Close to Home Organics is a family-owned and operated organic mixed-vegetable farm, located in Abbotsford. We farm at Glen Valley Organic Farm as shareholders of the Glen Valley Organic Farm Cooperative. We sell our produce through Farmers Markets, a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, and through a local wholesale distributor. We are seeking a farm worker to work with us through the farming season, from April to the end of October.
This is a full-time position, with an option to live on-farm for the term of employment.
Our Farm Worker is expected to work outside in all types of conditions. The work is physically demanding, but the snacking options are endless! The work is at times solo, and at other times in a team setting. Successful, happy farm workers are self-motivated, aware of their body’s need for water and stretching, driven to get the work done efficiently, and communicate well with others. The work is not glamorous, but the results are tangible...and delicious.
Examples of tasks include:
Hoeing, hand weeding, transplanting, harvesting
Bed preparation, irrigation maintenance
Pathway maintenance (using hand tools and/or walk-behind rototiller)
This position pays an hourly wage of $15.20/hour with bonus access to produce ‘seconds’ and market returns. On-site living space is optional and there are 50 acres to explore during breaks in work. Interested candidates should contact Chris Bodnar at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-897-1111.
Close to Home Organics is located at Glen Valley Organic Farm, about 15 minutes east of Fort Langley: 8550 Bradner Road, Abbotsford, BC.
Want to commit your Saturdays to local food? We are looking for a Market Staff person to help at our North Vancouver Farmers Market.
Each Saturday from June through October we sell at the Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market in North Vancouver. Our set-up starts at 8:30 and we sell from 10:00 to 3:00. Take-down generally takes 60-90 minutes.
This is a fun and engaging roll. If this is of interest to you, please contact email@example.com.