[FILLED] FARM JOBS: LANGFORD, BC – Vitality Farm, Farm Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 11, 2021

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Looking to advance your farming skills though a farm crew job on southern Vancouver Island? Vitality Farm in Langford, BC is hiring two farm crew members for the 2021 season!

About Vitality Farm

Vitality Farm is a mixed one acre certified organic veggie and strawberry farm run by
Diana and Doug Brubaker. We are focused on providing quality products serving our
community through our CSA programs, new online-store, local chefs and two regional
markets.

Vitality Farm is one of a number of farmers who are part of the Lohbrunner Community
Farm Cooperative (LCFC) stewards of this 13 acre farm with a unique situation to have
land for new farmers in the years to come. As a coop member we will have a role in
marketing the coop’s flowers and blueberries.

Diana and Doug value our role in supporting the growth of future farmers and hope to
help launch a few more in the next few years. Through hands on learning and mentoring
we will make ourselves available to help you meet your learning needs while working on
Vitality Farm. Our world needs more farmers! This year we are looking for a full time
(30-40 hrs/week) and a half time (20-30 hrs/week).

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Desired Qualities

Our two Farm Crew will first and foremost be passionate about working the land.
Farming is rewarding if you enjoy repetitive, labour intensive work outdoors in all kinds
of weather. We need you to have at least two years of vegetable farming experience to
assist with the growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, and selling of our products.
You will be working with the public at local markets and require a good knowledge of the
vegetables you are selling and always have a friendly helpful way about you. You will
have the ability to problem solve to be efficient, use lean practices, maintain your
endurance through pacing, and do tasks well and even better the next time. A drivers
license is necessary.

Job Tasks

You will be capable of all basic tasks engaging in soil prep, seeding, transplanting,
weed management, harvesting and processing.  You will be open to learning how to use
our small power tools, walk behind tractor, and other tasks at hand you may not be
familiar with.  Your work week will be attending markets on the weekends.  Farming is
physically demanding work.  We anticipate that you will be lifting and carrying up to 40
lbs on a frequent basis.

Job Details

FULL TIME FARM CREW:

Term: April 19 to October 15th, 2021. Potential for work into beginning of November.

Hours: Hours will be from 30- 40 hrs a week dependent on the seasonal demand. Days of work will be Tue – Saturday. Start times will vary according to season.

Wage: Wages offered are from $15.25 – $17.00 per hour depending on experience and
demonstrated performance. (Potential for $1-2 hr increase if we are successful with our
grant funding).

Employee paid benefits: EI, CPP, Work Safe BC, 4 % vacation pay. We will also
provide you with veggies and berries for your pleasure.

HALF TIME FARM CREW:

Term: May 21 to October 15th, 2021

Hours: Hours will be from 20-30 hrs a week dependent on the seasonal demand.  Days
of work will be Fri-Sun. Start times will vary depending on the season.

Wage: Wages offered are from $15.25 – $17.00 per hour depending on experience and
demonstrated performance. (Potential for $1-2 hr increase if successful grant funding
becomes available).

Employee paid benefits: EI, CPP, Work Safe BC, 4 % vacation pay. We will also
provide you with veggies and berries for your pleasure.

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To Apply

Please forward your resume with a cover letter that outlines all of the following: what
areas of farming are you passionate about and how have you demonstrated this in
previous jobs. Explain your farming experience and where you excel plus what areas
you feel you need support to further your growth. Please outline your farming long term
goals and how you see Vitality Farm fitting into those goals. Provide two references in
your resume.
Send application to Diana at dianabru@shaw.ca

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

Learn More About Vitality Farm

Website: vitalityfarm.ca, Lohbrunnercommunityfarm.org

Instagram @diana_dougbrubaker

Facebook: facebook.com/lohbrunnercommunityfarm

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