FARM JOB: Delta, BC – Salt & Harrow Farm, Farm Crew/Apprentice

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 07, 2022

Salt & Harrow Farm in Delta, BC is seeking a Farm Crew/Apprentice!

ABOUT Salt & Harrow Farm

Salt & Harrow Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm opening a new location in Tsawwassen, BC. 16 acres are devoted to vegetable production, with over 50 varieties of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and herbs. We sell our produce at six farmers markets, to restaurants, our Salt & Harrow Storehouse, and through a full-choice membership program.

DESIRED QUALITIES

While some exposure to commercial agriculture is preferred, it is not required as long as one has a good attitude and work ethic.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • A serious interest in farming as a lifestyle and/or livelihood
  • Physical ability to carry out farm tasks (repetitive tasks, lifting 50 lbs. repeatedly during the day, crouching and bending for long periods)
  • Lots of energy and is highly motivated
  • A mind for efficiency
  • Attention to detail and ability to understand and execute quality standards
  • Open and positive communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • A friendly personality and willingness to spend time with customers, chefs, and CSA members
  • Class 5 Drivers License
  • Ability to work outside for long periods of time in all weather conditions
  • Be punctual; be prepared to work at the designated time, with the necessary tools, and proper clothing. Closed toed shoes are required at all times on the farm.
  • Sense of humour!

JOB TASKS

Our apprentices will be expected to develop a wide variety of skills: greenhouse seedling production, field planting, weeding and harvesting, produce deliveries, as well as building and repairing infrastructure. Be prepared for physically demanding work, rain or shine. We are committed to sharing our knowledge and promoting advancement for our employees. We work hard and want to share the rewards of this profession with aspiring farmers.

Responsibilities

  • Potting mix preparation and propagation seeding
  • Field and greenhouse planting
  • Trellising and staking of crops
  • Cultivation and weed control
  • Organic pest control application and moving of row covers
  • Harvesting and crop handling
  • Post harvest washing, packing, and basic harvest record keeping
  • Farmers market customer service and cash register operation
  • Rotating farm chores (harvesting, propagation watering, mowing and farm maintenance)

JOB DETAILS

Term: Position Starts April 15, 2022 – May 1st, 2022

Hours per week: The full-time position will be a minimum of 40 hrs/week, up to 60 hrs/week, with availability for weekend markets.

Wage: Starting wage is $15.20/hr. with 4% vacation pay and discount on farm vegetables.

TO APPLY

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to info@saltandharrow.com

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2022

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Salt & Harrow Farm

Website: saltandharrow.com
Facebook: facebook.com/saltandharrow
Instagram: @saltandharrow

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