FARM JOBS: Duncan, BC – Green Fire Farm, Peak Season Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 26, 2021

Green Fire Farm in Duncan, British Columbia is seeking Peak Season Field Crew Members!

ABOUT Green Fire Farm

Green Fire Farm is a diverse, 40-acre family farm producing certified organic vegetables, flowers, fruits, hay, and raising livestock on pasture rotations. We are located in the Cowichan Valley, not far from the trans-Canada trail, some excellent swimming holes, and the active, yet still easy to get around, downtown of Duncan. For our production scale, we rely on a mixed set of tractors and implements, as well as hand tools well designed for the task. We sell at farmers markets, through a community-supported-agriculture program, and to wholesale buyers throughout Vancouver Island.

We value the opportunity to be a meaningful contributor to our regional food system, and keep a close eye on quality and diversity in what we grow, sell, and share with our Vancouver Island neighbours, and neighbouring farmers.
Our production practices are informed by more than 25 years of experience with commercial, certified organic farming, with agroecological research collaboration and teaching connections to UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, multiple farmer-to-farmer networks, and with a whole lot of the humility-and-hallelujah that comes with day-to-day farming.

DESIRED QUALITIES

Strong candidates for any of our peak season field crew positions will have a physical and mental fitness level well matched for farm fieldwork. We are looking for field crew who are:

  • Motivated to learn quickly and work hard, with positive work ethic and attitudes;
  • Punctual, steady, and reliably *present* at work;
  • Focused, with capacity to work efficiently, and to accomplish work with an eye for quality and details;
  • Experienced and prepared for outdoor working conditions;
  • Physically fit, with ability to comfortably perform repeated tasks on their feet, or on the knees, and/or with moderate, repeated lifting.

JOB TASKS

With our crop mix and integrated livestock, we will be sharing a diverse set of seasonal tasks on Green Fire Farm field crew. Individual interests and demonstrated strengths with a given task will determine some of the ways these farm-operating duties are divided. The general responsibilities may include:

  • Harvesting, washing, packing duties-all hands here daily during peak season
    Seedling care and transplanting
  • Pruning and trellising
  • Cultivation with hand tools
  • Crop maintenance activities- all hands here at some point in the weekly schedule
  • Maintenance of field edges with power tools
  • Harvesting, washing, packing duties-all hands here daily during peak season
  • Livestock care and fencing
  • Irrigation system establishment and maintenance

JOB DETAILS

Term: June 1 through end of October, weather permitting.
We will also have positions available for students or others who can commit to only 12 weeks: June 1-August 30.

Hours per week: We are seeking full time peak season employees for 35 hours/week and part-time employees who are available and interested in 20 hours/week or mornings-only. These part-time positions would be focused on peak season harvest, wash-pack responsibilities.

Wage: For field crew applicants who have demonstrated experience and meet eligibility criteria for potential matching funding opportunities, hourly wages will be $16/hour.

Additional benefits include access to fresh, organic produce from the farm, training and mentorship from experienced lead farmer, as well as the B.C. standard vacation pay, workers comp insurance, and EI eligibility benefits.

TO APPLY

Send request for application to delisa@greenfirefarm.ca

Deadline to apply: June 15 or until positions are filled

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Green Fire Farm

Website: www.greenfirefarm.ca

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