This is a full time position April 4-November 19, although during the month of April before summer farmer’s markets and the csa start, the schedule will be different. 

Must be available Wednesday-Sunday from May 3-November 19

Position Pay and Benefits:

  • $17-19/hr depending on experience.
  • As many vegetables as you like!
  • 5 days (40 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 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:

This is really three different jobs in one. 

The first part of the job is delivering CSA shares to homes every Wednesday. This involves driving the large delivery van all over the SE Portland metro area. 

The second part of the job is working a field day on Thursday (planting, propagation, cultivation), and then a harvest day on Fridays. 

The third part of the job is working the Oregon City Farmer’s Market and the Milwaukie Farmer’s Markets on Saturday and Sundays. This job includes loading up the delivery van at the farm, driving to the markets, setting up a gorgeous booth, keeping it well stocked throughout the day and then being the friendly face of the farm to our many farmer’s market customers.  

This is an incredibly layered, diverse and fun job for the right candidate. 

Position Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record
  • Reliable transportation
  • Comfortable driving a large delivery van 
  • Customer service experience 
  • 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 19) 
  • Able to work independently and also as a team
  • Able to count money accurately at market
  • Have friendly interactions with many market customers each week and answer any questions that they have about produce. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 season 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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