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Lead Farmer/gardener at The Herbfarm -Full thyme Year ’round --Woodinville

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Posted on: 07/02/2018 1:52 pm

Production Farmer & Kitchen Gardener for The Herbfarm Restaurant

The  Herbfarm  is  a  one-of-a-kind  AAA  5-diamond-rated  restaurant  serving  9 course chef–selected menus for a  4-hour dining experience. The restaurant has had its own farm for over 30 years and uses only locally sourced ingredients in its 20 different menu changes each year. It is America’s only 5-Diamond Restaurant north of San Francisco and west of Chicago.

Position:           The Herbfarm Restaurant Farmer/Gardener, a full-time, year-round position.


Location:          The Herbfarm Restaurant and Farm in the Sammamish Valley, –Redmond/Woodinville

14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072

Supervisors:                     The Herbfarm Chef and the General Manager

Phone:       425-485-5300                    email:    

Overview: Maintain the Herbfarm Restaurant’s 5-acre production farm that grows & delivers high quality herbs, eggs, and produce to our restaurant. Animal care. Oversight of on-site display gardens. Oversee staff/volunteers. Computerized tracking of crops and harvested produce.


Flexibility and willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours in all weather.

Creating and maintaining growing schedule for The The Herbfarm farm based on the chef’s input.

Propagating. Planting. Cultivating. Weeding. Harvesting to kitchen specifications. Transplanting. Seeding. Trellising. Irrigation.

Operating/maintaining a tractor, walk-behind tractor, rototiller, mulching mower and more.

IPM and biological soil & plant management for sustainable techniques. Composting.

Professional interaction with public when in gardens, or at restaurant classes & events at the farm.

Care of apiary, pigs, chickens. Oversee farm safety.

Oversee Assistant Farmer and small team of seasonal workers and volunteers. Represent The Herbfarm in local community agricultural organizations and events. Communicate consistently with the General Manager and The Herbfarm Chef.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 2+ full growing seasons experience with row crop vegetables and culinary herbs (preferably in Western Washington or similar climate)
  • Creative skills to manage all aspects of mixed vegetable, fruit, flower, & herb production as well as aesthetics for the on-site gardens.
  • A long term interest in farming & local food production
  • Good physical condition: able to lift 50# repeatedly with stamina
  • Simple tinkerer/fixer with basic carpentry skills
  • Experience with small gas powered machinery, i.e. rototillers & mulching mowers
  • Experience driving tractors and using farm implements
  • Be self-directed and comfortable working alone AND be a team player reaching for shared goals
  • Strong communication skills—written and verbal-employee management
  • Experience managing growing and harvest data
  • Understanding of IPM, biological soil and plant management

Character Traits:

Works well with others and alone takes direction well Self starting, motivated

Dependable, timely

Takes pride in work well done Organized and tidy

Guest and Customer oriented Cares for staff

Creative AND willing to take artistic direction Must be interested in food

Communicates well Trustworthy and honest Doesn’t give up easily

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter.

Come by for a tour of restaurant and garden any day between 10 and 3. Direct emails to:



About The Herbfarm


Public Address: , , ,

Mailing Address: 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA, 98072

Point of Contact Name:

Daytime Phone: 425-485-5300

Evening Phone: 425-485-5300