WineTalent is working with our client Long Meadow Ranch to join the team as a Culinary Farm Manager
Long Meadow Ranch is a family owned and operated producer and purveyor of world-class wine and food that is economically successful and socially responsible using diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods. We produce award-winning wines, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils, grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables.
Long Meadow Ranch has a unique opportunity for a Culinary Farm Manager to manage the extensive organic and sustainable farming operations of Long Meadow Ranch, including fruits, vegetables, herbs and eggs. The Culinary Farm Manager will handle all purchasing of seeds and supplies and handle routine farm maintenance. This position is responsible for supply to wholesale, retail, farmer’s markets and the award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch.
Develop strong relationships and communications with the restaurant management and farm team
Coordinate annual fruit & vegetable crop plan with the restaurant farm-to-table manager to meet the highest possible percentage of restaurant needs
Create an annual budget and production plan that is consistent with the crop plan and will ensure they are properly implemented
Conduct regular trainings for farm team and farmstead chefs to meet and maintain Good Agricultural Practices and Food Safety standards
Maintain compliance with CCOF organic certification standards for annual crops, orchards, poultry, and value-added products
Supervise and organize an efficient and productive greenhouse propagation program
Execute successful orchard program for fruit production and value-added products
Execute successful poultry program for pasture-raised egg production and heritage turkeys
Supervise the management of farm production labor
Execute basic maintenance of farm equipment, irrigation, greenhouse, landscape and property.
Oversee the pest management program; obtain and renew Private Applicator License.
Maintain compliance with the Long Meadow Ranch Good Agricultural Practices Manual; and renew self certification annually
Assist Agricultural Operations Coordinator with record-keeping of planting and production, including meeting all organic and other certification requirements
Maintain a clean and effective farming environment that is visited by the public
Participate in occasional company consumer/trade events
Education, Experience and Requirements
5 years of organic farming experience
Proven experience in crop management, budgeting and forecasting
Ability to operate tractors and other farm equipment
Ability to perform a wide array of farming operations
Proven ability to manage and lead a team of workers
Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills highly preferred
Proven experience in budget management
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills
Strong work ethic, organizational skills and integrity
Must have a valid California driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record
Ability to work in various settings including outside and in inclement weather when needed
Ability to lift 75+ pounds
A pre-employment investigative consumer report and pre-employment physical are required
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, salaried position.
Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k).
All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.
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