Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – 10 Acres Farm Workers

Posted by Moss Dance on December 08, 2017

10 Acres Farm

10 Acres Farm is a farm-to-table operation in North Saanich on Vancouver Island—they are seeking farm workers for the 2018 season! ABOUT 10 ACRES FARM A 10 acre mixed veggie-fruit-livestock farm located on the Saanich peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. The small orchard includes quinces, figs, lemons, limes, apples, pears, and apricots. There are also table grapes, black currants, blueberries, marionberries, loganberries, strawberries, and raspberries. The livestock plan for this year includes honey bee hives, pastured turkeys, pastured pigs, and pastured ducks. The mixed field crops are grown on 1.5 acres and include mixed veggies, herbs, asparagus, and cut flowers. All … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – 10 Acres Farm Workers

FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Glenora Farm Biodynamic Farm Manager

Posted by Moss Dance on November 22, 2017

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Interested in diversified farming, and community living on Vancouver Island? Glenora Farm is seeking a farm manager immediately for their 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm. About Glenora Farm Glenora Farm is 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm on mostly sandy loam soils, consisting of 35 acres of pasture and hay fields, a herd of East Friesen milking sheep, a herd of Dexter beef cattle, a 3 acre intensive mixed vegetable and perennial berry garden, 2 hoophouses, large compost facility, a large herb garden, and an extensive onsite workshop program which adds value to the garden produce through processing agricultural products for … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Glenora Farm Biodynamic Farm Manager

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Longview Farms

Posted by Moss Dance on October 03, 2017

Longview Farms

Longview Farms has job openings for people who are passionate about farming and local food security to join our crew over the winter and into next season. About Longview Farms Longview Farms is a progressive grower and shipper of quality fresh-cut daffodils and daffodil bulbs as well as a wide variety of Certified Organic fruit and vegetable crops grown in both the fields and greenhouses. We have expanded our food crop varieties and acreage each year to well over 60ha (150acres) of Certified Organic land in the rotation with further expansion planned for future seasons. Our farm is located in the municipality of … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Longview Farms

FARM JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Lockwood Farms – Farm Labourer

Posted by Moss Dance on June 16, 2017

Lockwood Farms

Lockwood Farms is looking to hire a strapping lad or lass who knows how to swing an axe! We’re looking for that ‘farm kid’, who gets dirty to get a job done. The work will include, but is not limited to: seeding, weeding, planting, constructing crop supports and covers, installing irrigation, tractor driving, ploughing, rototilling, light excavation, cleaning and organizing work areas, mucking out, power washing and disinfecting, feeding chickens, installing chicken equipment, collecting eggs, following and implementing bio-security measures, harvesting, prepping for market, egg washing and grading, and serving customers who arrive on the farm. 40hrs a week. Desired … Continue reading FARM JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Lockwood Farms – Farm Labourer

APPRENTICESHIP: Port Alberni, BC – Farm Manager Apprentice, Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on June 15, 2017 2 Comments

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Position: Apprentice Farm Manager, Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm Location: Alberni Valley, Vancouver Island About Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm Avalon Farm is a 22 acre farm, with 1.5 acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hay field, large organic gardens; seeking a long term farm manager to allow the owners to ease into retirement. Accommodation is available year round, and the property has several acres of land that could be used for additional farming operations for the successful candidate if desired. It is intended that 2017 provide an apprenticeship and training opportunity, with full farm management undertaken in 2018. Accommodation is available in … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Port Alberni, BC – Farm Manager Apprentice, Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

JOB: Nanaimo, BC – Nanaimo Foodshare Student Summer Positions

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 30, 2017

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Nanaimo Foodshare Society is hiring for the following positions: Food and Gardening Skills Program Assistant, Homegrown Program Assistant, Summer Kitchen Program Assistant 2017, and Summer Lunch Munch Program Assistant 2017 Food and Gardening Skills Program Assistant This position is being funded under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative. To be eligible for this position, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job. You also must have been a full-time student during the previous academic year and be intending to return to full-time studies in the next academic year. You also must be a Canadian … Continue reading JOB: Nanaimo, BC – Nanaimo Foodshare Student Summer Positions

FARM JOB: Blueberry Packing Line, Ruby Red Farms, North Saanich BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 25, 2017

Ruby Red Certified Organic Blueberry Farm

Packing Line Staff – Organic Blueberry Farm Ruby Red Farms is hiring staff for its blueberry packing line. Work includes inspection of berries, packing of pint blueberries and packing of bulk berries in 5 and 10 pound boxes. This job requires a sustained effort of repetitive tasks. The environment is friendly and sociable. The packing house will run 3 to 4 shifts per week. Additional shifts might be required during peak times. Both full and part time positions are available. Preference is given to candidates looking for full time work for 3 or 4 days per week. In the early … Continue reading FARM JOB: Blueberry Packing Line, Ruby Red Farms, North Saanich BC

January 28-29: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Farmer Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on January 23, 2017 4 Comments

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Join us for two days of workshops for small-scale, ecological farmers and farmers-to-be on Vancouver Island. Dive in to amazing networking opportunities and skills-sharing with experienced farmer facilitators who are ready to help you grow your farm business. We’ve got workshops on everything from farm business planning to holistic management and livestock to crop planning, land access, and more! Are you farm-curious, or thinking about becoming a farmer? JOIN US! Everyone is welcome! When: Saturday, January 28 – Sunday January 29, 2017 Where:  Camp Pringle, Coast Salish Territory Camp (Shawnigan Lake), 2520 West Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake B.C. V0R 2W3 Cost: Our updated price is … Continue reading January 28-29: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Farmer Mixer

JOB: Marketing Position, Islands Organic Producers Association – CLOSED

Posted by Moss Dance on July 01, 2016

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IOPA is no longer accepting applications for this position. Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA) has posted a new marketing position for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands region. About IOPA The Islands Organic Producers Association is a community of island farmers committed to organic agriculture. IOPA was founded in 1990 as a non-profit association and is a Society incorporated under the British Columbia Society Act as well as an organic Certifying Body accredited by the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC). IOPA’s central mandate is threefold: to assist in the development of certified organic farming in this bioregion; to administer a … Continue reading JOB: Marketing Position, Islands Organic Producers Association – CLOSED

July 6: Alderlea Farm Tour & Potluck, Duncan, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on July 01, 2016

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Join us for a farm tour & potluck at Alderlea Farm! Alderlea is a mixed Biodynamic farm with a CSA market garden and a farm-to-table cafe. Farmers John & Katy Elrich are inviting Young Agrarians of all ages (young at heart, young in age, etc.) to tour their amazing farm, followed by a potluck and Q&A session. When: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:00-9:00PM Where: Alderlea Farm – 3390 Glenora Rd, Duncan, BC (map) Check out the event on Facebook! About Alderlea Farm Alderlea Farm and Cafe is a owned and managed by Katy and John Ehrlich and began in 2003. Currently, they grow produce for their CSA, … Continue reading July 6: Alderlea Farm Tour & Potluck, Duncan, BC