FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC – Close to Home Organics, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 11, 2021

Close to Home Organics in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a Farm Worker for the 2021 season!

ABOUT Close to Home Organics

Close to Home Organics is a family-owned and operated organic mixed-vegetable farm, located in Abbotsford. We farm at Glen Valley Organic Farm as shareholders of the Glen Valley Organic Farm Cooperative. We sell our produce through Farmers Markets, a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, and through a local wholesale distributor.

Our farm is certified organic and we employ a number of practices to nurture soil health through to the health of pollinators and surrounding wildlife populations.

We aren’t into food fads and fetishes. We like good food, but we also care about who grew it and how they grew it. The root of the word “culture” comes from the Latin cultura meaning “to cultivate”. We think this is an important point to remember. The very notion of culture is literally rooted in the soil. Our traditions, customs and ways of life revolve around food — how we eat and how we grow the food and the communities in which that food is produced.

We’re not just farming in order to grow great food. We’re also farming to offer an alternative culture, to cultivate an alternative way of connecting with other people and an alternative way of respecting our natural environment.

DESIRED QUALITIES

Our Farm Worker is expected to work outside in all types of conditions. The work is physically demanding, but the snacking options are endless! The work is at times solo, and at other times in a team setting. Successful, happy farm workers are self-motivated, aware of their body’s need for water and stretching, driven to get the work done efficiently, and communicate well with others. The work is not glamorous, but the results are tangible…and delicious.

JOB TASKS

Field Tasks:

  • Hoeing, hand weeding, transplanting, harvesting
  • Bed preparation, irrigation maintenance
  • Pathway maintenance (using hand tools and/or walk-behind rototiller)

Packing Tasks:

  • Washing and packing vegetables for delivery and markets

Farm Tasks:

  • Grass maintenance
  • Blackberry maintenance

JOB DETAILS

Term: This position starts in late-March and is full time through to the end of October.
Hours per week: This is a full-time position (40 hours/week), with an option to live on-farm for the term of employment.
Wage: This position pays an hourly wage of $15.20/hour with a medical spending account and bonus access to produce ‘seconds’ and market returns. On-site living space is optional and there are 50 acres to explore during breaks in work.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume and cover letter to hello@closetohomeorganics.com

Deadline to apply: 28 February 2021

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT Close to Home Organics

Website: https://www.closetohomeorganics.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/closetohomeorganics
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/closetohomeorganics/

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