Position: Farm Apprentice
Company: Salt & Harrow Farm
Location: Tsawwassen, Delta, Metro Vancouver BC (public transit available)
Term: April – Nov 1, 2021
Hours: full-time and part-time available
Salt & Harrow Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm opening a new location in Tsawwassen, BC. Ten acres are devoted to vegetable production, with over 50 varieties of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and herbs. We sell our produce at six farmers markets, to restaurants, our Salt & Harrow Storehouse, and through a full-choice membership program.
Our apprentices will be expected to develop a wide variety of skills: greenhouse seedling production, field planting, weeding and harvesting, produce deliveries, as well as building and repairing infrastructure. Be prepared for physically demanding work, rain or shine. We are committed to sharing our knowledge and promoting advancement for our employees. We work hard and want to share the rewards of this profession with aspiring farmers.
While some exposure to commercial agriculture is preferred, it is not required as long as one has a good attitude and work ethic.
Our ideal candidate has:
The Apprenticeships begin in April and end November 1st. We cannot make commitments for work beyond the end date although, for those who display a keen interest and a proven track record, there is the opportunity for advancement and year-round employment. The work will vary during the season as each change in temperature provides a new focus for the work that needs to be done. We work in a rural community with access to public transit but access to reliable transportation is preferred. We share a meal as a crew every week and this is an opportunity to ask questions and enjoy the bounty of the farm.
No on farm housing is available.
The full-time position will be a minimum of 40 hrs/week up to 60 hrs/week, with availability for weekend markets. Starting wage is $15/hr. with 4% vacation pay and discount on farm vegetables.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 12 2021 ID: 58310