. Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program allows for us to share the fresh and healthy food while providing opportunities to engage with the community, share ideas and practices that represent good stewardship of the land, and to celebrate the earth’s bounty.
At Simington Gardens we are proud of our commitment in reaching out to all corners of the community through farm stands, civic participation, and volunteer opportunities. We value education and the hands-on learning that is offered in farming and growing food. We work with a wide age range of students and other volunteer groups from the Portland metropolitan area that are interested in the work being done. There have been multiple volunteer days hosted at the farm to encourage the greater community to learn about where there food comes from and the processes involved.
Simington Gardens is heading into its sixth full season as a market farm in the northern Willamette valley of Oregon. We are positioned miles from Portland, Yamhill county and wine country, and are amongst the farming landscape that makes Oregon unique and vibrant. This past year we obtained our Oregon Tilth Organic Certification, along with successfully running a 35 person CSA, delivering fresh packaged lettuce and vegetables to New Seasons, a local grocery store in the area, and providing local fresh ingredients to local restaurants. Out plan is to increase our production area two fold this upcoming season with the intention of increasing our CSA memberships, salad and vegetable production, all while continuing to branch out to our greater community with partnerships and educational programming.
We are actively seeking two full time farmers to assist in our production and assembly, 50 hours a week from May until October. We are looking for folks that are dedicated to learning about their local food systems through growing food and working hard. Team work, willingness to learn, adaptability, customer service, a strong work ethic, and belief in sustainable practices are prerequisites to the success of our operation.
For more information visit: www.simingtongardens.com. For a full description of the job and information about how to apply click “read more”.
Responsibilities and Skills Necessary
• Strong physical labor skills (e.g. squat, sit, stand, bend, lift, walk, carry)
• Working knowledge of organic gardening methods
• Demonstrated ability to both follow and give directions, seek assistance
• Ability to work early morning hours, evening hours and weekends; in all weather conditions
• Ability to work well with others while maintaining the tasks given
• Ability to work with community partners and engage in educational programming and community outreach when appropriate.
• Good attitude
Interested applicants send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org