FARM JOBS: Vernon, BC – The BX Press Cidery, Apple Pickers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 30, 2021

The BX Press Cidery in Vernon, BC is seeking Apple Pickers!

ABOUT The BX Press Cidery

We are a third generation, 35 acre apple orchard, with a ciderhouse that has been operating since 2013. We grow close to 30 varieties of apples including heirloom and bittersweet cider varieties, via a mixture of densities from large standard trees to high-density trellis plantings.

Our farm is in it’s first year of transitional organic production, through PACS certification.

DESIRED QUALITIES

We are seeking a couple (or a couple of friends) who are not scared of physical, outdoors work as picking apples is very demanding physically and requires a strong back. Being self-motivated to earn by piecework rates, and efficient at repetitive tasks is important in a successful apple picker. As a small family-farm we appreciate self-reliant employees with positive attitudes and good communication skills.

JOB TASKS

Employees will be expected to pick apples on a variety of tree densities ranging from high-density trellis to standard old trees, often which have been unpruned. Comfort working on a ladder is essential, with weights of up to 40lbs in the picking bag.

JOB DETAILS

Term: This position is available early September to late October

Hours per week: 30-40+ hours a week depending on weather and daylight.

Wage: The wage starts at $30 per 800lb bin picked. There is also no fee for camping onsite, and depending on the applicant’s commitment, we can consider providing a camper trailer to stay in. Washroom, shower, laundry, and fridge is provided to all employees.

TO APPLY

Please provide a resume and cover letter with any applicable experience (tree planting, fruit picking, etc) to hello@thebxpress.com. Please indicate if you are able to stay for all or only part of the season.

Deadline to apply: August 31, 2021 (or ASAP)

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT The BX Press Cidery

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

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