Tuesday, November 6, 2018

WineTalent Classifieds: Culinary Farm Manager with Long Meadow Ranch

WineTalent is working with our client, Long Meadow Ranch, on a search for 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.
Please visit Long Meadow Ranch's online job board to apply online

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