Root Connection CSA Open Positions

We have three open positions for the 2020 season. The Root Connection is located in King County Sammamish Valley between Woodinville and Redmond.

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Employment Opportunities

Position 1:

Farmstand Customer Service

Description:

Part time nursery and produce sales customer service at organic produce farm located between Woodinville - Redmond. Seasonal from April 24 thru October 27. Approximately 4-5 hours each day – Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Qualifications:

  • Must have some knowledge of home vegetable growing and vegetable consumption, be able to lift 50 lbs. throughout the day
  • Must like working with the general public and have a cheerful personality
  • Must have transportation

Salary:

$14.00 per hour with a free season share of produce ($900 value).

Apply:

Click the apply button below to email Claire Thomas. Attach a current resume with references and your phone number.

Position 2:

Field Crew Member

Description:

This position is 4-5 days per week April through October. Workdays are Tuesdays thru Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and includes paid lunch time.

Qualifications:

  • Some experience in farm or other outdoor work, interest in intensive vegetable production
  • Able to run small equipment (lawn mowers, weed whackers, etc.)
  • Have a positive attitude, and show up on time every day
  • Willing and available to work the whole season
  • Must be physically fit, reliable and willing to work in all kinds of weather
  • Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs. often and work bent over or on knees for most of the day
  • Have a current driver's license

Salary:

$14.00 per hour and a free season share of produce ($900 value).

Apply:

Click the apply button below to email Claire Thomas. Attach a current resume with references and your phone number.

Position 3:

Farmers Market Sales and Saturdays

Description:

This position is part time on Saturdays May thru mid-October from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. where you will be selling our produce at the Redmond Saturday Market. Every Saturday, you will drive and unload a small box truck and set up a table display. At the end of the day, you will take inventory and pack up remaining produce.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid WA drivers license and be able to lift 40 lb. bins
  • Good customer service personality, basic knowledge of cooking vegetables and nutrition
  • Need to be able to think quick, have high energy, make change (by hand) even with distractions.

Salary:

$14.00 per hour plus produce to take home.

Apply:

Click the apply button below to email Claire Thomas. Attach a current resume with references and your phone number.

Interested in Volunteering?

Farm Workshare Volunteer Program

Do you love to weed? Be out in the fresh air?

Our volunteer program is great for folks who want to do some work on a farm but don't plan on making it their occupation!

Description:

You will work a total of 60 hours per season, which comes out to five hours per week for 12 weeks, or four hours per week for 15 weeks. During the regular growing season, you are welcome to take home a CSA vegetable share (a $950 value), even during the weeks you are not working. The regular harvest season is usually 21 weeks long. So this gives you a little lee-way in getting in your commitment, should you be unable to come on a given week.

The field crew works Tuesday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Volunteers usually start at 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. Volunteers chose which day they would like to come. We especially need volunteers who can come Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

What to Expect:

The work is very physical and includes harvesting, weeding, planting, and other field tasks. It requires a lot of bending, on-the-knees work, and lifting. Our work has to be done on a tight schedule, which means that we work regardless of weather conditions. This means that if you are scheduled to work on a day that is raining, you need to work in the rain––we are depending on you. Wear appropriate clothing for getting dirty or wet.

Please take note:

Children under 16 are not allowed (by law) to accompany their parents during working hours.

Interested?

If you are interested in being a volunteer, click the contact us button below to send your contact information (including phone number) to Claire Thomas.