Overview

Harvest Manager

The Harvest Manager is responsible for leading the daily harvest and pack. This includes facilitating the weekly design of the CSA box and managing all wholesale accounts. The ability to keep the harvest organized, moving efficiently, and motivating the crew in a timely manner is critical to the success of our operation. During non-harvest time, the Harvest Manager joins the crew to transplant, weed, wash and pack produce, and other farm tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Monitor the crops in the field and check for readiness and quality, and advocate for timely harvest
Lead the 10-15 person farm crew on harvest days, usually 3 days a week
Execute CSA shares according to plan
Plan at least two weeks in advance for what needs to be harvested
Maintain detailed harvest records
Keep the wash station organized and clean
Keep the barn organized and clean
Establish and maintain produce grading standards
Manage cooler inventory
Create availability lists and communicate with wholesale accounts
Create a master harvest list for CSA, wholesale and farmers market
Constant communication with field managers about crop readiness and when crops are finished with harvest
Restock materials and communicate with other farm managers when bigger orders are needed

COMPENSATION

47k+/year. $3500/Month starting salary, 3 weeks paid vacation per year, and bonuses of $5-10k/year. After one year this position is eligible for 401(k) and additional profit sharing, which builds significantly with seniority. We can provide assistance in finding affordable housing nearby.

Tagged as: Full Time

Qualifications:

3 + years working on a commercial scale vegetable farm
Previous significant leadership responsibilities on a commercial scale farm

Required Skills:

Ability to balance time management in self directed work and collaborative work, and to prioritize tasks efficiently
Flexibility and a positive attitude
Excellent communication and organization skills
Commitment to developing strong working relationships and problem solving with the rest of the team
Ability to set a consistent example of fast and efficient vegetable harvest that others can strive to achieve
Ability to bend, kneel, and lift frequently

About Mountain Bounty Farm

Mountain Bounty Farm is a 50 acre organic family farm located high on the forested contours of the San Juan Ridge near Nevada City, California. Our main fields are on Birchville Road, where we currently cultivate 18 acres. The rest of land is a beautiful mosaic of forest and meadows. We are the oldest and largest CSA farm in the Sierras. Our Farm was founded in 1997 by John Tecklin. John has been farming since the early 1990’s and is native to the San Juan Ridge. Since then, Mountain Bounty has become an increasingly collaborative effort, with a team of farmers making decisions and working together. Our farm is co-managed by Maia Lipkin, Jake Benedict, Cory Jones and Grace Debbeler.

Application Instructions

HOW TO APPLY After you have read this description in its entirety, please send us one email only to Maia Lipkin [email protected] with: Subject line: Harvest Manager Application, (your name) Cover letter detailing your interest in the position Resume Responses to the questionnaire on our website ( https://mountainbountyfarm.com/joinourteam) Three professional references, with current phone numbers