Full-Time, Year Round Position
We are hiring for a Post-Harvest Supervisor. While time is spent planting, weeded and harvesting, the time we spend in Post-Harvest, cleaning, washing and allocating vegetables, is critical in maintaining the high quality, clean vegetable standard our farm is known for. It is one of our busiest positions as our post-harvest area is the most dynamic place on the farm. While the focus is on Post-Harvest, and supervision of staff within that area, an array of other field task such as harvesting, weeding, hoophouse prep as well as markets and farmstand tasks can round out the job.
Cropthorne Farm is a 24 acre, certified organic market vegetable farm located on Westham Island near Ladner, BC. We harvest every week of the year and sell our produce at 2 weekly farmers markets in Vancouver, at our farmstand, through our 3 seasonal CSA programs serving 300+ members and to top Vancouver restaurants.
We focus on annual field crops, in addition we have 4 greenhouses for summer crops as well as winter growing. We are passionate farmers who love what we do and are excited to share our knowledge with others as well as creating a strong sense of community both within our farm team and beyond into the greater community.
We believe in building healthy soil through cover cropping, crop rotation, reduced compaction and compost. Ecology and biodiversity are key. We believe healthy, nutrient rich soils create healthy, nutrient dense food.
We believe that our crew health is just as important as crop health and we are proud to be a training ground for future farmers, with many ‘alumni’ having started their own farms.
With the help of crew, family and the fertile farmland of the Fraser Delta, we are able to produce some of the best Certified Organic produce in our region.
You have some previous supervisory and produce experience and, more importantly, you are enthusiastic about quality produce. You can lead by example; you can hustle; you are passionate about great quality, local food; you thrive in a process orientated, fast paced environment and you share Cropthorne’s values. You have strong organisational skills and have the ability to multitask. You like to work hard and get the job done, but you also recognize the need for balance in your life. You are a progressive leader willing to learn and take on new challenges and ideas. You are tuned into the small stuff: quality, detail and efficiency. You enjoy being part of a team and can communicate easily and effectively with team members.
For additional information on responsibilities and qualifications please view the full Post Harvest Supervisor Job Description HERE
Please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com February 3rd, 2023
We look forward to hearing from you.
In the meantime, if you have any questions send us an email!