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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Farm Worker
Farm: Close to Home Organics
Location: Abbotsford, BC. On-site living space is optional

Close to Home Organics is a family-owned and operated organic mixed-vegetable farm, located in Abbotsford. We farm at Glen Valley Organic Farm as shareholders of the Glen Valley Organic Farm Cooperative. We sell our produce through Farmers Markets, a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, and through a local wholesale distributor. We are seeking a farm worker to work with us through the farming season, from April to the end of October.

This is a full-time position, with an option to live on-farm for the term of employment. The position will start in late-March, continuing through to the end of October.

Our Farm Worker is expected to work outside in all types of conditions. The work is physically demanding, but the snacking options are endless! The work is at times solo, and at other times in a team setting. Successful, happy farm workers are self-motivated, aware of their body’s need for water and stretching, driven to get the work done efficiently, and communicate well with others. The work is not glamorous, but the results are tangible...and delicious.

Examples of tasks include:

Field Tasks

  • Hoeing, hand weeding, transplanting, harvesting
  • Bed preparation, irrigation maintenance
  • Pathway maintenance (using hand tools and/or walk-behind rototiller)

Packing Tasks

  • Washing and packing vegetables for delivery and markets

Farm Tasks

  • Grass maintenance
  • Blackberry maintenance

This position pays an hourly wage of $15.20/hour with a medical spending acccount and access to produce ‘seconds’ and market returns. On-site living space is optional and there are 50 acres to explore during breaks in work.

To apply:

Interested candidates should contact Chris Bodnar at: hello@closetohomeorganics.com

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Close to Home Organics is located at Glen Valley Organic Farm, about 15 minutes east of Fort Langley: 8550 Bradner Road, Abbotsford, BC.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 9 2021    ID: 58613