Oz Farm, located outside Point Arena, CA, is looking for a farm manager to begin work in early 2010. Certified organic since 1991, Oz has nine acres under cultivation, including an heirloom espaliered , plus an additional 11 acres certified organic. The 270-acre property straddles the Garcia River, and is located three miles from the ocean, about three hours north of San Francisco. Oz Farm also hosts seasonal retreat groups and occasional weddings.
They are looking for someone (or a couple) with significant farming experience who can takemanagement responsibility for the farm operation and significantly expand our CSA as well as restaurant, retail and wholesale accounts to a year-round operation with additional clients. The farm manager must work closely with Oz Farm’s owners, who are particularly interested in year-round farming.
Farm Manager responsibilities include: developing and following an annual work plan, budgeting time and costs, recruiting, training and managing seasonal interns, marketing and the management of our CSA and other accounts, maintaining, soil enhancement, planning, procuring, planting, irrigating, harvesting and sales. In addition, the farm manager is expected to direct special projects, including fencing, carpentry, irrigation and other capital improvements.
The position is a full-time one-year contract with the prospect of a long-term relationship. Off-the-grid photovoltaic housing heated with wood stoves is provided as well as farm produce.
Oz Farm’s current farm manager, who has held this position for the past nine years, will be moving onto his own land next door and will be available for guidance. Point Arena is a small but vibrant coastal community. Several former OZ Farm staff have settled in the community.
Pay commensurate with experience. Cash incentives will also be offered for expanding farm production.
For more information: See http://www.oz-farm.com. Please direct questions to John Hooper (co-owner) at or