Seeking co-manager for established 2 acre certified organic farm on the Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island. Owner has been farming for 20+ years and would like to take a back seat. Great opportunity for experienced farmhand to step up to management without the difficulties of establishing a new farm. All produce is marketed through a co-owned marketing business, Saanich Organics. We are usually a core group of four including one other employee, one or two apprentices and volunteers that come and go. Our team at Three Oaks Farm and Saanich Organics is a hard working, progressive, communicative, fun loving, inclusive, and community oriented group and we welcome more of the same:)
Pay is negotiable depending on experience and includes unlimited access to produce. Hours are Mon-Fri 9-5. Ideally applicant would have accommodation off farm, but something could be arranged on farm if necessary.
Three Oaks Farm has been in operation at this location since 2006. We have 4 greenhouses and the rest of the land is in field crops. We grow 30-40 different crops and emphasize succession planting to have a steady supply of short term items. Salad greens, tomatoes, strawberries, leeks, peppers, carrots are some of our bigger crops.
We do a lot of tomato plant sales (and other starts) in Spring for a commercial outlet as well as our own farm stand. We use a tractor and spader for the bulk of our cultivating, and a rototiller for bed prep and path management. Irrigation is through a mix of drip lines and overhead watering. We work hard but have fun at it and if we're ahead of the game we like to take an extra long lunch or go for a swim.
We market all our produce through Saanich Organics via our CSA, restaurants and grocers, and 2 Farmers Markets. Some background on Saanich Organics: We are a group of like-minded, food-security driven, community oriented farmers that have been growing the organic food movement here on Southern Vancouver Island for 20 years. We have a great reputation among the market go-ers and chefs for reliability and excellent quality. We are grateful to all the individuals, chefs, and small grocers in Victoria who have made purchasing local and organic a priority. We are committed to what we do and we enjoy it very much and hope you do too.
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GoodWork ID: 44550 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Mar 9 2018