Sole Food Farms in Vancouver, BC, is hiring an Assistant Farm Manager, a Farm Supervisor, and a Seasonal Volunteer for the 2019 season!
ABOUT SOLE FOOD FARMS
Sole Food Street Farms is an internationally recognized social enterprise that transforms vacant urban land into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables, available at farmer’s markets, local restaurants and through a CSA program. Our mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers. Individuals are given basic agriculture training and are employed at the farm based on their capability. Some participants excel in this environment, but the project is set up to allow for the “ups and downs” of people with multiple barriers. Unlike mainstream employers, Sole Food uses employment as an outreach tactic, working to develop and nurture relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.
With few significant food production farms within the city, the project provides educational opportunities, a place to learn new skills and an opportunity for self-growth. Sole Food now includes a network of four farms throughout the city that are providing meaningful employment to 25 individuals. The farms are supplying fresh food to inner city residents and modelling a successful and credible model of high quality intensive urban agriculture.
For more information about Sole Food Farms, visit the farm website at: solefoodfarms.com
Assistant Farm Manager
Full-time, salaried position on a 10-month contract
The Assistant Farm Manager will work closely with the Director of Farm Operations to implement Sole Food’s seasonal farm plan with a focus on harvesting and post-harvest processing. The successful candidate will act as produce “traffic director” ensuring that all products find a home. The position is responsible for post-harvest handling of all farm products, consolidating products from all farm locations, and washing, sorting, processing, packing, and coordinating delivery in conjunction with the marketing/sales manager. The ideal candidate will be ready to make a multi-year commitment to our organization.
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Full-time, hourly position on a seasonal contract
The Farm Supervisor will oversee the sales of produce at our farmers markets stands and coordinate staff members and volunteers in various tasks related to the day-to-day management of the farm. This person will be responsible for merchandising of the displays, sampling during market, managing the market assistant, handling cash, and tracking the sales of product to meet market goals. On-farm duties will include bed preparation, seeding, transplanting, harvesting, post-harvest processing, etc.
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Part-time, entry level position for 5 months with a stipend
We have a diverse and innovative urban farming operation, which requires a wide range of skills: greenhouse seedling production, field planting, weeding, harvesting, post-harvest processing, preparing restaurant orders, serving our CSA shareholders and building and repairing infrastructure. You don’t need to have any background in farming or gardening but you should be prepared for physically demanding work performed in all types of weather.
We aim to provide you with a well-rounded training in urban bio-intensive agriculture, farm operations and expect you to pursue this learning. Besides the informal training that happens each day we will provide monthly seminars on various topics and opportunities for further learning off the farm.
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