Farm Assistantship

Location: 
Willamina, Oregon
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
Mama Tee's Farmstead

Mama Tee’s Farmstead is small, 10-acre farm growing diversified vegetables and fruit for CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members and Farmer’s Markets throughout the Portland-OR Coast region. We are a beginning farm in its second season, growing over 50 varieties of farm fresh vegetables and fruits; processing our farmed goods into pickles, preserves, and dried goods for direct sales; and, this year, starting both chicken layer and meat flocks. The farm is located in the east foothills of the Oregon coastal range within an hour of Salem and near Oregon's prestigious wine country.

 Job Description: Mama Tee’s is looking for a dedicated and responsible individual to assist in all aspects of farm’s operations. This position strives to be both a learning and working experience on a beginning farm.

Input and ideas will be encouraged, nurtured, and discussed. Hard work and fun are requirements in the position.

  The position includes, but is not limited to, the following duties:

 -          All aspects of a diversified vegetable production: weeding,

planting, cultivating, propagating, tilling, irrigating (overhead and drip line), harvesting, etc.

 -          Routine maintenance of all farm equipment

 -          CSA packing, loading, and delivery to drop-off sites

 -          Packing, loading and selling goods at Farmer’s Markets

 -          Fence, hoop house, chicken structures, other small construction

installation projects

 -          Livestock care (goat and chicken)

 -          General Farm maintenance (upkeep of barn and greenhouse, mowing,

organizing, etc)

 -          Record keeping of farm production and communication daily to farm

owner

 -          Weekly planner sessions with farm owner

 Other duties could include, depending on experience:

 -          Web and Blog maintenance and upkeep

 -          Processing assistance (pickling, preserving, labeling, etc) for CSA

and Farmer’s Markets

 Qualifications:

 -          Experience in all of the above preferred, but not required

 -      Positive attitude and good work ethic

 -          Experience working, volunteering, or interning on a farm previously

 -          Passion for sustainable agriculture a must, preference for those

who have a desire to start, create, or partner with a small, diversified farm

 -          Local and community-oriented, with excellent communication skills

 -          Adaptable and flexible to dynamic and sometimes stressful

conditions

 -          Ability to work independently and as a team

 -          Ability to lift ~50lbs and work in inclement weather conditions

 This position is currently seasonal through November, but could be extended.

Position includes on-site living quarters, a full share plus any of the farm’s production available, and a monthly stipend. Hours can vary 32-40/wk, including at least one weekend day and some evenings. Please send cover letter expressing your interest, resume, and two references to mamateesfarm@gmail.com with “Farm Assistantship” in the subject line. Applications are due by APRIL 29nd.  Please visit www.mamateesfarm.wordpress.com  to find out more about the farm.