FARM JOBS: Salt Spring Island, BC – Bullock Lake Farm, Field Worker & Flower Harvester/Arranger

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 21, 2022

Bullock Lake Farm in Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking a Field Worker and a Flower Harvester/Arranger!

ABOUT Bullock Lake Farm

We grow 2.5 acres of vegetables, flowers, berries and herbs on our 24-acre farm on Salt Spring Island, BC. The remaining acreage is split between forest, historic orchard, marshland, and rolling pastures.

Our CSA is the heart of our farm, and most of the produce we grow goes to our member families. We also devote a huge amount of space to flowers, with over 100 varieties of flowers and foliage that we use in our mixed bouquets and arrangements.

We feel very lucky to call one of Salt Spring’s oldest and most beautiful farms home, and we love to share the farm through our CSA programs, workshops, and events.

We are not certified organic but use organic inputs and practices.

DESIRED QUALITIES

We prefer candidates with previous farming experience. All candidates must have a good work ethic, be comfortable with physical labour, and be happy working in the rain! Our farm is fast paced and ever changing; the ability to adapt, work independently as well as part of a team will help you succeed in this role. And a good sense of humour is always a bonus.

This is a grant funded position so the applicant must also meet the following requirements:

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 at start of employment
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person with refugee status

We value a workplace where individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. We are constantly working towards fostering a team that allows each person’s talents and strengths to flourish.

JOB TASKS

The Field Workers will work with the farm team (field workers, field manager, and farm owners) on general farm tasks such as transplanting, weeding, crop maintenance, harvesting, and processing.

The Flower Harvesters will work with the flower team (flower harvesters and farm owners) on flower harvest. Other tasks may include pruning, staking, and general flower crop maintenance. There is the potential that Flower Harvesters will help with processing and arranging as well.

JOB DETAILS

Term:

Field Worker: May-October
Flower Harvester: June-September

Hours per week:

Field Worker:
Full-Time: Monday-Friday, 8 hours a day.
Part-Time: Flexible, must be available Monday and Thursdays

Flower Harvester:
Mondays and Thursdays with the potentially for more hours

Wage: Depending on experience $16-$18/hr

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to neen@bullocklakefarm.com

Deadline to apply: April 8th, 2022

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Bullock Lake Farm

Website: bullocklakefarm.com

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