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Hiring: Farm Hands/Field Crew
Farm: Big Rock Ranch
Location: 100 Mile House, BC
Housing: on-farm accom. (see below)
Big Rock Ranch is a 148-acre farm, a short 15 minute drive from the historic town of 100 Mile House, in Buffalo Creek BC. The farm is surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, lakes and cattle. Here we grow many varieties of fruits and vegetables on 5 acres, care for honey bees, have 2 lovely horses, and 3 wonderful farm dogs. We sell our produce at the South Cariboo Farmers Market, in a CSA box program and to local restaurants/grocery stores from Spring to Fall every year.
Big Rock Ranch is a certified organic farm where sustainability and ecological practices are at its core. We believe strongly in keeping our food as close to its source as nature intended, with a large focus on animal welfare and soil health. We feel strongly about building community, our local economy and supporting it by investing locally. We focus on raising heritage chickens free range rotationally on pasture, invest in the health of our soils with low till practices and lots of compost, and are focused on environmentally aware farming practices.
The field crew will be expected to provide their own farm attire including boots, rain gear, sunhats, water bottle, gloves, and clothes. All farm tools will be provided.
The Assistant to Farm Manager will also have the following responsibilities and tasks:
Term: We have two positions open this season, one field crew and one field crew assistant manager starting early May until October 2023.
Hours per week: 40hrs/week. We have some flexibility around specific start and end dates, as well as weekly hours (e.g. if you really only want 4 days/ week we could discuss that).
Wage: Starting wage for field crew is $16.00/hour, Field assistant manager is $17.00/hr and negotiable based on experience and responsibilities.
Perks include free organic fruit and veg, coffee or tea at lunch, occasional baked treats
Housing: Two caravans available, with access to outdoor space and wild areas, shared outdoor kitchen, sauna, showers, hydro and WIFI on a community farm available to rent for full season position, please ask for more details if interested. Rent is $400 per month, everything included. We are located approximately 15 minutes away from 100 Mile House.
On-site perks: Access to free fruit and vegetables for your own consumption, wood fired sauna, acres and acres of onsite wild spaces to explore, our very own disc golf course, potential to go for horseback rides, access to canoes and shared community living. We are a community of foodie-oriented people always looking to learn and share techniques, recipes, and food together!
Considering the distance from town, access to a reliable car will make your life much more enjoyable on the farm.
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Deadline to apply: April.15.2023
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 1 2023 ID: 66809