THE SHARING FARM
For over 18 years The Sharing Farm (TSF), a not-for-profit community farm, has been growing food to donate to the Richmond Food Bank and community meal programs. We occupy a 4-acre site in Terra Nova Park. We have a state of the art barn built in 2016, including a walk-in cooler and wash station. There is also a good inventory of equipment and machinery including a Grillo G131 walk behind tractor, a Kubota LA525 tractor, a paper pot transplanter, and a farm truck. At The Sharing Farm, high functioning systems are in place, the soil is well conditioned, the clientele is established and the community is supportive.
Although not certified organic, we adhere to organic practises. Our farm is based on Jean Martin Fortier’s model for a market garden. We grow 30 different crops and specialize in salad mix and greenhouse tomatoes. We grow almost year-round in non-heated greenhouses as well as in our fields.
We donate approximately 20,000 lbs of produce to the Food Bank every year, and we also grow food for sale to raise funds for sustaining our operation. This includes a 60 person CSA, weekly Farmer’s Markets and restaurant sales from Jun-Nov.
The Sharing Farm has four season-long staff members (Executive Director, Farm Manager, Assistant Director/ Beekeeper and Volunteer Coordinator), as well as a team of 3-5 farm labourers/ interns for 12 weeks during the peak of the season.
The Sharing Farm also has around 600 volunteers a year working in the fields, including 3 weekly drop-in sessions and weekly corporate group sessions.
TSF is seeking a Farm Manager to be responsible for managing all aspects of planning and production in the field and to manage the Field Team (Volunteer Coordinator season-long, and farm labourers in the summer). The Farm Manager will be responsible for the planning, execution and delivery of approximately 20,000 lbs of produce for donation and around $95,000 worth of produce for sale. This position requires an experienced farmer who can grow quality, organic produce to meet these targets using sustainable methods. The ideal candidate will be ready to make a multi-year commitment to our organization.
Position runs from 1 Mar — 1 Dec 2020 and will start again in Mar 2021.
Working days Tuesday-Saturday, increasing to 6 days a week in peak season
Reports to: Executive Director
Direct Reports: Volunteer coordinator and 3-5 Summer Field Interns/ Labourers
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 13 2020 ID: 55604