Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out The Quarry Farm on Salt Spring Island!
About The Quarry Farm
The farm is 35 acres of varied topography (forest; valleys; ponds; wetland) with approx. 2 acres cleared and cultivated (vineyard; orchard; 30X100 greenhouse; irrigated gardens). We have a 25 hp JD tractor; a Honda rototiller; a pick-up truck; a 70 excavator; a small dump truck. We are planning a 25 share CSA program for 2019 in our neighbourhood. In the past we sold produce to restaurants in town and the farm stand.
We grow organically and plan to apply for organic certification in 2019 with IOPA. We eat organic and value community; self-reliance/resiliency; good communication; our natural surroundings.
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The ideal candidate:
has a passion for growing vegetables
is fit and keen to work physically
has good communication skills.
Contract duration: March 1-Oct. 31; 2019
Weekly hours: 3 days/week 6 hrs/day
The apprentice will be expected to perform all tasks around the CSA program with support for the two growers who have already committed for the season.
We plan for one of the two main growers to always work alongside the apprentice until the apprentice is comfortable/wanting to work independently. We will have daily check-ins at the beginning and end of the day. Both main growers have experience working well with a crew.
Apprentices will share a two bedroom apartment located above the packing area. This is a new construction and is approx. 800 sq.ft. It is located approx. 300 ft. from the main house. Laundry and internet are available at the main house. A few community members live and share the common areas at the house and apprentices are welcome to share the common space as well. We have some house rules about laundry; kitchen use and noise but they are pretty common sense in my opinion
We can offer a share of veggies and some staple organic food that we buy in bulk for the farm or if the apprentices prefer we can offer the cash equivalent.
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Those interested are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.