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Farm Work

If working long hours and feeling your muscles ache while in the hot sun, rain, sleet and mud sounds fun, all the while laughing with friends, and getting a lot of physical work done, then farming with us could be your dream come true.

 

We hire a great group of folks each season to help us complete our goal of growing delicious food for the community. It's not easy, but it can be a wonderful lifestyle that makes you strong, feeds you well and builds lifelong friendships. 

 

Open positions

Open positions for 2024

If you are interested please email a resume and cover letter to upriverorganics at gmail or check our indeed.com page and apply there

We are a small farm 30 minutes east of Springfield along the beautiful McKenzie River. We actively manage 8 acres of annual vegetable crops, ¾ acre of greenhouse crops, and 5 acres of perennial fruits, mainly blueberries. We employ a large team of skilled farmers, drivers, marketers and support staff that all work towards a common goal of growing a large amount of exceptional food for our community. 

We market our produce through a small number of grocers, a farmers market in Eugene, Bend, a farm stand at the farm and our weekly produce shares (CSA) 

We farm 3 unique parcels all within 3 miles in our narrow river valley. We farm a diverse range of fruits and vegetables with an emphasis on carrots, cucumbers, blueberries, winter squash and tomatoes. We also farm some interesting crops such as asparagus, melons, strawberries, cauliflower, figs and much more. 

We have a mature farm with developed systems and set expectations. That being said, we have lots of potlucks, shared desserts, and a strong social community surrounding the work. 

2024 Field Crew Member

Full and part time (seasonal)

Schedules 24-40hrs/week

Seasonal positions: April-November, June-September

Role and Responsibility

  • Harvesting, washing, packing and processing fruit and vegetable crops 2-3 days per week

  • Transplanting, trellising, pruning and hand cultivating over 50 types of annual vegetables and perennial fruits 2-3 days per week

  • Assistance in other aspects of the farm depending upon the week/season:

  • Seeding and up potting in the greenhouses

  • Pruning/weeding/transplanting perennial fruits including blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries

Desired Skills & Interests:

  • Physical ability to work for 24-40 hours a week on your feet, sometimes on your knees and often in physically awkward positions

  • Ability to work in varying climatic conditions including 90+ degrees or in cold & rainy weather

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

  • A positive, upbeat attitude while being a team player on a fun loving, yet hard working, field crew

  • Desire to learn production based farming techniques that creates a financially viable operation

Several schedule options ranging from 24 hours to 40 hours a week.

Summer Season Position: June-September

Additional year round work may be available.

Additional year round work potential depending on interest and availability.

Compensation

  • $15.50 hourly

Benefits

  • Farm store 25% discount

  • Lots of free produce

  • Bonus(es) 1-2 times a year (varying amounts)

  • After 1 year employees qualify for retirement, 2-3% employer match.

On-Farm Housing for rent if desired: We have several yurts, a cabin, and and other dwellings onsite which may be available for rent. Please inquire further

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: From $15.50 per hour

Expected hours: 24 – 40 per week

Benefits:

 

  • 401(k) matching

  • Employee discount

 

Schedule:

 

  • 8 hour shift

Apply today!

Also hiring:

Farm Equipment Operator (see Indeed listing)

Farm Stand Lead (job not posted yet)

Contact for more info

 

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