Position: Orchard Manager
Farm: Snowy Mountain Farm
Location: Cawston, BC (on-farm accommodation available)
Snowy Mountain Farm is a 25 acre certified organic farm located 10 minutes south of Cawston, BC. The setting is picturesque and quiet, sitting at the foot of Snowy Mountain and within walking distance of the Similkameen River, great for cooling down on hot summer days. We have 12 acres of orchard, growing a diverse collection of new and heritage varieties of apples, quince, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, and nectarines and plan on planting an additional small vineyard this year. We sell our fruit at Vancouver farmer’s markets and through CSA programs.
The farm has been grown organically for 35 years. We believe in land stewardship, diversity, promoting soil health, and building a balanced ecosystem, in order to grow delicious and nutritious food. We strive to care for our environment, as well as create a respectful, inclusive and joyful workplace.
We are looking for the right person to help manage the orchard. The right applicant must have extensive experience working in orchards and be capable in pruning, thinning and picking various kinds of orchard fruit. Preference will be given to applicants that have previously managed orchards and orchard crews. The applicant must have a keen interest in permaculture, know how to drive a tractor, communicate clearly with the crew, be organized, efficient, physically fit and work well without supervision.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 9 2021 ID: 58603