Hiring now for the 2019 growing season!

If you are looking for a meaningful career growing organic vegetables, read through the farm description and check out the positions we have available below. We are currently actively seeking candidates for our Farm and Field Manager positions to start employment in January/February but will also accept applications for the Vegetable Grower/Packer positions which start in April 2019.

 

Farm Description:
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 25 years. This firmly-established family 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 Urban Harvest, a long-running and successful organic home delivery service in Kelowna.


Over the years the farm has developed to include 12 high tunnels and a large heated house for seedling production.  We grow all our own transplants and the tunnels allow for significant season extension, allowing us to reach early spring markets with fresh greens and root crops. Later in spring, the high tunnels are home to heat-loving crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. We have also developed a large packing/storage facility which allows our employees to work comfortably and efficiently while enabling appropriate storage conditions for a wide diversity of crops.


The rural location in the North Okanagan/Shuswap is within a 30-minute drive of the communities of Salmon Arm, Enderby and Sicamous. Cultural and Recreational opportunities abound in the area, and there are many options for day trips to enjoy the mountains, lakes or rivers when time permits. The farm borders the Shuswap River and funding has recently been approved to establish a “rails to trails” corridor that passes very close by.


There are two main seasons at Wild Flight, with some overlap. We generally employ a crew of 10 full-time employees through the growing season (May to October) and 2 to 3 full-time employees to carry the farm through the winter market season. Check out the descriptions of the available positions below.