FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – Edible Acres Farm, Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 04, 2020 2 Comments

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Winderberry and Edible Acres Farm in Windermere, BC are looking for a strong, fit and self motivated person to join their team for the 2020 season and beyond.

About WINDERBERRY and EDIBLE ACRES FARM

We are nestled in the Columbia Valley and Rocky Mountains. The area is a mecca for outdoor activities all seasons of the year. The applicant will be working with both Winderberry (garden centre), certified organic Edible Acres Farm and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), as well as our Edible Acres Cafe all located on the same property. We farm about 5 acres of certified organic vegetables, grow flowers in 30,000 square ft of Greenhouse space and have an active retail and cafe space where all the Greenhouse sales take place. There is an irrigation creek that runs through our property and drains into Lake Windermere, which is a 10 minute walk from our farm property.

Our vegetable farm is certified organic and we pride ourselves in being the only certified organic vegetable grower in the Columbia Valley. Our greenhouse and flower production is not certified organic, but the only non allowable substance we use on the flowers is chemical fertilizer. We do not use any herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. In fact we use IPM (integrated pest management) within all our greenhouses.

We are a busy farm, a family run business with lots of passion for what we do ~ we work our butts off and have fun doing it!!!

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Job Tasks

As our business grows we are seeking a manager for the farm portion of our business. This would involve helping to plan field crops, managing crop production, field harvest and staff members.

Desired Qualities

This person must have leadership skills, be a positive team player, well organized, comfortable with giving directions and teaching others about farming. Other important attributes are good communicator, comfortable with handling money and selling at Farmer’s Markets and of course, has experience in market gardening.

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Job Details

Term: The job begins April and runs until October. It is seasonal work and if ‘we’ are a good team you would ideally return in the March of 2021.

Hours per week: 40 (full-time)

To Apply

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact us at lin@winderberry.ca
Possible on-site accommodation available.

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

Learn More About WINDERBERRY and EDIBLE ACRES FARM

Websitewww.winderberry.ca

Facebook:  Winderberry  & Edibles Farm Cafe Catering

Instagram@winderberry & @edibleacresfarm

View more farm jobs and apprenticeships here. 

2 thoughts on “FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – Edible Acres Farm, Farm Manager

  1. Hi there

    I have a question: for all the jobs that are not mentioned “filled” does it mean that they have not been filled yet or it is beacause the administrotors of this platform does not know about some jobs,as they have not got the update?

    For example, I am wondering: is this job “FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – EDIBLE ACRES FARM, FARM MANAGER” still available? are they still recruiting?

    Thank you in advance

    FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – EDIBLE ACRES FARM, FARM MANAGER

    1. Hi Yasmina,

      Thanks for your question. It is the latter- sometimes farms let us know if the position has been filled, but oftentimes they don’t. Contacting the farm is the best way to find out.

      Good luck with your search!

      Cheers,
      Michi

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