Starbright Acres Family Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
12575 Polaris Drive
Grass Valley, California, 95949

Primary Contact: Aleta Barrett
Secondary Contact: Ken Barrett


Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 5302635380
    Email: starbrightacres@yahoo.com

Secondary Phone
    Type:
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    Number: 5303189631
    Email:

Website: https://www.starbrightacresfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Starbright Acres Farm is a micro farm located on three separate sites in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. There are 4 acres in cultivation with 30+ varieties of annual vegetables. Starbright produce is sold at farmers markets, restaurants, food hubs, local grocery stores, an on-site farm stand and through a small CSA program.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 2/1/21
Internship Ends: 11/30/21
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: none
Minimum Length of Stay: 10 months

Internship Details:

We are seeking a fantastic farm worker to join our 6-person farm team for the rest of the 2021 season.
Compensation & Work Schedule
Position will begin when we find the right person. Ideally, we would like to begin no later than July 1, 2021. Position is full time, until October 31, 2021. Year-round employment may be possible for the right fit. There will be a one-month trial period. Workdays are Tuesday-Friday 7am-3:30pm & Saturdays 6am-2pm. Compensation for this position is $15.00 – $17.00 per hour DOE (includes wage + farm produce credit + generous year-end bonus based on percentage of the gross farm income). Housing is not included.
If you are interested, please email resume along with letter of interest to starbrightacres@yahoo.com. You may find out more about our farm at www.starbrightacresfarm.com, https://www.facebook.com/StarbrightAcres/, and https://www.instagram.com/starbrightacresfamilyfarm/


Educational Opportunities: We are seeking a fantastic farm worker to join our 6-person farm crew for the 2022 season. We work hard together and enjoy each other’s company after work hanging out playing cards and drinking kombucha by the pool. We are eager to find a compatible farm worker, passionate about farming and ready to come grow amazing quantities of produce per acre on our micro farm. You will be involved in every aspect of farming on our farm. At weekly meetings we share information about the financial wellbeing of the farm, gross sales and progress on farm financial goals. We invite participation in and enjoy sharing our goal setting and crop planning process. We look forward to reading your cover letter regarding why you should be the newest team member at Starbright Acres Family Farm. Farm Crew Job Description Starbright employees are passionate about farming and eager to participate in the hard work and joy of growing food for our community. All positions will share farm work duties and will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of farming tasks including but not limited to bed prep., seeding, propagating starts, potting up, transplanting, weeding, trellising, harvesting, washing, packing and selling over 30 crop varieties. Everyone takes turns preparing Friday farm lunch for the crew. Crew members must be reliable, timely, and willing to commit for at least one full season. Starbright employees exhibit a positive attitude, hard work ethic and team mentality. Must be able to work long, hard days in both hot sun and wet cold while bending, lifting, carrying loads of more than 50#, kneeling and walking for extended periods of time. Employees will participate in selling at farmers markets and must be good with numbers and enjoy providing excellent customer service. How to Apply If you are interested, please email letter of interest, resume, references to Ken & Aleta Barrett, starbrightacres@yahoo.com. You may find out more about our farm at www.starbrightacresfarm.com, https://www.facebook.com/StarbrightAcres/, and https://www.instagram.com/starbrightacresfamilyfarm/

Skills Desired: Preferred skills/experience o Two years of experience working on small produce farms or related experience. o Experience operating farm equipment: BCS, Tractor, etc. o Construction, plumbing, electrical work o Greenhouse/Nursery starts propagation and care o Comfortable with computers – email, google docs, word, excel o Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, etc. Requirements o Must be able to commit for the full season Feb 1, 2022 – Nov 30, 2022 o Current driver’s license and clean driving record o Bank account for electronic payroll o Proof of Covid vaccination will be requested at time of hire.

Meals: no

Stipend: Work Schedule/Term o Full Time, 8 hours per day, 5 days per week + overtime as needed in the spring/summer. Starting time varies with daylight hours throughout the year. o Crew takes a 30 minute lunch. Fridays we share farm lunch made by crew members on a rotating schedule – yum!o There will be a one-month trial period. Compensationo Compensation for this position is $16.00 - $18.00 per hour DOE includes:o Wage of $14.00 - $16.00 per houro $1.00 per hour farm produce credit o Generous year-end bonus based on percentage of the gross farm income o Paychecks are issued biweeklyo Housing is not included.

Housing: no

Preferred method of Contact: email