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Ice Cap Organics in Pemberton, BC is hiring for a Field Crew Position for the 2019 season!
About Ice Cap Organics
We grow over 50 vegetable varieties in the field and in a few greenhouses, and have added strawberries, fresh cut flowers and 100 laying hens to the operation on 5 acres. We use a rainflo implement attached to our John Deere 5055E for making raised beds with landscape fabric for transplants and for direct seeded crops we cultivate with an Allis Chalmers belly mounted cultivator and hand tools. We sell our vegetables at two busy Vancouver markets (West End on Saturdays, and Kitsilano on Sundays) and through a local Harvest Box Program throughout the Sea to Sky.
We started Ice Cap Organics in 2009 and right away it became a full time endeavour for both of us. We have been certified organic and family owned and operated from the start. We believe in growing in harmony with the ecosystem and being a positive part of our community. Working on the farm we generally have ourselves, Delaney and Alisha, and three employees. We also have two children ages 6 and 8, a Maremma Dog named Coco, and two cats Pepper and Kita.
- Hard working and able to keep a fast pace
- Able to work with others
- Able to be independent and self motivated enough to be productive on your own
- Able to lift 50 pounds
- Able to work on hands and knees most of the day
- Love working outdoors rain, shine, bugs, mud…
- Feel passionately about growing organic vegetables
- Have some previous farm and/or other labour work experience
Early spring jobs include planting seedling in the propagation house, transplanting seedling in the field, preparing beds, setting up irrigation, row covering crops, weeding…
Late Spring and Summer harvesting, trellising and maintaining cukes and tomatoes in greenhouse, washing and processing the veggies, weeding…
End of summer and Fall jobs include harvesting, washing and processing veggies, cover cropping, farm clean up…
There are also lots of odd end jobs throughout the season such as feeding laying hens and washing eggs, greenhouse moving, irrigation, BCA walk behind tractor operating, and much more.
Term: Positions starts mid April to beginning of May (depending on snow melt and wetness of the fields) and runs until end of October to Mid November, depending on when winter comes.
Hours: We offer 40+ hours per week. We work Monday through Friday until the end of May then we switch to Tuesday through Saturdays until the end of October/Beginning November.
Wage: Starting wage is $14 to $16/hr depending on farming experience.
Please email us a cover letter describing why you want to work with us on our farm and your work experience that would be applicable to the job. Please also include a resume with references. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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