FARM JOBS: Victoria, BC – Saanich Organics, farmhand & part time delivery driver and salad packer

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on April 10, 2023

Saanich Organics in Victoria, BC is seeking a farmhand &  a part-time delivery driver and salad packer. These jobs could be combined!

ABOUT Saanich Organics

Saanich Organics has been moving veggies from our farms to Victoria tables since 2002. We are a group of three farms that work together to streamline the marketing part of our operations. We have a 200-member CSA, wholesale to restaurants, and supply four farmer’s markets and 2 busy farm stands.

The position is located at Northbrook Farm in the Mt Newton Valley and is part of an exciting project within Saanich Organics. As a seed production assistant, you will be involved in all aspects of growing, roguing, harvesting, cleaning, and packing our open-pollinated seed for our seed business, Seeds of the Revolution!

There are also fresh crops to plant, tend, and harvest, namely salad greens and strawberries. Our methods include lots of bed prep wheelbarrowing compost and manure, rototilling, hoeing, troubleshooting, working with drip irrigation, cover cropping for winter, and generally aiming to improve soil health along the way!

Our farms are certified organic and we strive to provide great working conditions with open communication and as good a wage as possible.


  • Committed, hard worker who is passionate about sustainable agriculture
  • Physically able to lift heavy weights and crouch for long periods
  • Ability to upscale efficiency in tasks
  • Ability to work alone or with a small group
  • Communicative, punctual
  • Willingness to learn
  • Willingness to use machinery (tiller, weedeater)
  • Attention to detail without getting bogged down in the details
  • An interest or experience in seed production is a bonus!


  • seeding
  • bed prep including wheelbarrowing compost/manure
  • rototilling
  • irrigation
  • harvesting strawberries, salad greens, and various other crops
  • weeding/hoeing
  • weed whacking
  • caring for seed crops; seeding, planting out, identifying best qualities, spacing, harvesting, cleaning seed


Term: April 15-30 until the end of October with possible hours in November, then layoff until Spring.

Hours per week: 32 hrs/wk with an option for more in other areas of the business

Wage: $17-18/hr depending on experience plus vacation pay, Worksafe coverage, and full access to farm veggies


We can only consider applicants from Canadian residents or with a valid work visa. Please send us a cover letter and resume and let us know what interests you about this position and what you can bring to it!

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