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ORGANIC FARMING

Positions: Organic Veggie Farm Workers
Type: Full-time, paid position with on-farm accommodation
Organization: Plenty Wild Farms 
Location:
Pemberton / near Whistler, BC

Interested in learning the ins and outs of how to run a profitable market garden business? Join our team for the 2019 farm season!

ABOUT US

Plenty Wild Farms is a small-scale, certified organic farm committed to providing high-quality veggies for our local community through farmers' markets in Squamish & Whistler and our farm stand in Pemberton. We grow over 40 different varieties of vegetables on 2.5 acres using a compact tractor, BCS, other small hand tools & equipment and systems that focus on efficiency, productivity & soil health. Our farm is a positive, well-run, organized and safe place to work.

Owned and operated by Alyssa Belter & David Tanner, we are partners in farming, life and love. With backgrounds in Environmental Studies, cooking and cheese-making, we were originally drawn to farming by a passion for good food and a concern for environmental sustainability. Seven years later we still absolutely love what we do!

We consider ourselves pragmatic idealists - our approach to farming is informed by our values for environmental stewardship, connection with our local community, the health & well-being of our family & team and the financial sustainability of our business. Although we often "eat, sleep & breathe" all things farming we are also committed to a healthy work-life balance - this has become particularly important to us since the birth of our son Felix in 2017. 

Our farm is located just minutes from the Village of Pemberton where you'll find a world-class burger joint, bakery, health food store, yoga studios, a wonderful library and more. The Pemberton Valley and surrounding Coast Mountains offer almost endless opportunities for hiking, bking, swimming - even paragliding! We love where we live and are inspired & supported by the close-knit farming community here. 

Find out more about us here: www.plentywild.ca

FARM JOB DETAILS

Duration: April 30th, 2019 to October 12th, 2019 with the possibility of work starting 2 weeks earlier and/or ending 2 weeks later

Weekly Schedule: approximately 40 hours/week, 5 days/week, start/end times vary throughout the season but we always take a 1 hour lunch break

We are in search of positive, self-motivated individuals who have a strong work ethic and are excited about farming. The ideal candidate works well both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment, has excellent communication skills and is able to balance speed and efficiency without compromising quality.

Duties will include bed preparation; seeding & transplanting crops; weeding; pruning & trellising; harvesting, cleaning, sorting & packing veggies for markets; operating irrigation; assisting with farmers' markets and/or farm stand; and maintaining accurate records.

The work is physically demanding (especially on the back and knees), sometimes repetitive and performed outdoors in all sorts of weather (from sweltering heat to pouring rain).

FARM JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • physically fit; able to bend for long periods of time; able to lift up to 20kg
  • able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • able to work quickly and efficiently to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • detail-oriented and committed to quality
  • excellent communication skills
  • accountable and reliable
  • a minimum of 1 full season of related farm experience is preferred

Although not required, we would love to find candidates who are interested in working on our farm for multiple seasons.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • challenging yet meaningful full-time work with an hourly wage dependent on experience (starting at $14-$15/hour)
  • on-farm accommodation
  • access to free veggies
  • a weekly team lunch
  • access to our library of farm books
  • the possibility of starting your own on-farm project(s)
  • an end-of-season bonus if the farm meets its financial goals
  • an opportunity to learn about aspects of the farm you won't regularly be involved with (such as bookkeeping, crop planning and farm finances) at the end of the season
  • the option of working mutiple seasons with increasing leadership & responsibility each year

INTERESTED?

Email your resume (including a minimum of two references) to us at:
plentywildfarms@gmail.com

Please include a cover letter that explains why you are interested in this position and your relevant experience.

Deadline: February 20th, 2019. Applications will be reviewed as they are received so don't delay getting in touch!

We look forward to hearing from you,

– Alyssa & David

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at FoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 8 2019    ID: 51133