California: Page River Bottom Farm seeks Couple

23 Jun

COUPLE WANTED FOR SUSTAINABLE FARM.  WE HAVE 25 acres of irrigated pasture land in a river bottom in Central California.  This Mediterranean climate farm is within 40 minutes of the beautiful Kings Canyon National Park.  It is fenced, now growing 200 pastured layers, 100 broilers, 12 Heritage hair sheep, mob grazing 10 Black Angus with the sheep and trying to grow a large vegetable garden, currently planted but needing tending.

We can provide a modest salary to be negotiated, very comfortable housing, meat and vegetables produced on site.  A split of profits from farm products can also be negotiated.  This is a long term opportunity for entrepreneurial minded self-starters.

WE NEED A couple dedicated to the concept of raising healthy meat, eggs and vegetables and to the concept of enriching and healing the land as part of the process.  We need help with but not limited to maintaining buildings & fences, landscaping, irrigation systems, moving, caring for and feeding the stock, washing eggs, and selling meat and eggs at Farmer’s Markets.  We will be going to Farmer’s Markets and dropping off CSA boxes of meat &/or eggs.  You would sometimes be supervising other workers and/or interns.  We want a couple with farming background, and/or experience; some rudimentary carpentry and mechanical skills; and some experience in managing cattle and/or sheep.  Any experience in pigs, direct marketing (i.e. Farmer’s Markets, Web sales) is a plus as well as any ability to plant, grow and preserve fruit & vegetables for our mutual benefit.  No smoking, drinking, drugs, or small children.  You must have Social Security numbers and Driver’s Licenses.  Current references and background checks are required.

DESIRABLE is an interest in active non-violence, the pursuit of justice & participating in a community of like-minded people with skepticism about mainstream versions of reality.  To see who we are and what we are doing go to our website at  www.pageriverbottomfarm.com  .   Please e-mail your information and why you might fit in to this scenario to arkiebell@pageriverbottomfarm.com .   Please include a picture, address, one reference and a phone number.  Feel free to call 559-638-3124 if you need further information before applying.

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