FARM JOB: Victoria, BC – The Plot Market Garden, Market Garden Manager & Farm Hands

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 12, 2023

The Plot Market Garden in Victoria, BC is seeking a Market Garden Manager & Farm Hands!

ABOUT The Plot Market Garden

The Plot Market Garden is a small (1 acre) vegetable operation in Saanich just twenty minutes from Victoria that produces mainly greens, microgreens, and root crops as well as tomatoes and other greenhouse crops. The farm is on a larger 5 acre residential property adjacent to a small forest and wetlands.

We are a regenerative farm that uses innovative tools for market gardening such as the tilther, paperpot, jang seeder, quick cut greens harvester, precision hoes, and the BCS. Sales channels include direct to consumer through a delivery CSA program, to restaurants, and in grocery stores.

As a small scale regenerative farm, soil health and biodiversity are important aspects of our work, so we implement no/low till practices, are spray-free, and farm biointensively to maximize our small acreage.

DESIRED QUALITIES

We are looking to fill 2-3 part-full time positions with people who are hard working, positive, and ideally have experience in a similar setting. One position will be for a farm manager who will be given more responsibility on the farm. We also require a delivery driver one day a week which can be shared amongst us or taken on by one employee.

JOB TASKS

The farm manager will have more responsibility, in particular when it comes to direct seeding using the jang, using the BCS occasionally for bed preparation, managing seedlings, using the tilther, paperpot, and harvesting using the quick-cut.

As well as the farm hands, they will also be expected to move compost and fork beds for bed preparation, pruning, weeding, harvesting, and processing (wash, dry, pack). Note from May – August, approximately two full days are spent harvesting, washing, drying, and packing in our processing area.

JOB DETAILS

Available positions: 2-3 part-full time positions

Term: The farm manager will be full time (Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm) from April – October. The part time positions/farm hands will be three days a week, 8am – 3pm. Note that some days may finish later and some earlier.

Hours per week: 35 hours per week for the farm manager, 15-25 hours per week for the two farm hands.

Wage: Based on experience, 2 positions will be $16-$18/hr and 1 position (farm manager) will be $18-$20/hr.

We also provide lunch and a paid break as well as vegetables.

TO APPLY

Please email us at theplotmarketgarden@gmail.com tell us why you think you’d be suitable for the position, which position you’re interested in (farm manager or farm hand, full time or part time), and any relevant experience you may have.

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT The Plot Market Garden

Website: https://theplotmarketgarden.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theplotmarketgarden
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theplotmarketgarden/

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