Burkholder’s Corn Farm in Chase, BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season!
About Burkholder’s Corn Farm
We are a direct to customer produce farm located in Chase, BC, along the shore of the South Thompson river. We grow 25 acres of produce with a focus on sweetcorn for fresh sale at local farmers markets and our roadside stand. Along with sweetcorn we also grow potatoes, squash, tomatoes, garlic, cabbage, leafy greens, beets and carrots.
We are excited to be stewards to 25 acres of very important land on the Shuswap flats. While not certified organic, we are proud to offer mechanically cultivated, spray-free corn and produce to our customers. We are also working towards developing regenerative production techniques using cover crops and animal grazing that will reduce the need for fertility inputs to our production and improve soil health.
We are looking for people who share a genuine interest in local food production, and who are interested in working with us to improve and diversify our operations over the coming seasons. While hands-on experience in food production is great, we value a wide range of skills you may bring to the table, and will do our best to help you put them to their best use. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is ready to learn and grow with us.
Depending on your skills and interests, your days may include a mix of:
- Hand harvesting produce
- Washing produce
- Cultivating/weeding produce
- Seeding produce crops or cover crops
- Managing the foraging chickens
- Set up of irrigation systems
- Direct to customer sales at roadside stand or farmers markets
- Delivery of produce to customers (drivers licence will be required)
- Processioning and storage of seed stock
- Food packing and processing
Term: This position is for the 2020 harvest season, which starts in late July and will continue until mid September. Opportunities to return in the spring of 2021 may exist.
Hours: Positions can be from 20-40 hours per week, with flexible set schedule to be be created at start of harvest season.
Please submit a short cover letter outlining relevant experience and interest in our farm to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply: Aug 1, 2020
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