Radical Family Farms
Last Updated On: octubre 6th, 2022 at 10:40AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
5940 Fredricks Rd
Sebastopol, California, 95472
Primary Contact: Leslie Wiser
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Radical Family Farms was founded in 2019 as the first no-spray mixed-Asian vegetable CSA (community supported agriculture) in the Bay Area. Our farming practices go “beyond organic” with our no-spray, no-till, regenerative methods. We farm 1.5 acres in Sebastopol, California, a small town in West Sonoma County 1-hour north of San Francisco. By joining our community as a farm hand or intern, you will be part of a farm that centers mixed-Asian American heritage and culinary culture through the vegetables, herbs, meals and events produced on our farm. Our customers vary from home cooks, restaurant owners and families who prioritize heritage cooking and identity exploration through food. 2023 is our 5th season where we focus on Asian heritage vegetables, herbs, flowers and a minimal selection of euro-centric market style vegetables. Our main outlet is our CSA and working with select chef partners who value heritage cooking, chemical-free farming practices and a strong relationship with their farmer. If the mission of our farm speaks to you, please get in touch: contact leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-210-2773
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 1/27/2023 and on
Internship Ends: 11/17/2023 or option for year-round
Number of Internship Available: 2 full-time, 2-3 part-time
Application Deadline: 11/30/2022
Minimum Length of Stay: Full Season: 1/27/2023-11/17/2023
Field Manager (full-time, year round) position starts January 23, 2023. Apply by 11/15/2022: $22-25/hr DOE
Field Crew member (full-time, year round) position starts February 27, 2023. Apply by 12/15/2022: $17/18hr DOE
Harvest/Packing/Field crew (part-time, seasonal) starts April 17, 2023. Apply by 02/24/2023: $17/18hr DOE
We are looking for hard working, enthusiastic and fun folks for the 2023 season! Open positions include: full-time Field Manager, full-time Field Crew member and 2 part-time Harvest/Packing/Field Crew. EEO.
The Field Manager reports to the head farmer/owner and will work alongside 1-5 other team members. The Field Manager is responsible for all production in the field and will be leading a small team and as well as working alone. This is a full-time position, 5 days per week (40-45 hours). Working hours are 6:00am-2:30pm and will adjust with daylight hours. Our CSA season runs May through October. Farmer’s Market season runs October-April.
Working closely with the Owner, the Field Manager will help improve the processes, systems, soil, yields and bottom-line of the farm. We are looking for an energetic farmer athlete who has a passion for continual improvement and efficiency with a keen eye for quality. The ideal candidate will have two full seasons of experience. Highly desired is one season in a field management and supervisory role. We encourage candidates who are interested but may not have the desired experience to apply – we will train the right person.
FARM HAND: FULLTIME/PARTTIME
The Farm Hand reports to the Field Manager and the Owner and will be performing field and harvest work. This position works 5 days a week, 40-45 per week, 6:00am-2:30pm. We are looking for an energetic farmer athlete who has a passion for continual improvement and efficiency with a keen eye for quality. While we prefer at least one season of experience, this is an entry-level position and will consider all applicants who have an interest in farming for profit. We will train the right applicant.
Educational Opportunities: This is a hands on education work opportunity. Folx will be given access to online education packages and a farming library to use after working hours, in their free time. There is a monthly farmer gathering in Sonoma County to network with other farmers and visit other farms.
Skills Desired: Field Manager (full-time, year round) position starts January 23, 2023. Apply by 11/15/2022: $22-25/hr DOE Field Crew member (full-time, year round) position starts February 27, 2023. Apply by 12/15/2022: $17/18hr DOE Harvest/Packing/Field crew (part-time, seasonal) starts April 17, 2023. Apply by 02/24/2023: $17/18hr DOE Tasks: Make Wednesday deliveries to San Francisco, Oakland, Peninsula and Sonoma County in rotation with crew members Work the Sunday farmers market in rotation with crew members Learn safe BCS tractor handling Harvesting, washing, packing vegetables according to FSMA guidelines Weed cultivation Flower bouquet arranging Flipping and preparing new vegetable beds Transplanting seedlings Seeding Pest management We will train interns in all areas of the farm. We are looking for folx we can train that have a basic understanding, familiarity and comfort with strenuous farm work. Farm work requires fitness, stamina and moderate strength. Crew members should be able to lift 50 lbs. without undue stress. Speed and efficiency are critical to our operation. You must be able to work outdoors in extreme hot or cold or rain for extended periods of time. A willingness to tend to farm animals (sheep, chickens, GLD). A desire to work on and improve farm efficiencies and infrastructure projects is a necessity. Carpentry and greywater skills highly desired. Strong preference given to applicants with one or more years of commercial vegetable farm experience (with references) and interest in pursuing a career in sustainable agriculture, but we want all who are interested in our model and community to apply regardless of their experience. Ability to take initiative, pride in work and work independently is required. Please fill out our job application at: https://www.radicalfamilyfarms.com/jobs-1 Please email resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: email@example.com and we will set up a zoom/facetime interview. Must have a vehicle
Meals: No, but there are opportunities to take extra produce each week
Stipend: $17-$18/hour, DOE
Housing: Yes, 10x12 or 8x10 wall tent. Shared kitchen, outdoor heated shower.
Preferred method of Contact: email/text