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Salt & Harrow Field & Market Staff, Full-Time, Seasonal

Position: Field & Market Staff / Farm Hand
Type: full-time paid, May 15th – Nov. 15th 
Farm: Salt & Harrow Farm
Location: Delta, Greater Vancouver BC

Salt & Harrow Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm opening a new farm location in Delta, BC. Ten acres are devoted to vegetable production, producing over 50 varieties of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and herbs. We sell our produce at eight farmers markets, to restaurants, our Salt & Harrow Storehouse, and through a full-choice membership program.

We have a diverse farming operation, which requires a wide range of skills: greenhouse seedling production, field planting, weeding and harvesting, produce deliveries, building and repairing infrastructure. We work in a rural community with access to public transit. Be prepared for physically demanding work. We are committed to sharing our knowledge and promoting advancement for our employees. We work hard and want to share the rewards of this profession with aspiring farmers.

Responsibilities

  • Potting mix preparation and propagation seeding
  • Field and greenhouse planting
  • Trellising and staking of crops
  • Cultivation and weed control
  • Organic pest control application and moving of row covers
  • Harvesting and crop handling
  • Post harvest washing, packing, and basic harvest record keeping
  • Farmers market customer service and cash register operation
  • Rotating farm chores (harvesting, propagation watering, mowing and farm maintenance)

Qualifications

While some exposure to commercial agriculture is preferred, it is not required as long as one has a good attitude and work ethic.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • A serious interest in farming as a lifestyle and/or livelihood
  • Physical ability to carry out farm tasks (repetitive tasks, lifting 50 lbs. repeatedly during the day, crouching and bending for long periods)
  • Lots of energy and highly motivated
  • A mind for efficiency
  • Attention to detail and ability to understand and execute quality standards
  • Open and positive communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • A friendly personality and willingness to spend time with customers, chefs, and CSA members
  • Class 5 Drivers License
  • Ability to work outside for long periods of time in all weather conditions
  • Be punctual; be prepared to work at the designated time, with the necessary tools, and proper clothing. Closed toed shoes are required at all times on the farm.
  • Sense of humour!

Position Details

The Farm Hand position begins May 15th and ends November 15th. We cannot make commitments for work beyond the end date. The work will vary during the season as each change in temperature provides a new focus for the work that needs to be done. We share a meal as a crew every week and this is an opportunity to ask questions and enjoy the bounty of the farm. 

Two weeks advance notice is required for vacation breaks.

Compensation

This is a full-time, seasonal position, approx. 40-50 hrs/week, with some room for flexibility if additional help is needed. Farm Hands are paid $15/hr. with 4% vacation pay and access to farm vegetables. 

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, and resume to:
seann@saltandharrow.com

We receive numerous resumes and often cannot respond to all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 29 2019    ID: 52759