Friday, 6 February 2015

Looking for a F/T Farm Worker for 2015

We're currently looking for a Full Time Farm Worker for the 2015 season, offering a competitive wage & hefty end of year bonus. Plus all the in-season veggies you can eat! As well, you'll get to work outdoors in a beautiful location with some skilled, crazy cool farmers :)


Position: Farm worker
Type: Full-time position with wage, minimum 35hrs/wk
Farm: The Farmacy Organic Farm -
Location: Mabel Lake Rd, Lumby BC 

The Farmacy Organic Farm is located 7km north of Lumby, on Mabel Lake Rd. We are a small-scale market farm producing a wide variety of vegetable crops and gourmet garlic made available through our CSA Harvest Box program as well as Farmer's Markets (Vernon, BC) and direct sales. The farm is 32 acres with 6 acres currently under intensive vegetable & garlic production. We are certified organic, and are strong proponents of biologically intensive agriculture and manage the farm accordingly. We employ the use of hand tools, small machinery & a tractor to accomplish farm work.

We are seeking 1 full-time Farm Worker on our mixed vegetable farm and CSA. An ideal candidate will be highly motivated to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in agriculture. Applicants must be mature, conscientious, self-motivated, quality oriented, physically fit, capable of following verbal instruction, have their own transportation, as well as not returning to school in September.

Farm Workers will work under the direction of the Farm Manager to carry out the following tasks:

·       Greenhouse work
·       Plant propagation
·       Transplanting
·       Weeding
·       Cultivating
·       Harvesting
·       Vegetable processing
·       Facility & equipment maintenance
·       Irrigation maintenance & repair
·       Farmer's Market setup/sales/take down
·       Assisting with the CSA box program packing

In addition to regular duties, the Farm Worker could gain educational exposure to the following:

·       Crop planning
·       Marketing
·       Record Keeping
·       Profit analysis
·       Soil fertility management
·       Irrigation systems
·       Cover cropping
·       Building construction
·       Small engine maintenance


·         Mar - May: 8am – 4pm Sat - Wed
1/2hr unpaid daily lunch break + 2 x 15min paid breaks
·         May - Sept: 7am - 3pm Sat - Wed
 1/2hr unpaid daily lunch break + 2 x 15min paid breaks
·         Sept - Dec: 8am – 4pm Sat - Wed
1/2hr unpaid daily lunch break + 2 x 15min paid breaks

Pay: $12.00 hr, min 35 hours/week. Wage will be re-evaluated after the 3 month probationary period.       

Start date: March 16, 2015
End date: Early Dec 2015

Bonus: $2000 when season is completed in full

We do not have accommodation available for Farm Workers at this time. We do have bathroom/shower facilities available in our Farm Centre as well as basic kitchen facilities while at work.

We provide:
  • Bathroom/shower facilities in Farm Centre
  • Basic kitchen & break room facilities in Farm Centre
  • Access to in-season vegetables for personal use
  • Safe & beautiful working environment.
We do not provide:
  • Access to farmhouse
  • Meal preparation
  • Telephone
  • Access to vehicle
  • Accommodations
Application process:
Write a brief cover letter, attach your resume and email to:
The Farmacy Organic Farm:

Only the most applicable candidates will be contacted to provide more details and employment references.

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