LAND OPPORTUNITY: Snowy Mountain Organic Farm, Cawston, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 03, 2017 1 Comment

Rainbow at Snowy Mountain Farm

About Snowy Mountain Organic Farm 

Snowy Mountain Organic Farm is a diverse 25 acre organic farm in the lovely Similkameen, Cawston B.C. (located between Keremeos and Osoyoos). The farm has a unique orchard, large vegetable & herb garden and greenhouse, horses, dogs, and chickens. We are approaching 32 years of organic growing here embracing biodynamics, permaculture, and many unique approaches to farming. There are still so many interesting experiments to try. Charcoal EMO’s and worms just to name a few.

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About the Opportunity

We seek a diverse group of people from beginners, volunteers, to apprentices &/or experienced farmers with the skills and ability to possibly lease land or crop share.

The connecting threads that keeps our group together bundles a commitment to organics, enjoying hard work, embracing the outdoors, blending the ability to work independently with the ability to work in a team.

The fruit starts with cherries, followed by the apricots. Many peach varieties from the earliest to the very latest. We also grow about 15 varieties of plums, over 20 varieties of apples old and new as well as quince & the most appetizing pears.

Garlic at Snowy Mountain Farm

Skills & Qualities

Opportunities to work hard & get dirty include a diversity of tasks:

  • Garden & greenhouse work including seeding, watering, transplanting, staking, weeding, & harvesting.  Primarily growing tomatoes, peppers, squash, and garlic and herbs with a taste of everything in between for the crew.
  • Orchard chores include pruning, spreading compost, weed whacking/mowing, thinning, picking, sorting, and tasting. (Lots of that. J)
  • Farmers markets participation including sorting, organizing, and loading. Opportunities may also arise for help at or manage individual markets.      
  • Building projects in the future include a rocket stove for the greenhouse, outdoor kitchen and and bathhouse, heated tents and yurts, and a cool-bot powered cooler, as well as landscaping & fencing as always.

Get In Touch

Please e-mail if you are interested in joining our team. Lauren Sellars, snowymtnfarm@gmail.com

 

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