FARM JOB: Grindrod, B.C. – Mara Valley Produce, Organic Farm Assistant

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on May 17, 2023

Mara Valley Produce in Grindrod, B.C. is seeking an Organic Farm Assistant!

ABOUT Mara Valley Produce

We farm a variety of vegetables on 20 acres, including field and greenhouse crops. Our primary customers are bulk/wholesale distributors, which we provide with produce year round. The farm is located on a beautiful quiet stretch of the Shuswap River. We have a small but enthusiastic team โ€“ and we all enjoy what we do!

Our farm is Certified Organic since 2017. We are passionate about land stewardship.

DESIRED QUALITIES

This position best fits someone in good physical shape willing to work outdoors in all conditions. A farming background is an asset, but a keen interest in organic farming practices and strong work ethic is the most important

JOB TASKS

  • Seeding and nursery crop care in greenhouses,
  • Weeding using hand tools, utilizing some equipment to
    minimize strain (such as lay-down weeding cart. ride-on transplanter, wheel hoe),
  • Organization of work areas, tools, materials, and equipment
  • Hand and mechanical harvesting
  • Maintaining sowing, harvest, records โ€“ washing, packing, sorting a large variety of produce, occasional deliveries to customers
  • Tasks are variable throughout the season.

JOB DETAILS

Term: May (immediate hire) to late fall, with potential for year-round work.

Hours per week: You can count on 40 hours per week, however, we do have flexibility to accommodate schedules. We are open to offering a part-time position as well.

Wage: $19.00 to $21.00 per hour, dependent on experience

TO APPLY

Please provide a resume stating your experience, a cover letter is not required. Send toย  maravalleyproduce@gmail.com

Deadline to apply: June 1st, 2023

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Mara Valley Produce

Website: http://www.maravalleyproduce.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maravalleyproduce

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