FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Lead Farmer

Posted by Moss Dance on May 17, 2018

Field House Farms

Field House Farms is a multi-faceted farming project in Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC. They are looking for a Lead Farmer to manage their projects!

ABOUT FIELD HOUSE FARMS

Field House Brewing is an award winning craft brewery in Abbotsford. We have started a farm with the goal of growing produce to input into our beer and food program. For the 2018 season, We are partnering with 3 different farm partners to lease local ALR land:

JJ Mills is our boutique herb, hops, and berry farm on 0.25 acres in East Chilliwack.

Maple Lanes is our 0.5 acre produce in Abbotsford farm growing our core crops of root vegetables, brassicas, alliums, greens, and nightshades.

Ecodairy is our grain farm in Abbotsford, where we are growing 5 acres of barley to malt for our beer program.

All produced from the 3 properties will be used by our kitchen and brewery. Any excess produce is sold at our brewery to our community.

Machinery: Light Machinery is used for produce farms (ie. tractor for tilling the land.) For grain, we are renting a small combine and grain cleaner for harvesting. All large machinery is operated by the landowners.

Field House Farms just received a Grant from the Abbotsford Community Foundation for the 2018 season to bring this project to life!

As purveyors of the Good Life at Field House we work to ensure balance for our team and add value to their lives, and these values extend directly to our farming practices. We care deeply about supporting our local agriculture community and sourcing as locally and sustainably as possible. We believe that the flavour that comes through on the plate and in our beers is a direct product of the inputs and how it was grown in the first place. To that end, we farm as organically as possible without being certified. We love our community, and believe that if we can showcase the viability of small parcels of under-utilized ALR land in the Fraser Valley and the direct relationship in supporting a small restaurant and brewery can and will inspire others to do the same!

FMI: fieldhousebrewing.com/farms

On Facebook: @fieldhousebrewing

Instagram: @fieldhousebrewing

Field House Farms

DESIRED QUALITIES

  • 2-5 years of hands on experience on small biodynamic, organic farms with knowledge in small scale produce growing.
  • Knowledge of grain and hop growing and beekeeping will be a huge asset.
  • Hard working
  • Self directed and task oriented
  • High time management skills
  • Willingness and passion to learn
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to lead and teach a team
  • Excel experience a huge asset to utilize tracking metrics of farm progress

Field House Farms

JOB TASKS

The Lead Farmer will be tasked with getting the Field House Farms program in great working order. Job will include farming hands on daily at 3 different farm properties, working long days, managing excellent weed control, maximizing land use, and efficient harvesting. Candidate must be able to record daily progress log, input tracking metrics into Google Sheets weekly and monthly, and communicate with Chef and Brewing team on weekly availability. Lead farmer will be able to rally the troops and utilize the Field House Brewing staff for any extra hands needed.

Field House Farms

JOB DETAILS

Start date: This position is open immediately with commitment to finishing the full 2018 farming season. Extensive work in planning, initial land preparation, and seeding has already been done. Ideally, Field House is looking for a long term farmer to grow the farm project.

Weekly hours: 30-40 hours/week

Hourly Wage: $15-$20 / hour depending on experience. Farmer will keep mileage log book and will be reimbursed on driving hours between farms and brewery.

Benefits: As part of the Field House team, benefits include: 2 free beers a day, 50% off staff meals, 25% off merchandise.

TO APPLY

Please provide: Casual introductory email explaining your passion for farming, food and community, and your resume with two references in the farming field to: bonnie@fieldhousebrewing.com

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