Seed to Culture in Lillooet, BC is seeking a Farm and Ferment Assistant for the 2020 season!
About Seed to Culture
Seed to Culture is a small scale vegetable farm and fermented food processor. We grow mixed vegetables and fruit using organic practices on over 3 acres of productive land in Lillooet, BC. Our business, as farmers and fermenters, has been in operation for over 2 years but we have been market farmers for over 10 years. We sell our vegetables at Farmers Markets and use our vegetables at our small food production facility to make sauerkraut and other fermented products. We also have a small retail location where we sell our vegetables, fermented products, and other Lillooet grown or made products.
Our goal is to create an ecologically, environmentally, and physiologically regenerative business that provides the community with a source of locally produced healthy, delicious product. To create a financially viable preserved food business based around the production of value added healthy fermented products. We value holistic approaches to farming, food production, and consumption. We value practices that are regenerative to the environment and our bodies. Our farm is both certified organic and in transition as we farm on 3 different properties.
We are looking for a motivated, upbeat, adaptable person to join our team! Thanks to funding provided by the Youth Employment Program we are hiring a candidate that must be a Canadian citizen, and 30 and under. Must be willing to work outdoors on hot days, lift up to 40lbs, and be keen to learn how to farm and ferment! This is hard work and you must have a positive attitude.
You will be involved in all stages of our business, which involves:
- Farm tasks – planting seedlings, weeding (lots of weeds!), harvesting vegetables and fruit, and washing and preparing produce for markets
- Kitchen tasks – washing and chopping vegetables, and packaging fermented foods
- Customer Service tasks – selling products at Farmers Markets and our Retail Store
Term: Immediate start date. Position will end mid to late October.
Hours: You will work 8 hours a day from 6am-2pm on Tuesday to Saturday. Days off are Sunday and Monday.
Wage: You will gain a diversity of skills and gain an appreciation for the labour of love that farming is. We pay $15/hr and you will also get to take home a weekly box of seasonal veggies and some of our fermented products.
We do not provide accommodation but camping on the property is an option for the right candidate.
Please submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining what you love about farming and your least favourite farm task and why, to firstname.lastname@example.org
When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at Youngagrarians.org.
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