This is a part time 32 hour/week position from May 2-November 17 (hours will shorten at the end of the season). Tuesday -Friday . 

Position Pay and Benefits:

  • $16-18/hr depending on experience. 
  • As many vegetables as you like!
  • 4 days (32 hours) paid time off (PTO) in 2023
  • Up to 40 hours of paid sick time per year based on Portland Protected Sick Time law
  • $200 one time gear stipend paid upon 1 month employment
  • Year end bonus possible (although not guaranteed) based on the year’s profits for employees that work the full season. 

Sun Love Farm
Sun Love Farm is a diverse certified naturally grown vegetable farm located in Oregon City, OR. We also grow on land in Damascus, OR. We grow about 3 acres and have been growing food out here since 2015. We primarily tend the land by hand with the help of our two BCS walk behind tractors and some innovative small farm tools (flame weeder, paper pot planter, electric sprayer).  We sell produce through our home delivery CSA program and two Farmer’s Markets ( Oregon City and Milwaukie). We love growing good food and are always trying to grow the highest quality crop possible while caring for the soil as best we can. We try to have a positive and cohesive working environment, and enjoy chatting with one another as we work and always try to eat lunch together. Both the farm owner (Melissa) and the farm manager (Gary) have young children, so the culture of the farm is built up around being flexible to people’s needs in their personal life. 

Position Description:
You will be working alongside the farm manager, the farm owner, and small crew (up to 7 people total) to help grow beautiful produce for the local community. You will be part of a small team in the day to day operations of the farm- propagation, potting up, field prep, planting, weeding, harvesting, packing, irrigation and much more.This is a challenging physical job that requires working through all rain, heat, wind, and cold. It is also a fun job where you get to work outside in nature every day, and be amazed by the growth of tomato plants or bald eagles soaring in the sky. 

On Tuesdays and Fridays you will be harvesting, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays you will be working in the field. 

You will have regular check ins with the farm manager and the crew leader to have a clear understanding of the tasks of the day. 

*For the right candidate there are other tasks available on the farm- such as delivering CSA shares, working one or both of the farmer’s markets, planning member events or taking on a CSA Coordinator position.  Please make note in your application if any of these positions are of interest. 

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working in agriculture, manual labor, or food service .  
  • Great attention to detail for harvesting and packing shares
  • Reliable
  • Excellent communication- the right candidate will communicate clearly about scheduling changes and any conflict that needs to be worked through. 
  • A positive attitude 
  • Able to lift 50 lbs many times throughout the day
  • Able to work efficiently for long periods during the cold, heat, wind, and rain
  • Commitment to working the full farm season (through November 17) 
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. 
  • Able to work independently and as a team
  • Able to ask for help when you need it. 
  • Flexible (hours can change due to heat, smoke, and cold.) 
  • Able to follow clear directions 
  • Willing to learn new things
  • Loves working outside

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 seasons working on small organic vegetable farm
  • A love for food 
  • Enjoys working with other people 

How to Apply:
We will start reviewing applications on a rolling basis beginning on February 15.

Please send a resume, 3 references, and a brief cover letter explaining why you would like to work for us and why you think it would be a good fit,  to melissa@sunlovefarm.com 

Women, LGBTQ, and people of color are encouraged to apply!

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