Wild Flight Farm is a 24-acre certified organic mixed vegetable farm in Mara, BC that has grown into a successful business over the past 30 years. The farm has a strong following at year-round farmer’s markets in the communities of Salmon Arm and Revelstoke. Produce is also shipped weekly to organic home delivery services in Kelowna and Vernon.
Our rural location in the North Okanagan/Shuswap is within a 30-minute drive of the communities of Salmon Arm, Enderby, and Sicamous. The farm borders the Shuswap River in a region known for diverse outdoor recreation opportunities from paddling, mtn. biking, hiking, climbing, and much more.
There are two main seasons at Wild Flight, with some overlap. We generally employ a crew of 12 full-time employees through the growing season (May to October) and 5 full-time employees to carry the farm through the winter market season. Our mission is to efficiently produce high-quality, organic produce for local markets while providing living wages and career advancement for 12 employees.
Job Description: We are seeking energetic individuals with a keen interest in growing organic food to join our 2022 farm team. The work varies from week to week and will include transplanting, weeding, harvesting, and preparation of produce for market, among other tasks. This work is best suited for people who:
- have good physical fitness
- enjoy working outdoors
- are comfortable bending and kneeling for extended periods of time
- don't mind getting your hands dirty
- enjoy working as part of a team to meet deadlines
- can maintain a positive attitude despite the adverse conditions that outdoor work often involves
- truly believe that growing organic food is important and meaningful work!
Experience is an asset but we are happy to train people who have a positive attitude and are eager to learn new skills.
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm with a half-hour lunch break. During July and August, we start an hour earlier (6:00am to 3:00pm) to beat the heat. Late days can be expected on occasion to complete work.
Accommodation: Applicants should live, or be willing to relocate to within a 30-minute commute of the farm location in Mara. That includes the communities of Salmon Arm, Enderby, Grindrod, or Sicamous.
Remuneration: The starting wage is $19.00/hour. Free and discounted organic vegetables are an added benefit of employment on our farm.
How to Apply:
Please include a cover letter describing your motivation to apply for this job and the specific skills/experience you have that match the work description and would prepare you for the challenges of organic vegetable growing.
While we thank all who apply, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
ONLY applications from Canadian residents will be considered.
Find Out More: Check out www.WildFlightFarm.ca for more info and a short drone video of the farm. Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for more photos and descriptions of life on the farm.
Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal
Contract length: 3 months
Salary: $19.00 per hour
- Casual dress
- Discounted or free food
- On-site parking
- Store discount
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- No weekends
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Mara, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)