FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC – Earth Apple Organic Farm, Farmhand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 09, 2021

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Earth Apple Organic Farm in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a Farmhand for the 2021 season!

ABOUT Earth Apple Organic Farm

We are a certified organic, small-scale mixed veggie (with some fruit) farm with 300 laying hens and about 6 acres of land in cultivation, farming since 2011. By taking good care of our soil, we produce quality produce which we sell direct to our community via farmers markets, CSA program and a handful of restaurant clients. We also specialize in garlic (culinary and seed) #NewMountainGarlic.
We live and farm at Glen Valley Organic Farm- a beautiful 50 acre property in the North-West part of Abbotsford with winter streams that feed into the adjacent Fraser River, cedar forest and open pasture home to many birds and local wildlife. We acknowledge the traditional ancestral unceded shared territory of the Sumas First Nation and Mastqui First Nation. These two First Nations are part of the StฯŒ:lล Nation. The StฯŒ:lล people have lived in the Fraser Valley for 10,000 years. It is for this reason that we acknowledge the traditional territory in which we reside and grow food.
Learn more about our farm on our website: www.earthapplefarm.com

We farm hard during the day so that we may have time to play in our time off and during the winter. Using crop rotation, integrating our laying hens in field rotations, soil testing and farming using certified organic standards we take good care of the land we work and live on and ensure high quality produce that we sell direct to our local communities via farmers markets, CSA Harvest Box program and a handful of amazing local restaurants.

DESIRED QUALITIES

We are looking for someone who is hard-working, ideally has farm and/or outdoor field experience, has a fun and positive personality, cares about the details and ensuring quality work and product.
High endurance- we work through all weather conditions! From sideways rain, hot and cold, and even flooding and wildfires. We prepare ourselves best we can for the outdoor conditions and get the job done!

JOB TASKS

Tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Seeding
  • Bed prep
  • Field clean-up
  • Mulch laying
  • Transplanting
  • Weeding (weed whacking, hand-weeding, hoeing, flame-weeding etc)
  • Harvesting- lots of it!
  • Heavy lifting and repetitive work
  • Cleaning, sorting, inventorying produce and eggs
  • Cleaning tools, barns, harvest bins, storage bins, wash station and work spaces etc
  • Loading and unloading fridge, trucks and possible work at the farmers market
  • Keeping an upbeat attitude, working with a dynamic crew and flexibility

JOB DETAILS

Term: March/April to end-October 2021
Hours per week: We are hiring for a few different positions (check out our employment page on our website to see them all), but for field crew we are looking for full-time workers. We would consider part-time as well, but our accommodations are reserved for those that are able to commit full-time.
Wage: Hourly wage is $15.20 or more commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter explaining why you would like to join our crew, what you are looking for out of the experience and what you have to offer, along with a resume outlining any educational or work related experience to earthapplefarm@gmail.com

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Earth Apple Organic Farm

Website: https://earthapplefarm.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earthappleorganicfarm/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earthappleorganicfarm/

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