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Vancouver Food Pedalers Co-op seeks a farm assistant

Position: Farm assistant @ certified organic urban farm
Organization: Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative
Location: Vancouver BC

The Food Pedalers is an urban farm and worker’s cooperative located in the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver. We have been growing Vancouver's finest microgreens since 2009 and delivering by bike to grocers, restaurants, and farmers markets.

Job Description:

As a Farm Assistant you will assist with and learn the full spectrum of microgreen production.

Farm tasks will include:

  • Greenhouse crop work
  • Harvesting and packaging
  • Bicycle deliveries
  • Tray preparation
  • Tray washing
  • General site maintenance and cleaning

Requirements

Essential

  • Willingness to work in adverse (and awesome) weather conditions – we work outdoor all year round!
  • Passionate about local food with an interest in sustainable and organic agriculture
  • Drivers license for winter farmer’s markets at Nat Bailey
  • Physically fit
  • Cell phone with data (for bicycle deliveries – Quickbooks does not use very much data)
  • Confident cyclist with good knowledge of Vancouver geography and its bike paths – we deliver from Commercial Drive all the way to Kerrisdale (don't worry, we use electric bikes!)
  • Ability to work at a quick pace

Desirable

  • Farming and/or greenhouse knowledge and experience is a strong asset
  • Interest in the worker cooperative model of Food Pedalers — our goal is to see our employees become full members!
  • Basic bike maintenance skills and knowledge

Prospects: While initially focusing on the growing and cultivation of crops, the right candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the business under the guidance of experienced farmers. We’re hiring with a long-term focus and the right applicant will share this outlook. Three of the current cooperative owners began as employees before buying into the co-op over two years ago.

Hours: Part-time, will include some Saturday markets

Starting Wage: $13.85/hr during training

To apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to:
info@foodpedalers.ca
as soon as possible. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 7 2019    ID: 54412