Jubilee Farm is a mixed farm in the Snoqualmie Valley. We operate a year-round CSA, an October pumpkin patch, and raise pastured meat. Our CSA is the main outlet for our produce. While we are not certified organic, we are committed to growing clean food; we do not use any kind of herbicide, pesticide, or chemical fertilizer, and we have an intensive on farm fertility plan.
We are hiring for our 2022 season
Field Crew Member
The Field Crew does the labor necessary for running our vegetable, fruit, and grain CSA. Daily tasks vary depending on the needs of the farm and the weather. The bulk of the work involves planting, weeding, and harvesting. Farm work is physical by nature, there is a lot of repetitive bending, kneeling, moving of heavy totes of vegetables etc. Candidates should be able to lift 50+lbs off the ground safely. Prior experience in a labor intensive job/farming a plus.
Once we get into our main season CSA (June-October) there will be 2 main harvest days per week. Our field crew employees are responsible for being a point person for our workshare crew during harvest. We make sure you know what needs to be done and how to do it and expect you to be able to relay that information to our volunteer workshares. Harvest can be fast paced with a strong sense of urgency to get everything in the market for the start of pickup hours. It can also be very rewarding and a lot of fun.
Field work will make up the remainder of your time, including planting, weeding and all the other things needed to keep the farm going!
Come October, during pumpkin season, in addition to general farm work our field crew is often asked to pivot to working with the public during our Harvest Festival and in the market as needed. We typically have multiple school tours daily (Covid allowing) and our weekends are busy with pumpkin patch activities.
We work in all weather and the course of a single season can see record breaking heat and rain all in the matter of months. The trick is weathering those storms and keeping a good attitude through it all. Sound like you?
A Field Crew candidate must have proficiency in the following:
- Vegetable life cycles
- Basic Botany
- Food Safety
- Organic Agriculture
- Weed management
- Transplanting Strategies
- Various hand tools
- Power tools
- Customer Service
- Work hard in all weather conditions
- Stay organized and flexible
- Stay positive in stressful situations
- Anticipate problems
- Clearly communicate with a wide variety of people and positions
- Clear written and verbal communication skills
- Have a valid driver’s licenses
- Must display eagerness to work, learn, and grow!
- A sense of humor and a great attitude are a must!
- Prior farming experience a plus
- $15 an hour
- A weekly CSA Box of Farm Produce
This job is a full time, seasonal position. The monthly time commitment is roughly 160 hours (40 hours per week). This position is open from the spring through the month of October.
Please email the farm at jubileefarm @ hotmail.com with your resume and contact information, please include 2022 FIELD CREW in the subject line. DM’s via social media will not be answered in regards to employment.