We Are Hiring!

 

How to Apply

Earth Apple applicants- send your resume by email (earthapplefarm at gmail.com) with a one-page cover letter clearly stating which position you are applying for, why you want to work with us, as well as your suitability for the position based on your education, work experience, skills and qualifications.  Please pdf your submission into one document (example: farmer_Jane.pdf). We will also require 2-3 work experience references. If you would like to apply for one of the Glen Valley Organic Farm positions, please follow the instructions on the Glen Valley Organic Farm employment page.

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

 


Farmhand: 
 Harvester/ Field worker

We are looking for folks that are keen to embark in a career of farming that have perhaps already put in 1-2 years at another farm or in a related field. We are especially interested in finding someone that would be open to growing with us over more than one season. So if you are looking to expand your skills and knowledge and become more self-directed then consider us.

Join us if you are physically and mentally fit,  flexible, strong and consider yourself resilient!  Farming means long days of being on your feet and heavy lifting, a wide array of weather conditions including really hot summer days and really cold-rainy fall days, it means finding satisfaction in effectively and efficiently completing tasks both independently and with a team. We strive to move at a quick pace and at the same time make sure the job gets done right the first time! 

Looking to get dirt permanently under your finger nails? Building up those leg, arm, back and cognitive muscles?  Ready for systems thinking and a lot of discussion about how to use all these vegetables up in a shared dinner?  Inquire within!

Your qualifications and the position responsibilities include: 

  • One to two years experience in farm labour. We will consider new farmers looking to get into the field of farming if candidate demonstrates a deep interest in learning and has the equivalent amount of experience in related field work. 
  • S/he should be able to lift up to 40 lbs and be comfortable using and/or learning to use a variety of tools & farm equipment.
  • Many tasks are repetitive, physically demanding, require a positive attitude & attention to using core strength.
  • An ability to be flexible, move quickly, work independently & also with a team is super important, as well as an attention to detail.
  • A positive, can-do attitude, ability to follow detailed instructions, committed, responsible & diligent.
  • Has open and effective communication, enjoys problem-solving and all the challenges inherent in working with other people and  outdoor/ all weather work.
  • Bed prep, mulching, laying irrigation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, fertilizing, and general field maintenance.
  • Harvesting, harvesting, harvesting!
  • Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning!...
  • Bunching, bagging & packing!
  • An analytical mind, capable of basic level math, a calm mind that can handle stress & a lot of repetitive work- therefore you're into podcasts, music & good communication! 
  • Safe machine & tool usage & maintenance.
  • Regular laying hen/duck duties (feeding, cleaning barn, nesting boxes, pond, collecting, washing & packing eggs).
  • Can keep a good pace, whilst ensuring quality work.
  • Enjoys good conversation to pass the time, but can gage when to cease the convo for putting their nose to the grind to get a job done.
  • Can follow & recall instructions consistently, knows when to ask questions to ensure tasks are completed correctly. 
  • Occasionally may include other general farm maintenance activities & possibly helping with our weekly 400+ member CSA.

Season: Mid-February or March 1 to November 30, 2022

Full-time Commitment: Monday-Friday 40-50hrs/week 

Part-time Commitment: Tuesday-Thursday 24-27hrs/week

Compensation: Commensurate with experience $16-$17+/hr

Housing & Transportation: We have one tiny house available to one full-time worker or possibly a couple that doesn't mind living in a small space. Part-time staff will be required to possess a reliable mode of transportation to the farm and be comfortable with commuting depending where you live.

Prep & Packer: Produce cleaning, prep & packing 

Half the work we do on the farm is preparing our harvested fruit and vegetables for our CSA!  Cleaning, bunching, bagging, weighing, counting/inventory, loading and unloading are some of the tasks in getting the yummy-muddy field produce ready for our CSA Harvest Box program.   If you are looking for part-time work and enjoy working with organic produce, have an appreciation for quality, shiny clean, beautiful veg, don't mind working on your feet all day and don't mind bringing home some of the best tasting organic fruit and veg than you should consider this position!

Your qualifications and the position responsibilities include: 

  • Unloading produce harvested from field out of field truck
  • Cleaning an assortment of vegetables from salad greens to carrots/ potatoes, onions and about 20 more different types of produce
  • Use of pressure washer and noisy-loud rinse conveyer
  • Sorting and packing produce according to quality standards and inventory requirements, following CSA procedures
  • Packing produce, inventory, labeling and loading
  • Counting, counting, counting! and basic mathematics.
  • Cleaning, tidying & maintaining the washing station. 
  • Has a postive attitude, enjoys working with others, can follow detailed instructions
  • Can keep a good pace, whilst ensuring quality work.
  • Enjoys good conversation to pass the time, but can gage when to cease the convo for putting their nose to the grind to get a job done.
  • Many tasks are repetitive, physically demanding (lots of lifting) and require attention to using core strength and an awareness of ergonomics to avoid injury & maintain good health

Season: April 26 to November 30, 2022

Part-time Commitment: Tuesday-Thursday 24-27hrs/week

Compensation: Commensurate with experience $16-$17/hr

Housing & Transportation: Since this is a part-time position it is not eligible for on-site housing. Part-time staff will be required to possess a reliable mode of transportation to the farm and be comfortable with commuting depending where you live.

CSA Workers Needed!

Our CSA program is our main bread and butter. In addition to hiring for our business, we are also co-hiring with our partner farm, Close to Home Organics, for the CSA program we operate together as Glen Valley Organic Farm.  

Glen Valley Organic Farms is hiring CSA Packers (Tues-Thurs) and a driver (Wed-Fri). Follow the link to learn more: https://www.glenvalleycsa.com/work-with-us

Volunteer

Love being outdoors, sharing tasks, and taking home fresh local organic produce?!  Get in touch with Shirlene or Mike about opportunities.

On the farm there are many opportunities to lend a hand in the beautiful setting of Earth Apple Farm at Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op. We are around Monday to Friday so if you're available in that time frame we'd love to hear from you. Help us with the weeding, cleaning garlic and/or picking blueberries!  If you're interested in spending some time in the soil, let us know by email and we will follow up with you for a visit 🙂

*In the email please include a little bit about yourself, why you would like to spend time on the farm and what you are looking to get out of the experience.

How to Apply

Earth Apple applicants- send your resume by email (earthapplefarm at gmail.com) with a one-page cover letter clearly stating which position you are applying for, why you want to work with us, as well as your suitability for the position based on your education, work experience, skills and qualifications.  Please pdf your submission into one document (example: farmer_Jane.pdf). We will also require 2-3 work experience references. If you would like to apply for one of the Glen Valley Organic Farm positions, please follow the instructions on the Glen Valley Organic Farm employment page.

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