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ORGANIC FARMING

Positions: Field Worker
Farm: Close to Home Organics

Location: Abbotsford / Fort Langley, BC
Housing: one on-site living space (off-farm accommodation preferred)

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. In 2022, our sales will focus on a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program that we run in cooperation with Earth Apple Organic Farm. We are seeking two farm workers to work with us through the farming season. One of those farmers would start in February, the other closer to April (we can be flexible on start-time), and work with us through to the end of October. Both are full-time positions with a Monday-Friday work-week.

Our Field Workers are expected to work outside in all types of conditions. The work is physically demanding and is at times solo. Successful 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. Preference will be given to applicants with previous farm experience and proven ability to work efficiently. The work is not glamorous, but the results are tangible...and delicious.

Examples of tasks include:

Field and Cold-frame Tasks

  • Bed preparation (using a tractor), irrigation maintenance
  • Seeding, transplanting (using hand tools)
  • Weeding (by hand, with hand-tools and with mechanized tools)
  • Harvesting (by hand)
  • Pathway maintenance (using hand tools and/or walk-behind rototiller)

Packing Tasks

  • Washing and packing vegetables according to customer orders
  • Following cleaning protocols to maintain a food-safe work environment

This position pays an hourly wage of $17/hour with bonus access to produce ‘seconds’. There is one on-site living space (though off-farm accommodation is preferred) and there are 50 acres to explore during breaks in work. Interested candidates should contact Chris Bodnar or Paige Dampier at: hello@closetohomeorganics.com or 604-897-1111.

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: Jan 12 2022    ID: 62410