Farm Manager Job in Northern California
Maple Rock Gardens is a unique gem located in Placer County, the foothills outside of Sacramento. The 30 acre ranch in Newcastle is open to the public only a couple times per year for tours of the 4 acres of botanical gardens and farm festivals such as “Melon Mania.” Every other day of the year, Maple Rock provides produce for High Hand Cafe, which is just 8 miles from the farm. This is a true example of the farm-to-fork movement. The farm is currently in 4 acres of cover crop as they search for a Farm Manager to take over the operation.
Maple Rock is seeking someone who is driven, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They have 15 acres of usable land, 10" of summer water and 2" of winter water, irrigation set-up, access to free manure, two tractors, disc, tiller and many other implements, and full support of the small foothill community. There is plenty room for new ideas and expansion.
You will work directly with the owner of both Maple Rock and High Hand to grow vegetables for the restaurant. You are expected to handle and oversee all of the planning, planting, growing and harvesting. Other opportunities include a farm stand in the High Hand Fruit Sheds and on-farm events, dinners and festivals. Maple Rock has everything you need; they just need a hard-working and experienced farmer to take the reins!
If you are interested in the position, please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.