FARM JOB: GIBSONS, BC – Persephone Brewing Co, Full-Time Farmer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 17, 2019

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Persephone Brewing Co. in Gibsons, BC is hiring a full-time farmer!

ABOUT PERSEPHONE BREWING CO.

Persephone Brewing Co. (known locally as “The Beer Farm”) owns and operates an 11-acre property with a brewery, a tasting room, lawns to hang out in, 1 acre market garden, 2 greenhouses, a garlic and raspberry patch, 6 acres going into cover crop this fall (was hops), and 217 apple trees. We sell through our CSA (Summer and Fall), local Farmers’ Markets (including one on site every Sunday), to local restaurants, and through our tasting room.

For machines we have: a tractor, a hand tractor (BCS), a mower, a tiller, full irrigation, and a variety of other farm tools.

We are not certified organic yet, but we are working toward regenerative agriculture. The farm is an integral aspect of our company, along with the brewery and tasting room.  We strive to be inclusive of differently abled people and to build community.

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Desired Qualities

A passion for agriculture, willing to work hard. Self-starter, independent, experienced, able to select and direct part-time or temporary help.  Ideas for generating additional revenue a plus, but most important is the ability to plan the garden harvests and execute the plan.

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Job Tasks

Planning the garden to accommodate CSA shares and extra income from other sales (mentioned above), starting the plants, ordering all supplies, transplanting, tending, harvesting.  Planting and mowing the other fields, making sure the orchards are taken care of. Also a bonus: creating value-added products at the end of the season, strategizing long-term farm vision with leadership team.

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Job Details

Term: Our current farmer is committing to us through year-end, but we would begin someone else ASAP. It is a permanent position.

Weekly Hours: Whatever is required, approximating 40 as much as possible.

Wage: Minimum wage. More negotiable dependent upon experience.

If desired, a location on the property for you to occupy for the purposes of seasonal accommodation (e.g. tent, trailer, etc.), and access to, and use of, kitchen/bathroom facilities on the property while said seasonal accommodation is occupied.

You will be accrue vacation pay at a rate of 4% (equivalent to 10 paid days off per year based on 40 hours per week).

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To Apply

A resume and cover letter, or a letter which expresses both their interest, qualifications, and experience.  Reference are a plus. Email to  jenn@thebeerfarm.ca 

Learn More About Persephone Brewing Co. 

Website: persephonebrewing.com

Facebookfacebook.com/PersephoneBrewing

Instagram: @persephonebrewing

View other farm jobs and apprenticeships here. 

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