Contact informationFarm Address:
3662 Lichau Rd
3662 Lichau Rd
Penngrove, California, 94951
Primary Contact: Sonya Perrotti
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Coyote Family Farm is a 2-acre intensive market garden located in central Sonoma County. We use ecological, low-till methods to grow a diverse array of produce for our farm share (CSA), farmers market, and some local wholesale. We also grow a small quantity of flowers, and raise a small flock of laying hens. The farm is located on a larger property of beautiful pastureland and oak and bay forest. We emphasize quality and consistency, efficiency, a positive work environment and good communication. We love the challenge of continuous improvement of the whole farm system for the well-being of the land, the people who work here, and the farm business. The farm property is also home to families with kids and other non-farm employees, and we enjoy some community activities like monthly potlucks and meetings, weekly meditation, and other events. Compensation includes hourly wage, housing, and produce and eggs.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 3/1/20
Internship Ends: 11/30/20
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months
This is a full-time position March-November, working with the field manager and farm manager/owner. Farm hands performing a full spectrum of farm tasks: harvest and packing, bed preparation, greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, direct seeding, running irrigation, deliveries, working farmer’s market, cleaning packing/storage areas, pest management, maintaining records. Also work in the egg operation: Feeding, monitoring, moving coop/fencing, cleaning, collecting eggs, maintaining systems. Weekend work (farmers market, chicken chores, some harvest, greenhouse watering) is performed on a rotation to give some weekends completely free.
There is the potential for the right person to take on management of an area of farm operations; particularly the egg operation and/or greenhouse management, in addition to working on the crew.
We eat lunch together daily. We have weekly team meetings and monthly or bi-monthly performance review meetings to organize our work efforts and stay in good communication.
To apply, send a resume and three professional references to email@example.com along with a brief statement of your interest in the position.
Educational Opportunities: Farm hands should have some agricultural experience, and will be trained in detail on all tasks. We also value understanding of the whole farm system, and meetings and informal conversations during the work day and over lunch often address these topics. There is also ample opportunity locally to attend tours of other farms.
Skills Desired: We are looking for a farm hand who: Has some experience with agriculture and produce. Is clear in their desire and ability to work full-time on a market farm for an entire growing season. Has experience with manual and outdoor labor is able to perform energetically in a variety of weather conditions. Can lift 30lb regularly and 50lb occasionally without strain. Performs repetitive tasks with consistent quality, speed, and good humor. Contributes curiosity and initiative as relates to the farm operation. We also value open and clear communication and the ability to both listen to and provide feedback.
Meals: No, but farm produce and eggs are included and we eat lunch together.
Stipend: This is a paid position with an hourly wage
Preferred method of Contact: Email or Phone