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 2022 

If you are interested please email a resume and cover letter to upriverorganics at gmail

2022 Field Crew Member—Full time (Year Round)

Upriver Organics (Formerly Organic Redneck) is hiring! 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, 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, donuts, and a strong social community surrounding the work. 

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 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

Schedule:   up to 5 days/week Mon-Fri

April-October (Mon-Friday) 32-45 hours/week, depending upon the weather

November-December (Tue-Friday) ~32hrs/week.  Farm closes for ~2 weeks end of December and early January.

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation

  • $14 hourly

  • Raises earned every 2,000hr/worked

  • Lots of free farm produce

  • 25% off employee discount at farm stand. 

  • Bonus paid at the end of the year, based off farm financial goals being met

  • Retirement fund with matching 2-3% contributions after two years of employment

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

To apply please email us a resume and cover letter to Upriver Organics at Gmail .com