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June 27th, 2022

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FARM CREW

About Us:

River and Sea Flowers is a small certified organic cut flower farm on Westham Island. We sell our flowers to florists, at farmers markets and our farm gate stand, to DIY wedding and event customers and through a bouquet CSA program. We grow a huge diversity of flowers on about 1.5 acres, split between the field and a few stationary, rolling and heated hoop houses. We follow ecologically sound production methods and strive for amazing quality and excellent customer service. We value a cooperative team workplace and the opportunity to share new skills with our staff.

 

About the Position:

This position is 4-5 days a week until the end of September. Work days are expected to be Tuesday to Friday on the farm as well as helping at farmer’s markets in Vancouver on a weekend day, roughly every other week.

 

You will be trained in many aspects of organic cut flower production. Duties will involve weeding, planting, harvesting, packing and preparing cut flowers for sale as well as other general farm tasks. Pay rate depends on experience, starting wages are $16.00-17.75 an hour plus 4% vacation pay. We also offer a 45 minute lunch break and excess flowers to take home. While this position is seasonal, we would love to have the right candidate return earlier in the year the following season should they be a good fit.

 

About You:

The ideal candidates will have some experience with farm labour or physical outdoor work. Must be able to work in all conditions: heat, rain, wind, cold, mud and dust. You are eager to learn, are a positive hardworking individual, and are committed to completing the season with us. You also:

  • have an interest in local sustainable cut flower production

  • are self-motivated and work efficiently

  • are physically fit and capable of plenty of bending, lifting, kneeling and standing

  • are able to follow detailed instructions and complete tasks in a timely manner

  • are available to work weekends

Please see complete job description HERE.

Contact Rachel at riverandseaflowers@gmail.com with a resume and a little bit about yourself.

If you are interested in joining us for the 2023 season, please get in touch in the fall.

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