Orcas Island Farm Job Opportunity !!

Bayhead Farms Farmer Couple

Bayhead Farms is an intergenerational family-owned farm on Orcas Island that has been in operation since 1988.  We focus on small quantity, diverse produce and believe that fertile soil makes good food which means healthy people.  Our property is comprised of roughly 200 acres of farmland, orchards, and timber.  We are seeking a couple with extensive experience in managing a small but diversified farm.  Must be a cohesive team to apply.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Farm Management:
    • Responsible for planting schedules, crop rotation, harvesting, and processing of all agricultural/farm operations
    • Manages hayfields and mowing schedules
    • Oversees care of fruit and nut orchards
    • Weed/pest management, composting, irrigation, pruning
  • Animal Husbandry:
    • Cares for chickens and other animals/livestock
    • Develops expansion plans for additional livestock operations at the farm
  • Grounds and Property Management:
    • Oversees/hires, and trains seasonal workers as necessary to supplement full-time staff
    • Oversees implementation of established Timber Management Plans
  • Equipment Maintenance and Management:
    • Manages property’s equipment; works with farm office manager to ensure all maintenance schedules are adhered to and equipment in good working order

Work Hours and Benefits:

  • This is a full-time, salaried position; work hours are flexible based on the seasons and weather
  • Paid time off
  • Excellent housing provided
  • Salary negotiable based on experience

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Farming background/lifestyle; extensive horticultural and animal husbandry knowledge
  • Mechanical systems knowledge
  • Solid initiative and problem-solving ability
  • Must be able to pass a drug and criminal background check and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Preference given to military veterans

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to tpalmer@bayhead.us