FARM JOB: Cawston, BC – Snowy Mountain Farm, Orchard Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 11, 2021

Snowy Mountain Farm in Cawston, BC is seeking a Orchard Farm Hand for the 2021 season!

ABOUT Snowy Mountain Farm

Snowy Mountain Farm is a 25 acre organic farm located 10 minutes south of Cawston, BC. The setting is picturesque and quiet, sitting at the foot of Snowy Mountain and within walking distance of the Similkameen River, great for cooling down on hot summer days. We have 12 acres of orchard, growing a diverse collection of new and heritage varieties of apples, quince, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, and nectarines and plan on planting an additional small vineyard this year.

Most of the work on the farm is done by hand, though we do use a tractor and some tractor implements when necessary.

We sell our fruit mainly at Vancouver farmer’s markets in collaboration with Farm Circle Organics, as well as a CSA program.

The farm is certified organic and has been grown organically for 35 years. We believe in land stewardship, diversity, promoting soil health, and building a balanced ecosystem, in order to grow delicious and nutritious food. We strive to care for our environment, as well as create a respectful, inclusive and joyful workplace.

DESIRED QUALITIES

  • Must have experience pruning, thinning and picking a variety of orchard fruit
  • Works well with others or solo
  • Good work ethic
  • Self motivated
  • Efficient
  • Enthusiastic
  • Physically fit
  • Capable of working up and down a ladder
  • Cares about quality and a job well done
  • Keen interest in permaculture

JOB TASKS

  • Pruning
  • Blossom thinning
  • Fruit Thinning
  • Picking
  • Mulch spreading
  • Weeding/Weed whacking
  • Sorting
  • Lifting heavy boxes
  • Packing and loading truck for market

JOB DETAILS

Term: March 8, 2021 to October 31, 2021 with potential for permanent work in the future
Hours per week: 40 hours/week
Wage: $18/hr and potential for growth on the farm
– Access to farm fruit for personal use, as well as space to grow your own garden
– On farm accommodation is available

TO APPLY

Please submit a resumé with a brief cover letter and at least 2 references to snowymountainfarm@gmail.com

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2021

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Snowy Mountain Farm

Instagram: @snowy_mountain_farm

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