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.
Want to work outside this summer while working hard and enjoying beautiful views? Come join us as we grow incredible veggies. This is a full-time position through to the end of August. This position is funded, in part, through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years old.
Our Farm Workers 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.