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Position: Farm hand/ Harvester
Organization: Earth Apple Organic Farm
Location: Abbotsford, Lower Mainland, BC

Summary of position:

We are looking for folks to aid us with everything from harvesting, planting, weeding, bed prep, berry picking, tomato pruning and everything outside and in between! We move at a quick pace and get the job done as a crew, although there is some independent work at times too. Looking to get your hands dirty? Want to put that systems thinking into play? Enjoy a good hard days work? Wanna geek out over fruit and veg? Inquire within!

Requirements for the Farmhand/Harvester include:

  • A deep interest in learning and gaining experience in small-scale organic vegetable farming.
  • The ideal candidate has experience in fieldwork and/or outdoor labour. Farm experience is a bonus, but not required!
  • S/he should be able to lift up to 40 lbs and be comfortable using and/or learning to use a variety of tools and farm equipment.
  • Many tasks are repetitive, physically demanding and require attention to using core strength and an awareness of ergonomics to avoid injury and maintain good health.
  • An ability to be flexible, move quickly, work independently and also with a team is super important, as well as an attention to detail.
  • Able to accommodate early mornings and occasionally long days and ready and willing to work rain or shine!

Commitment & Compensation:

  • F/T $14.00/hr
  • Accommodations available - inquire within

Contract: July 1 to October 18, 2019 Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm

Location: Earth Apple Farm at Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op, Abbotsford, BC

Application Deadline: Immediately

How to apply:

Submit your resume by email and a one-page cover letter clearly stating which position you are interested in applying for and why you want to work at Earth Apple Organic Farm, as well as your suitability for the position based on your education, experience, skills and qualifications. Please pdf your submission into one document (example: farmer_Jane.pdf) We will also require 2-3 character and work experience references.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Earth Apple Farm is committed to hiring based on merit and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, or sexual orientation. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 8 2019    ID: 54113