FARM JOB: Victoria, BC – Saanich Organics, Farmhand/Seed Production Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 26, 2022

Saanich Organics in Victoria, BC is seeking a Farmhand/Seed Production Assistant!

ABOUT Saanich Organics

This position is located at Northbrook Farm in the Mt Newton Valley near Victoria and is part of an exciting project within Saanich Organics. As seed production assistant, you will be involved in all aspects of growing, rogueing, harvesting, cleaning, germination testing, 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! Saanich Organics has a 250 member CSA, wholesales to restaurants, supplies 3 farmers markets and 2 busy farm stands.

We are long time certified organic growers and have mentored many new farmers in our community.


Our team at Saanich Organics is a hard-working, communicative, fun loving, inclusive, and community oriented group and we welcome more of the same:) We are seeking an energetic, hard working, fit, and reliable person who is a fast learner and is enthusiastic about sustainable agriculture! Must be a good listener and ready to work in all kinds of weather, alone as well as with others.


Tasks include seeding, weeding, wheelbarrowing and bed prep, rototilling, weedwacking, lots of harvesting strawberries, harvesting salad greens, irrigating, harvesting seed crops in the Fall and cleaning seed with machines especially built for the purpose:)


Term: May 15 till October 31. Possibility for a few more hours in November.

Hours per week: 24 hours a week but there will be up to 40 hours a week available in the first month if desired

Wage: $17/hr and access to staff food bins (produce from all our farms)


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! Email to

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