Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Farm Hand, Wind Whipped Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on April 06, 2018

Wind Whipped Farm

Looking for a part time farm job on southern Vancouver Island? Wind Whipped Farm in Metchosin is looking for a farm hand! ABOUT WIND WHIPPED FARM Wind Whipped Farm is based in Metchosin, BC. Wind Whipped Farm focuses on producing mixed vegetables and herbs (certified organic) known to be productive and profitable in small spaces, as well as mixed fruits including strawberries, apples, pears and plums. All vegetables are marketed through the Local Food Box Program. The Local Food Box is a multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that brings together Metchosin farmers to share a customer base and offer program … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Farm Hand, Wind Whipped Farm

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on February 02, 2018

Parry Bay Sheep Farm

Parry Bay Sheep Farm near Victoria, BC, is seeking a farm worker for the 2018 season, with the opportunity to progress to farm manager! ABOUT PARRY BAY SHEEP FARM We produce lambs, hay, some grain and meat birds. We operate on multiple properties of leased land in the Victoria area. We operate a slaughterhouse for lambs, do a meat box, go to a farmers market and have a farm store. We wholesale to butcher shops and restaurants. We partner in a lot of these operations with a farm that grows pigs. We are not an organic farm, but try to … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm

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

Glenora Farm - aerial shot

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

Lessons Learned: Dancing Dandelion Farms

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 18, 2017

Dancing Dandelion Precision Seeder and Dog

We’re checking back in with our B.C. Business Mentorship Network participants to see how their seasons have gone and how mentorship has benefitted them. Name, Farm, Location? Dancing Dandelion Farms, Duncan, BC What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? This was our very first year farming. Our main goal for the year was to learn to grow vegetables and flowers at a market scale. Our first goal was to set-up our farm infrastructure such as our wash station, harvest area, deer fencing, irrigation and to prepare our soil and beds to grow crops. Once … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Dancing Dandelion Farms

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