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RICHMOND JOBS

Sweet Digz Farm is Hiring for our 2020 Season!

Position: Farm Worker
Organization: Sweet Digz Farm
Location: Steveston, Richmond, Greater Vancouver BC

We are looking for an enthusiastic hard-working farm-loving person to join our team as a Farm Worker (2 to 4 days/week) – see below.

Apply by Feb 18th or sooner. Please:

  • email cover letter and resume to eatlocal@sweetdigzfarm.ca with subject header: “Application Farm Worker”
  • include 2 References with their email & phone number
  • specify your skills & experience related to the qualities we’re looking for, why you’d be a good fit for our farm team, your preference for number of days per week, and your availability for the days and months specified.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kareno Hawbolt & Kimi Hendess
Sweet Digz Farm

About Sweet Digz Farm

We are a small-scale ecologically-sustainable farm on leased land in Steveston (Richmond), BC. We grow vegetables for our local Richmond community through our CSA and a Saturday market. We believe in food justice and run a SHARE it Forward program that has seen amazing support from our customers, who donate funds so we can distro veggies to folks less able to access fresh local veg.

Sweet Digz Farm is run by owner-farmers Kareno Hawbolt & Kimi Hendess. We are passionate about sustainable farming, being good earth stewards, mentoring beginner farmers, and building community around food. We aim to create an educational, empowering vibe where everyone feels appreciated while also being challenged to work their butts off in the extraordinary conditions of weather, timeframes, and general highs and lows that are the daily reality of farming. We believe in heart work and hard work... giving the earth our care and gratitude, we are rewarded by amazing bounty. Please check out http://www.sweetdigzfarm.ca for more about us.

Farm Worker Duties and Responsibilities:

  • assisting with weekly harvesting, washing, storage and packing of vegetables destined to our CSA and weekly market;
  • assisting in all aspects of field work: field preparation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, farm maintenance & clean up, bin washing, etc.;
  • participate in farm systems such as record keeping, tool maintenance, crop monitoring, etc.

What we're looking for:

  • dedication and commitment to hard work throughout the entire season
  • experience in sustainable agriculture or physical outdoor work
  • eager & quick to learn, communicate openly, flexible to change
  • respond positively to feedback
  • bring enthusiasm, positive attitude, and cooperation to a team
  • attentive to the big picture and anticipate what needs doing next (goal-oriented, task focused, proactive)
  • self-motivated when working alone or doing repetitive tasks such as weeding, transplanting, or wheel-barrowing compost!
  • physically fit and strong, with both the mental and physical stamina required to work at a fast & steady pace in all weather conditions
  • hard-working with an ethic of constantly finding ways to move faster, be on your toes, & create efficiencies while you work
  • work well under time pressure, maintaining composure and motivation under stress
  • able to balance speed with attention to detail when harvesting and packing veggies
  • able to leave your cell phone in the staff room and be 100% focused on the job

Start Date: April 28, 2020

End Date: Last week of September (end of August negotiable)

Days: Tues, Wed OR Tues, Wed, Fri OR Tues-Fri

Hours: 9am-5pm

Optional: Farm Worker may be offered the possibility of additional days during busy times.

Compensation: $15 - $16/hr depending on experience, plus veggies on tap for your consumption

Deadline: Apply by Feb 18th or sooner.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 5 2020    ID: 55929