FARM JOB: North Saanich, BC – 10 Acres, Seasonal farm hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 13, 2021

10 Acres in North Saanich, British Columbia is seeking a Seasonal farm hand!

ABOUT 10 Acres

Here at 10 Acres Farm we are inspired to grow a range of different organic foods – some familiar, some new, always unique and nutritious. Our vegetables are mainly grown from heirloom seeds and are selected for their outstanding flavours and nutrient value, their suitability to our West Coast climate, and visual appeal.
We are the farm in farm to table. Our farm supports 3 restaurants and a café, supplying roughly 10% of the produce needs for these outlets. We organically grow sunchokes, onions, celeriac, summer squash, winter squash, melons, cut flowers, tomatoes, peppers, parsnips, garlic, kale, chard, beets, tomatillos, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, apples, pears, lemons, figs, loganberries, marionberries, and grapes. We raise pigs, and turkeys, and will have ducks and chickens by the end of the summer. To say we do a lot is to understate our mission. In addition to trying our hands at a great many things, we abide by a strong top-down ethos to only do what we know we can do well. It sounds crazy, we know. Do a lot and be the best at it.
The future holds even loftier aspirations for 10 Acres. This summer we will break ground on an open-air market here on the farm. By 2022, we will be making cider here, and looking towards producing our own spirits. It’s an exciting time of change and growth here at 10 Acres, and we need someone great to round out our team.

Although not certified we do farm organically.

DESIRED QUALITIES

You have a positive, upbeat personality; an energetic, focused approach to the workplace; and stellar interpersonal skills – you are friendly, gracious and helpful. You take verbal, written and practical instructions easily, first mastering a task and then maximizing efficiency. You are a team player, balanced with the ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner. You enjoy physical, meditative work. You have worked a minimum of one year on a farm.

JOB TASKS

As a seasonal farm hand, there is almost nothing that you won’t be asked to do. As we near mid-end of summer, weeding, harvest and packing will be a big part of this job. Additionally, some construction (and destruction), installations and painting are expected this season too.
We intend to create an open, fun and healthy work environment. We want to attract like-minded people who share our passion for sustainable agriculture. There is an incredible amount of heavy work here at 10 Acre, so you must be able to lift 50 lbs over and over and over again.

JOB DETAILS

Term: Starting immediately, and working full time for the next 3 months.

Hours per week: 40

Wage: $2500 monthly + Accommodations

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to farm@10acres.ca

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT 10 Acres

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