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VANCOUVER ISLAND ORGANIC FARMS

Positions: Organic Farm Staff
Farm: Northstar Organics
Location: Central Saanich, near Victoria, BC

Northstar Organics is a certified organic 10-acre, mixed vegetable and berry farm located in Central Saanich.

We have approximately 1 acre of blueberries & a ½ acre of strawberries, 7 Greenhouses & 6 acres of fields under cultivation. We sell at two farmers markets and multiple wholesale channels.

We are looking for reliable, hard-working, and enthusiastic employees to join our farm crew. General tasks include both field and greenhouse work: weeding, seeding, transplanting, pruning, harvesting, washing, and packing.

Farm Crew Qualities and Traits

  • Good attitude, enthusiasm
  • Experience in farming or other outdoor physical work is an asset
  • Ability to work solo or in a team
  • Good physical fitness and stamina - lots of bending, crouching, and lifting (up to 50 lbs) required
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks quickly and precisely
  • Resilience to working in all weather conditions
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to adapt to change in a dynamic environment
  • Keenness to improve efficiency in all our systems and processes
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

All positions are full-time, 9am – 5pm, 5 days per week with compensation starting at $16.00/hr. Farm crew positions are available starting beginning of May, and run into the fall. After 2 weeks of work an informal work evaluation will be given for all new employees, along with the possibility of compensation raises.

To Apply:

If interested in this position, please send us an email to northstarorganicswork@gmail.com , with your resume and a cover letter including the following:

  • Why would you make a good fit for the role at Northstar Organics?
  • What previous experience(s) you have in farming (if applicable) or what previous work experience(s) you have that required physical speed and efficiency?

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Thanks for your interest in working at our farm!


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 10 2022    ID: 63922