ABOUT THE LAND: Gorgeous property on the Naramata bench overlooking Okanagan Lake is home to approx. 360 healthy Lapin cherry trees which produce 10-12,000 lbs of cherries each July. The orchard is fully irrigated and has been conventionally managed with seasonal pruning, watering, spraying and bird management to date. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: The landowner is looking for long-term orchard manager to replace a retiring one and take over the lease. The landowner would like to see the orchard transition to organic management and sees possibilities for value-added sales (eg dried cherries, cherry brandy). There is the possibility of housing for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.
Looking for a farm job this summer in the beautiful South Okanagan? Snowy Mtn Organics is hiring one or two farm labourers to help on their orchard operation! ABOUT SNOWY MTN ORGANICS Snowy Mtn Organics is a beautiful 25 acre farm in the Similkameen (an isolated spot) with 12 acres of orchard and large garden. We grow cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, apples, pears, etc. We believe in growing good food, and we sell at farmers’ markets in Vancouver. This season, we need one or two more good strong A-Team members on the farm! We are certified organic (LEOGA #415) and have grown organically … Continue reading FARM JOB: CAWSTON, BC – Snowy Mtn Organics
Old Tower Farm is an organic heritage orchard in Keremeos, BC. They are seeking an orchard and nursery worker for April to November! ABOUT OLD TOWER FARM We farm on 8.5 acres of land that varies from rocky to clay loam. This land has been in orchard production since about 1908 and has heritage buildings. The location is the farming community of Keremeos / Cawston. We are a 15 minute walk from Keremeos. We produce apples for the wholesale market, nectarines for the retail market, and apple rootstock for the Canadian market. We do a small amount of fruit packing on … Continue reading FARM JOB: KEREMEOS, BC – Old Tower Farm Orchard and Nursery Worker
The UBC Farm Workshops Series is pleased to announce our upcoming Ecological Farming Short Course: Sep 29-30. Learn about many aspects of Ecological Farming with seasoned farmers Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato. Three workshops will be presented as a part of this Ecological Short Course: Orchard Eco-Organic Management with Carl Rosato Managing Ecological Relationships Instead of Crops: Strategies to Blend Food Production and Wild Places with Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato Feeding the Soil: The Science and Practice of Soil Organic Matter Systems Management with Helen Atthowe Helen Atthowe & Carl Rosato, farmers with a combined 55+ years of farming experience, are coming from Oregon … Continue reading SEPT 29-30: UBC FARM – Ecological Farming Short Course
Got farming experience and a passion for making craft cider? This cidery assistant job opportunity at Twin Island Cider may be for you! About Twin Island Cider We are a small, farm-based cidery in our second year of operation. We harvest from old orchards and backyards around Pender Island and press the fruit throughout the fall using a traditional rack and cloth press. Natural fermentation is our speciality, and we work full circle with the seasons: pruning and bottling in the winter, selling through our tasting room and local farmers market in the summer, harvesting and pressing in the fall, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC — Twin Island Cider, Cidery Assistant
Job Title: Full Time Tasting Room Sales Associate Establishment: Twisted Hills Craft Cider, Cawston, BC Job Description: We are a up and coming craft cidery seeking friendly, energetic full time help in our tasting room for 5 days per week from June 3 to September 26, 2016. A new team member will be expected to possess strong people skills and present our ciders in a relaxed style all while exceeding customer expectations. Working Hours: 1100am – 530pm Wage: Starting at $12.00/hour. Negotiable upon experience. Roles & Responsibilities: Pouring cider to guests in the tasting room Encouraging the sale of cider Strong People Skills Execution of opening and closing … Continue reading JOB: Tasting Room Sales Associate, Twisted Hills Craft Cider, Cawston, BC