FARM JOB: SUMMERLAND, BC – Medley Organics

Posted by Moss Dance on January 30, 2018

Medley Organics

Medley Organics is looking for a F/T Farm worker for the 2018 season!

Location: Summerland, BC

Duration: From early April to end of October. 30-40hours a week on 5 days.

ABOUT MEDLEY ORGANICS

Very productive small certified organic farm business on an acre and a half on leased land in beautiful Summerland in the south Okanagan Valley. In my 4th year of operation growing a wide variety of vegetables for the Penticton farmers’ market and some of the great restaurants of the region.

Medley Organics

JOB DESCRIPTION

Looking for a motivated worker that is comfortable working alone and with me on a very productive small farm. A good opportunity to learn all aspects of organic vegetable farming with practical work.

  • field preparation (mowing, BCS tractor work, broadforking, adding ammendments, etc)
  • planting (both by seed and transplants)
  • weeding (flame and wheel hoe, but by hand too)
  • tons of harvesting
  • cleaning and sorting and packing produce for clients and market
  • Helping with service and sales at farmers’ market
  • some irrigation work (turning some taps and digging holes, glueing pipes, setting out drip lines)
  • helping on other projects (building greenhouse this year, drip line winder)
  • keeping records of most everything

Medley Organics

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate:

  • has at least done a 3 months apprenticeship on an organic farm or 4-6 months work experience
  • is self-motivated to get jobs at hand done and can take instructions on how to do it
  • is able to work in a variety of weather conditions (but mostly Okanagan Summer heat)
  • is physically fit (most of the work involves being at ground level and lifting flats of produce)
  • is interested in organic farming

RENUMUERATION

Wage will start at $13.00/hr. and will go up during season depending on learning and efficiency. Also access to lots of vegetables and some fruit enough for eating and some preserving.

TO APPLY

Email resume to jerome@medleyorganics.ca Please include why you would like to work for Medley Organics, areas of expertise and questions you may have.

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