Position: Vegetable and Flower Farm Worker
Type: Full-time paid, April 29 to October 4 (if available, could start as early as April 1)
Hours: approx 30 hrs/week, Tuesday through Friday (see below)
Farm: Dancing Dandelion Farms
Location: Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC
Are you looking to learn more about growing food and running a market gardening business? Dancing Dandelion Farms is hiring a full-time seasonal worker for 2019.
About Our Farm
Dancing Dandelion Farms is a 5 acre farm located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. We are surrounded by wineries and mountains, and are only a short drive to lakes, rivers and the ocean. We have a diverse farm focusing on cut flower and vegetable production. We sell at farmer’s markets, to restaurants, floral designers, our own farm stand and our flower subscription (CSA) program. We also design florals for weddings and events.
We are hiring someone who has a keen interest in learning the skills to grow vegetables and flowers or are interested in one day starting their own farm. We will provide mentoring and training through hands on experience. You will learn to grow food and flowers using natural inputs without synthetic herbicides and pesticides.
Our farm involves using a wide variety of skills including seed starting, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing bins/produce, making bouquets and packaging produce. Farming at Dancing Dandelion requires a real appreciation for attention to detail and good food. We will be working outdoors in all weather conditions and the work is very physically demanding. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and passion of growing with you.
Tasks and Responsibilities
While some exposure to market gardening/agriculture is preferred, it is not necessary as long as the candidate has a positive attitude and strong work ethic. The ideal candidate has:
The position begins April 29 and ends on October 4 (if available to start on April 1, that is an option). This is a full-time, seasonal position, approximately 30 hrs/week, Tuesday through Friday, with some room for flexibility if help is needed at the farmers markets or with weekend chores. You must be willing to start as early as 6:30am on summer harvest days, and be reliable and stick to a schedule.
Employees are paid $14/hr plus employer-paid contributions — EI, CPP, Worksafe BC, 4% vacation. You will also have access to extra vegetables and flowers. There is potential to extend into the winter season.
If you are interested in applying, please have a look at the farm website at http://www.dancingdandelion.ca and check us out on social media.
Send your resume along with a cover letter to:
Deadline: February 20th. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we suggest applying early as the position may be filled before then.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 18 2019 ID: 50511