Farm Hand / Harvester

Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2020
 Contract
 Other
 Small Scale

Position Description

Earth Apple Organic Farm was established in 2011 and is based at Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op in Abbotsford, BC as of 2016. Our roots quite literally are earth apples or les pommes de terre, but we’ve since expanded, growing over 50 different varieties of fruits and vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and raising hens and ducks for eggs.

We cultivate over 6 acres of land and pasture-raised our hens and ducks. Our mission is to produce fresh, organic, nutritious food for local communities in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley with low ecological impact and fair wage standards. We love what we do, which is evident in the beautiful organic produce we offer through our CSA program, Farmers Markets and in Restaurants in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

We are looking for folks to aid us with everything from harvesting, washing and packing fruit and veg, planting, weeding, bed prep, berry picking, tomato pruning and everything outside and in between!

We move at a quick pace and get the job done as a crew, although there is some independent work at times too. Looking to get your hands dirty? Want to put those systems thinking into play? Enjoy a good hard days work? Wanna geek out over fruit and veg? Inquire within!

Requirements for the Farmhand/Harvester include:

  • A deep interest in learning and gaining experience in small-scale organic vegetable farming.
  • The ideal candidate has experience in fieldwork and/or outdoor labour.
  • Farm experience is a bonus, but not required!
  • S/he should be able to lift up to 40 lbs and be comfortable using and/or learning to use a variety of tools and farm equipment.
  • Many tasks are repetitive, physically demanding and require attention to using core strength and an awareness of ergonomics to avoid injury and maintain good health.
  • An ability to be flexible, move quickly, work independently and also with a team is super important, as well as attention to detail.
  • Able to accommodate early mornings and occasionally long days and ready and willing to work rain or shine!

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