JOB: Field Hand at Zaklan Heritage Farm, Surrey BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 19, 2016

Field view of zaklan heritage farm job getting done

Organic farm job opportunity available for either F/T or P/T seasonal employment!

About Zaklan Heritage Farm:
We are a few young farmers running a small mixed vegetable farm in the heart of Surrey (30 min. drive from Vancouver). In addition to our 1.5 acres in veggie production, we have a flock of laying hens that we rotate around the pasture. Our operation is run with a small walk- behind BCS tractor and hand tools (think Jean-Martin Fortier methods). During the growing season we attend 2 markets a week from June-October, all within 20 min of the farm. We also run a growing CSA program, which we hope to have reach 45 members in 2016. We are looking for someone with an interest in learning about small scale agriculture, has a good work ethic and enjoys getting dirty and working hard. We are open to small independent projects, let us know what you’re interested in learning.

Job Description:
We are looking to fill the equivalent of a full time (35-40 hours a week) position. We are open to applicants interested in either full (5 days a week) or part time (2-3 days a week) work. Please state your preference in your cover letter.

You will work alongside us during the season with tasks such as weeding, bed prep,
transplanting, seeding, harvesting, CSA packing, market preparations and other daily jobs
around the farm. From mid May-October weekly tasks are dictated by our markets and CSA
schedule. We often have volunteers and community members help-out during the season, an ability to take a leadership role and provide direction for volunteers is an asset.

Zaklan Heritage Farm hands transplanting organic basil at their farm job

Desired Attributes:
We are looking for an employee who has some previous experience or knowledge of
sustainable farming. Has a good work ethic and isn’t afraid of hard physical work for weeks on end. Candidates need to be flexible and willing to adapt to changing schedules and plans as things shift at the farm. We are looking for someone who is able to work with little direction and can be self motivated when it comes to completing tasks.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your interest and experience in sustainable agriculture to Gemma McNeill at gemma@zaklanheritagefarm.com.

Please specify if you’re interested in a full or part-time position.

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Wages: Hourly, Minimum wage.

Benefits: quality, organic food from the farm 🙂

Duration: Mid-May till October

More information about our farm can be found through our website: www.zaklanheritagefarm.com

Farm workers at Zaklan Heritage Farm getting out the vote

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