Sunday, May 9, 2010

Job Opportunity for Budding Farmers

Friends and neighbours of Skeeter Farm have started their own farm in East Abbotsford this season. They are looking for two people to help them out this summer. Sounds like a fantastic opportunity to learn about organic vegetable farming and get even get paid doing it!

The job posting:

Farm Assistant Position
We are a new organic farm in East Abbotsford  entering  our first year of production. We are looking for two agricultural assistants to help in all aspects of farm production.  Our main focus this season is on field vegetable crops broccoli, peas, potatoes etc.  We will also be tackling longer term projects such as establishing compost piles, raising greenhouses and planting an orchard in autumn.  
We are on a tight timeline and need all resumes in by May 14th.  Work begins Monday May 17th and will continue until September, 18th.  The ideal candidate would be available to work 40 hours a week, and be willing to work early mornings and Saturdays.
Prior experience working on a farm is an asset although not a necessity however keeping in good/moderate spirits during all types of weather is crucial. The ability to work well both within a team, by one’s self and to communicate openly with others working on the farm is very important.  The majority of the work will include planting, weeding, harvesting and washing/preparing the produce.   Many additional tasks will arise throughout the season. There may be an opportunity to sell at one of the Farmer’s Markets we are attending so openness to interacting with customers is also an asset.
We are highly focused on building a deeply sustainable farm operation which provides opportunity for local employment, creates habitat for wildlife and is economically viable as a business.  The starting wage is $10/hour with the bonus of having access to plenty of fresh local produce.
Andrew Arkesteyn-Vogler
Please email resumes to cfvogler (a)

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