Golden Tree Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking a Lead Farmer for their Market Garden Operation!
ABOUT GOLDEN TREE FARM
Golden Tree Farm is a family farm and a small intentional community located on Salt Spring Island, B.C. We steward over 30 acres in berry fruit, orchard, meadow, hay, mixed vegetables, hogs and chickens as well as small patches of mixed forest and wetland. We house 4 long term house- holds as well as temporary workers/volunteers.
We are looking for an experienced professional farmer to manage the annual vegetable and flower production for our 20 member CSA, and our very popular neighbourhood farm-stand, and wholesale sales to local grocers.
The market garden production site is approx 0.5 acres, as well as two large greenhouses and one smaller greenhouse. The space managed with edges, production facility , and watering is about one acre total. These spaces are intensely managed for maximum multi season production, as well as managed for best soil practices. Our market garden is in production from March-November.
The rest of the farm is managed by Adam Gold and Rebecca Bloch Gold, and is a mix of tree fruit, berry and animal production. It is managed using best practices.
We have a deep connection and reverence for the earth, as well as the people living on it. Our farm scape is defiantly full of productive systems, but there are many wild places as well. We have designed our farm to uphold many permaculture values and have a ecological mandate that includes:
We are looking for a well seasoned farmer who can manage all the aspects of a small and successful market garden.
All people of any orientation, and from all backgrounds please feel safe and welcome to apply. We are a safe and inclusive community.
This position is SWEET! The systems are in place, the soil has been loved and conditioned, the clientele is established and the farm community is supportive.
You must be self directed, and hard working. You must be able to navigate all aspects of organic farming including:
Term: This is a permanent position. The farmer will be paid and housed from March-November and then laid off for three months, while maintaining their housing. As long as the farmer is a good fit for our farm and community, the intention is to rehire as many years and the situation works synergistically.
Hours: As many hours as it takes to maintain the health and vitality of the garden. These hours will shift depending on the time of years. Approx 5 days a week, with some watering or transplanting on the weekends.
Wage: No hourly wage.
Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org :
No smokers, no heavy drinkers. Your own vehicle or e-bike a plus. Ideally we would like to meet you in person if we think you are a good fit.
Deadline to apply: January 15, 2020
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 31 1969 ID: 54821