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At Girl Meets Dirt, we make single-varietal preserves with heritage fruit, to celebrate this special terroir (the 'girl' in our logo holds the native Orcas pear-discovered growing wild on Orcas). The legacy of orchards in the San Juan Islands and their capacity to feed this community for over 135 years is our inspiration. To keep the agricultural history alive we steward island orchards with the most deeply-rooted trees, offering a depth of taste not found in commercially-grown fruits. We have a growing wholesale and distribution business with specialty food, cheese shops, & grocers across the country. We also have a retail shop, a growing online store and do weekly seasonal farmers markets in San Juan County. We are a proud 7x Good Food Awards Winner and pride ourselves in making exceptional, unique, handcrafted preserves. Woman-owned and operated, island grown.

ORcas Island Farmer's Market Representative


Reports to: Sales Manager  

Classification:  8-10 hrs/week 

Location: Eastsound, Washington (Orcas Island) 

Pay: Hourly, DOE.  

Benefits: Sales bonus available for farmers market sales. Jam discount and perks!

This position is based on a car ferry serviced island and not appropriate for commuters. It is not suitable for working remotely. 



 We are seeking an individual to represent Girl Meets Dirt and sell our preserves, shrubs, bitters, and apparel at the Orcas Island Farmers Market. The Sales Representative is responsible for transporting all market gear, setting up and breaking down, handling money and credit card transactions, sampling product, and ensuring each customer has a positive experience. 


We are seeking someone who can give a commitment through the Market season. You must be an excellent communicator, enjoy meeting & connecting with new people, and have a desire to learn and grow. 



  • Have a knack for selling

  • Love good food and are passionate about island agriculture and/or fruit 

  • Customer service including utilization of POS 



  • Greet and serve customers in at Orcas Island Farmers Market 

  • Gather necessary supplies from GMD Headquarters in preparation for weekly market 

  • Set up stand in accordance with brand standards/examples provided 

  • Adhere to all Department of Health requirements 

  • Utilize mobile POS (Shopify) to process transactions 

  • Complete weekly report with market details and necessary supplies 

  • Valid driver's license



Orcas Island Farmers Market: Farmer’s Markets are Saturdays from 10am-2pm from the first weekend of May until the last Weekend of September. The expectation is that the Sales Representative will arrive to the market on time and prepared with all necessary product and supplies meaning they will need to begin their shift approximately 1 hour prior to the start of the market. The stand must be broken down and product secured at the Girl Meets Dirt headquarters, typically requiring an additional 30 minutes-1 hour after close of farmers market. 


Preserve Maker


Reports to: Production Manager 

Classification: Part-time, Full-time possible

Location: Eastsound, Washington (Orcas Island) 

Compensation: DOE, commensurate with experience  

Benefits: We offer medical and dental benefits after a short grace period to full time employees as well generous paid holiday/PTO benefits 



Girl Meets Dirt seeks a Preserve Maker to serve a dedicated role on our Production team and serve as point-person and pacesetter for day-to-day ‘making’ related activities. This is an ideal position for a hard-working, hands on, production-experienced individual looking to grow with an exciting food company in a beautiful, active, island community. 


The Preserve Maker position will be responsible for prepping, cooking and packaging all varietals in our preserves lines not limited to but including Spoon Preserves, Cutting Preserves, Shrubs, & Bitters. Participation in other kitchen related support activities will be dependent on season and need (as determined by the Production Manager) and may include: cleaning and sanitizing, labeling, fruit processing, organization and storage optimization, recipe development and other production related needs and priorities.  


The Preserve Maker will set the standard for how we craft our exceptional product with an eye to continual refinements and improvements, to ensure we consistently produce product of the highest quality. 


Success in this role relies not only on culinary skills, knowledge, attention to detail and endurance, but also on the ability to communicate in a positive, team-centric, pro-business & pro-community minded way. 


You do not need to know how to make jam but you must have at least 2-3 years of demonstrated success in cooking roles or food product production and an eagerness to learn new methods. Applicable backgrounds could be commercial kitchen or manufacturing/management experience, pastry chef, sous chef, jam maker, line cook with aptitude and desire to lead, learn and grow. 



  • Minimum of 2-3 years in a food manufacturing or commercial kitchen or other production role 



  • Preserve Maker will spend majority of time on feet in an active production role producing all lines of our preserves 

  • Additional responsibilities will include documenting, cleaning and sanitizing, labeling, fruit processing and storage 

  • Ensure detailed written logs and labeling of production activities: batch log, freezer log, etc. 

  • Assist founder in developing products or refining recipes 

  • Assist with production related inventory and tracking for ingredients and packaging materials as required by Production Manager 

  • Test products to ensure quality and food safety standards are met or exceeded 



  • Ability to multi-task, anticipate, & manage changing objectives in an all-hands-on-deck, fast paced environment 

  • A can-do hustle attitude/you thrive on conquering tasks and strive for perfection 

  • Ability to apply and understand basic mathematics 

  • Technical competency or aptitude (read/learn measuring tools & report in appropriate units, etc.) 

  • Excellent cook with discerning palate 

  • Strong commitment to sustainability, quality processes, safety, and cleanliness 

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills 

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs from ground to tables or shelving, or into and out of trucks, on occasion repeatedly. 


To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to