Why We’re Hiring
We are hiring for a Field Supervisor. Someone who is as comfortable on a tractor as they are supervising and working alongside the field crew during a busy harvest day. This is a great opporunity to learn more about year-round certified organic vegetable farming, both out in the field and in the high tunnels.
Cropthorne Farm is a 24 acre, certified organic market vegetable farm located on Westham Island near Ladner, BC. We harvest every week of the year and sell our produce at 2 weekly farmers markets in Vancouver, at our farmstand, through our 3 seasonal CSA programs serving 300+ members and to top Vancouver restaurants.
We focus on annual field crops, in addition we have 4 greenhouses for summer crops as well as winter growing. We are passionate farmers who love what we do and are excited to share our knowledge with others as well as creating a strong sense of community both within our farm team and beyond into the greater community.
We believe in building healthy soil through cover cropping, crop rotation, reduced compaction and compost. We believe healthy, nutrient rich soils create healthy, nutrient dense food.
Ecology and biodiversity are key. We are proud to dedicate time and space to barn owl boxes, to planting hedgerows and flowering plants for beneficial insects and wildlife, alike.
We believe that our crew health is just as important as crop health and we are proud to be a training ground for future farmers, with many ‘alumni’ having started their own farms.
With the help of crew, family and the fertile farmland of the Fraser Delta, we are able to produce some of the best Certified Organic produce in our region.
You have some previous supervisory, farm and tractor experience. You can lead by example; you can hustle; you are passionate about great quality, local food; you thrive in a process orientated, fast paced environment. You have strong organisational skills and have the ability to multitask and switch priorities. You like to work hard and get the job done, but you also recognize the need for balance in life. You are a progressive leader willing to learn and take on new challenges and ideas. You are tuned into the small stuff: quality, detail and efficiency. You enjoy being part of a team and can communicate easily and effectively with team members.
Please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com before June 10th, 2022
We look forward to hearing from you.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 22 2022 ID: 64089