JOB: Co-Farmer, Glorious Organics Co-operative, Aldergrove, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 23, 2015

The lively farmer crew at Glorious Organics Co-operative

Organization: Glorious Organics Co-operative

Location: Aldergrove, B.C

About: For the past 30 years Glorious Organics Co-op has been farming up to 7 of 20 acres owned by Fraser Common Farm Co-op. Jointly we consider ourselves a Community Farm – a place where residents live and work collaboratively, “village- style”, each contributing to the well being of the whole, while also attending to our individual aspirations. Not all of us are actively engaged in the farming enterprise, but we all support the advancement and perpetuation of ecological farming.

We sell at 3 farmers markets, run a 60-70 member CSA and supply restaurants in the Lower Mainland. We grow salad greens, flowers, herbs, fruit, all sorts of veggies as well as much of our own seed.

Glorious Organics is seeking 2 full-time and 1 part-time persons to farm with us beginning April-May 2016. Although not a prerequisite for employment, preference will be given to applicants interested in becoming long-term Community Farm resident members.

Work includes:

  • Field preparation
  • Weeding by hand or with hand tools
  • Transplanting
  • Weed whacking/mowing
  • Harvesting
  • Cleaning, sorting and packing vegetables
  • Filling restaurant orders
  • Cleaning eggs/chicken coops
  • Delivering/farmers markets

The work is physically demanding (bending and lifting), and repetitive, some say contemplative (weeding and transplanting). Being physically fit is a must. The work carries on in all kinds of weather, outside, as well as in poly houses.

We are looking for people who are willing to learn and are able to work efficiently, quickly and independently after being trained.

There is some rental housing available on farm.

Pay is $11/hr to start, with about 30-40hrs a week available at the beginning and end of the season and up to 50 hrs a week in the heat of the season.

To apply, send resume to info@gloriousorganics.com by February 1st. Interviews are in person only and include farm work.

Please contact us at info@gloriousorganics.com attention Mark, David or Donna for further information.

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