Seed to Culture in Lillooet, BC is seeking two full-time Farm Workers!
ABOUT Seed to Culture
Seed to Culture is a small scale vegetable farm and fermented food processor. We grow mixed vegetables and fruit using organic practices on over 3 acres of productive land in Lillooet, BC. Our business, as farmers and fermenters, has been in operation for over 4 years but we have been market farmers for over 10 years. We sell our vegetables at Farmers Markets and use our vegetables at our small food production facility to make sauerkraut and other fermented products. We also have a small retail location where we sell our vegetables, fermented products, and other Lillooet grown or made products.
Our goal is to create an ecologically, environmentally, and physiologically regenerative business that provides the community with a source of locally produced healthy, delicious product. To create a financially viable preserved food business based around the production of value added healthy fermented products. We value holistic approaches to farming, food production, and consumption. We value practices that are regenerative to the environment and our bodies. Our farm is certified organic and we farm on 3 different properties.
We are looking for a motivated, upbeat, adaptable person to join our team! Must be willing to work outdoors on hot days, lift up to 40lbs, and be keen to learn how to farm and ferment! This is hard work and you must have a positive attitude.
You will be involved in all stages of our business, which involves:
- Farm tasks – seeding, planting seedlings, weeding (lots of weeds!), harvesting vegetables and fruit, and washing and preparing produce for markets. Cleaning storage crops, and preparing fields for winter.
- Kitchen tasks – washing and chopping vegetables, and packaging fermented foods
- Customer Service tasks – selling products at Farmers Market
You will gain a diversity of skills and gain an appreciation for the labour of love that farming is.
Term: We are looking for 2 full time employees to start May 2 and end Oct 15 with the option to extend until December.
Hours per week: We work 8 hours a day from 6am-2pm on Tuesday to Saturday. Days off are Sunday and Monday.
Wage: We pay $15.50/hour and you will also receive a weekly box of seasonal veggies and fermented foods. We provide on-farm accommodation for our full-time employees at a cost of $250/month. We have a camping trailer for each employee and shared outdoor hot shower, toilet, and kitchen.
Please submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining what you love about farming, or what you would like to learn, and your least favourite farm task and why, to email@example.com.
Deadline to apply: Apply by Feb 28th
When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org
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