FARM JOBS: Aldergrove, BC – Friesen Farm, Organic Farm Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 28, 2022 2 Comments

Friesen Farm in Aldergrove, B.C. is seeking three Organic Farm Hands!

ABOUT Friesen Farm

We are a family owned and operated small organic farm in Aldergrove who have been farming since 1985. Our season begins as early as mid March seeding and transplanting veggie starts for the farm. We also sell the starts until the end of May by which time the field work is in full swing. We grow an assortment of salad greens and vegetable varieties which we market cooperatively with Glorious Organics Coop at farmers markets and restaurants. July – September are super busy months. We slow to part time late October and into November and continue as long as the weather allows. The work is physically demanding and outdoors rain or shine. While taking the job seriously, we try to make it fun and as interesting as possible.

We strive to grow good healthy food while respecting our soil. Our farm has been certified organic since 1990.

DESIRED QUALITIES

Positions available for 3 crew members who are:

  • reliable, have a positive attitude and consideration for efficiency.
  • physically able and willing to work outside in all kinds of weather.
  • motivated, willing to learn and have enthusiasm to get the work done.
  • able to work alone unsupervised or together with other crew members.
  • considerate of and respectful to all persons on the farm team.
  • legal to work in Canada.

JOB TASKS

  • starting seedlings, potting up and filling plant orders
  • transplanting seedlings into hoop houses and outdoor fields
  • weeding everywhere
  • harvesting crops
  • packing
  • may include opportunity to work at Saturday farmer’s market booth

JOB DETAILS

Term: Start date mid March and beyond, yearly work completes at the end of October until mid to late November depending on the weather

Hours per week: This job is for Monday – Friday and can require long hours 40-50 per week for full time and as many as 60 during peak season. Part time is available as well and we will try to accommodate individual’s available time commitments. We may also consider hiring extra help for the summer months if applicants are only available for those months. The start time for the day is dependent on the weather but usually as early as light allows. During the hot months we like to start as early as 5 A.M. in order to maximize on the more comfortable temperatures for both the crew and the plants.

Wage: Wages vary from $15.20 to $16.00 per hour and are dependent on ability, attitude and commitment to the job and the full season. 4% holiday pay is added on to each pay period and we pay up to 5 sick days per year if needed. Extra veggies are distributed among employees.

For those who display a keen interest and a proven track record, there is opportunity for advancement and continued long term employment.

TO APPLY

Interested applicants should email their resume with references to Ann @ afarm1@telus.net. Please include a note as to your interests and whether you are applying for a full or part time position.

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Friesen Farm

Instagram: @aafriesenfarm

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2 thoughts on “FARM JOBS: Aldergrove, BC – Friesen Farm, Organic Farm Hands

  1. This is the most wonderful place to work – Ann is a wealth of knowledge and experience. Working side by side with her and tight knit crew will teach you technical skill, hustle and how to be a community member and leader. Highly recommend this opportunity.

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