Zestful Gardens is now hiring field crew members for the season.
Job Description: Seasonal field crew members will participate in harvesting vegetables, transplanting, weeding, washing and packing orders, and various small farm projects. As the season progresses, crew members often move into specific areas of expertise. Opportunities for year-round work and management positions are available for the right persons upon completion of the season.
About the Farm: Zestful Gardens is a 35-acre certified organic vegetable farm located in the Puyallup Valley. Holly & Valerie Foster (mother and daughter) started our family farm business in 2002. We grow a wide variety of organic vegetables, strawberries, and blueberries. We take pride in our vibrant produce and our customer service. Our produce is distributed through CSA, Farmers Markets & restaurant accounts.
Application Due: now until filled Employment
Season: April through December or June/July through October.
Qualifications: Must be physically fit and able to lift 50+ pounds, focus on repetitive tasks for multiple hours at a time, work independently and in a group. Ideal applicants will be curious, willing to ask questions, do what it takes to get the job done, and easy to work with. We are looking for employees with farming experience or those who have a strong interest in farming as a career. The ideal candidates will have good interpersonal skills, be able to work quickly and at a pace set by the farm crew, be detail oriented and able to follow directions.
Hours: part time and full time hours available Compensation: Washington state minimum wage: $11 is starting wage with no farming experience. $11-15/hr. (with prior farming experience).
Essential Job Functions: The primary responsibility is to harvest, wash and pack produce. In addition, there is a lot of other field work including but not limited to transplanting, hand weeding, hoeing, and moving irrigation.
▪ Strong interest in farming necessary
▪ Flexibility and desire to learn new methods and farm systems
▪ Good communication skills
▪ Energetic, fun and motivated personality
▪ Excellent work ethic and positive attitude
▪ Conscientious and able to work with all kinds of people
▪ Strong back and knees
▪ Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
▪ Willingness to fully commit to the farm for the duration of the position