West County Community Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
1720 Cooper Rd.
Sebastopol, California, 95472

Primary Contact: David Plescia
Primary Phone:
    Number: 408-507-4410
    Email: westcountycommunityfarm@gmail.com

Website: https://www.westcountycommunityfarm.com/jobs

Internship information
General Farm Description: West County Community Farm is a diversified farm just minutes from downtown Sebastopol, CA. We use regenerative practices to grow 8 acres of vegetables, flowers, culinary herbs, and strawberries primarily for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. All CSA members pick up their produce onsite weekly and enjoy u-pick crops including a strawberry patch and an extensive culinary herb and cut flower garden. We work to foster a positive, professional, and supportive work environment. We hire team-oriented people with a strong work ethic and positive attitude who are passionate about this work. Camaraderie and the diversity of tasks on our farm make the work interesting.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: April or May 1, 2024
Internship Ends: Dec 20, 2024
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2024
Minimum Length of Stay: 9 months

Internship Details:

Now hiring for our 2024 field crew positions! This is a great position for someone interested in deepening their experience in all aspects of diversified organic vegetable, flower, and herb production on a close knit team in a thriving CSA community.

Our Field Crew is the heart of the farm. Field Crew members help seed, cultivate, and harvest all of the food, flowers, and herbs we grow. Spring tasks entail prepping and establishing the u-pick garden and summer vegetable fields; performing big greenhouse seedings and field plant-outs; and prepping the barn for CSA harvest season. June through October consists of 3-4 days of harvesting a week, washing & packing produce, weeding, and Fall crop planting. September through December see the big harvests (storage onions, carrots, potatoes, heirloom corn, winter squash) as well as the establishment of next year’s strawberries, garlic, and cover crop. Interested field crew members will also have opportunities to run CSA pick-up.

Educational Opportunities: This is a paid position for passionate farmers.

Skills Desired: Desired Skills & Experience -1-2 year of experience on a production farm or similar experience in a fast-paced physical trade -The ability to work outdoors in inclement weather including heat up to 95 degrees. -The ability to maintain a positive attitude and stay focused in a fast paced environment -Excellent communication skills: The ability to receive constructive instruction, to learn in the role, and to help foster a fun and supportive team environment -Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly, and to squat and kneel for long hours -The willingness to be flexible and apply oneself where needed -Full season commitment (April through December 2024) with oportunties for year 'round employment

Meals: No

Stipend: $18-20 per hour D.O.E.

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: email