Field Assistant-Flower Farm – Blossom and Bine

Contact information
Farm Address:
2684 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, California, 95401

Primary Contact: Erin Shea
Primary Phone:
    Number: 707-595-0132


Internship information
General Farm Description: Blossom & Bine is a small family farm growing a little under one acre of cut flowers and 2 acres of hops. We sell flowers through a CSA program, wholesale and at our farm stand. Our hops are sold to local brewers for seasonal wet hopped beers.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 5/15/2024
Internship Ends: 11/15/2024
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Ongoing until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: Through mid-October

Internship Details:

Flower/Hop Field Production Assistant

15-20 hrs/week, $18-$20/hour depending on experience


Blossom and Bine is a small family farm in Santa Rosa, growing cut flowers and hops.  We are looking for a part-time employee for the 2024 growing season.  This is a seasonal position ending in late October.


We are looking for someone who has at least one year of experience working on a production farm (flowers ideal but not required), who can work both collaboratively and independently in all sorts of weather, has great attention to detail, can communicate effectively, and has a good sense of humor!  


Hours are flexible initially, but once harvest season begins in mid-June, the schedule becomes more rigid with Tuesdays and Thursdays required.

Duties over the course of the season include:

Field Work:

Seeding and transplanting
Clear old crops/weeds from field
Layout, maintain and repair irrigation
Bed prep
Weeding-hand, hoe, weed wacker

Trellis, prune, pinch, and deadhead crops
Maintain a safe, organized, clean and beautiful farm.  a.k.a. Put it back where it belongs!

Harvest crops 2 days/week from June through October
Maintain harvest records

Floral maintenance: 

Cutting stems, changing water, cleaning buckets
Floral wrapping
Prepping for delivery

Coordination and Support
Participate in weekly check-ins.
Provide general support for events as needed

Hop Yard Work:

Stringing coir

Hand and mechanical weeding

Thinning and training

Irrigation maintenance


Essential Qualifications

  • 1+ Years of farming or production experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with organic/regenerative farming practices
  • Experience with common no-till and small scale farm equipment, including long handled farm tools, string mowers, weed wackers, etc.
  • Basic understanding of plant growth and maturation.
  • Ability to perform farm tasks in inclement weather, including rain or heat up to 95˚F
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds on a daily basis, and up to 50 pounds.
  • Perform physical tasks associated with farm work-lots of bending, kneeling, lifting, etc.
  • Be in possession of reliable transportation.
  • Attention to detail.  We pride ourselves on delivering a consistently high quality product.
  • Ability to work independently efficiently and thoroughly.  No one likes to be micromanaged, right? 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and open to constructive feedback

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of cut-flower production
  • Flexibility and positive attitude
  • Ability to balance time management in self-directed work and collaborative work, and to prioritize tasks efficiently and thoughtfully
  • Enthusiasm for gaining knowledge of and competency with flower farming
  • Excellent work ethic with innate attention to detail, even while engaged in repetitive tasks
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and willingness to seek guidance as needed
  • Reliable, prompt, and consistent
  • A good sense of humor and tolerance for sarcasm!

How to apply: Please send your resume (including references)  and cover letter explaining what interests you about the position to  


Educational Opportunities: Yes! We are willing to train to right person.

Skills Desired: Ideally one year of experience on a production farm.

Meals: No

Stipend: We offer hourly pay.

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: Email