FARM JOB: Oyama, BC – 4 Elements Farm, Field and Orchard Hand

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on March 14, 2023

4 Elements Farm in Oyama, BC is seeking a Field and Orchard Hand!

ABOUT 4 Elements Farm

4 Elements Farm is a 15 acre certified organic farm located in Oyama, BC. Situated within walking distance to two lakes, and backing onto a wetland, our climate is favorable to all types of crops. Currently producing a variety of vegetables for local farmers markets and a small CSA. We use a variety of tools, both tractor and hand. These include undercutters, mowers, tine weeders, rototillers, flame weeders, whippers, double wheel hoes, and loop hoes. The farm has approximately 3 acres of annual cultivation and ¼ acre asparagus and 1.5 acres newly planted fruit/nut orchard.

4 Elements Farm has been in production for 15 years. As a certified organic farm, we strive to create balance between our farming practices, and the surrounding environment. Leaving large buffer zones and places for wildlife to inhabit. We practice minimal tillage using a vertical tillage power harrow to incorporate crops, use netting and vegetative barriers to prevent insect damage, cover crops and chicken tractors for pest control and fertilization. We are always working toward an optimal efficiency, utilizing our time and physical efforts in the most economical, and environmentally sensitive ways.


Ideal candidates must be hard working, focused, dedicated, enjoy being outside, and putting their hands in the earth. Must be physically fit, able to sit, stand, kneel and squat. Lift about 25lbs. Ability to visualize patterns and have good number sense is an asset. Above all, must be keen to learn, and have a positive attitude. Related outdoor job experience is an asset, but not required.


Job activities include a variety of tasks including;

  • Transplanting, mechanical weeding, operation of hand held power tools
  • Hand weeding, harvesting, picking, pruning and washing and processing.
  • Orchard work includes pruning, weeding, budding and picking.

Work is variable depending on the season, and there is an opportunity to work in many aspects of the farm. We run a small scale operation and both owners work hands on in the field. Working alongside employees we share knowledge of pest management and nutrient management strategies utilized throughout the season. Tasks are sometimes performed alone, but most often we work in groups or pairs.


Term: Position runs May through October.

Hours per week: 30-40 hrs /week. Full or part time position available Flexible start times and hours.

Wage: $17-20 /hr depending on experience. Includes access to organic veggies and piles of knowledge around organic farming. Abundant access to seconds and surplus vegetables.

Accommodation: Seasonal on site RV available for a small rental fee. or space to park your own RV or camper. Year round full time house coming available July 2023. Opportunity to lease a secondary 3 bedroom 2 bath house on property. House includes shared access to a barn, pastures and its own garden space. Future opportunities to operate a parallel business on site.


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