Farmer’s Market Assistant

Are you interested in learning about Certified Organic vegetable farming? Do you love working with food and people? Do you believe in supporting local farms and vendors? We are seeking hardworking, high-energy, positive individuals to help out at our Farmers Market Stalls this Summer! Learn more below.

 

Cropthorne Farm is a Certified Organic family farm located on Westham Island, in Delta. We have been growing a great diversity of high quality organic food since 2009 and are passionate about what we do. Throughout the year we participate in several Vancouver Farmers Markets which allows us to share the beautiful bounty of our farm with the Lower Mainland community.

 

For the Summer Market season, we are looking to welcome some new energetic and enthusiastic people to our market crew at one or more of our market stalls at the following locations:

  • West End (Saturdays, 7am-3pm) – 1 position June 22-October 26
  • West End (Saturdays, 7am-3pm) –  1 position July 20-October 26
  • Kitsilano (Sundays, 8am-3pm) – 1 position June 16 -October 27
  • Kitsilano (Sundays, 8am-3pm) – 1 position June 30 -October 27
  • Kitsilano (Sundays, 8am-3pm) – 1 position July 30 -October 27

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS:

  • Able to operate and present in a professional and positive manner.
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and punctual.
  • An excellent communicator and listener.
  • Ready to learn and can take instruction well.
  • Detailed and quality oriented.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and able to shift to new tasks quickly and efficiently.
  • Comfortable working in a physical position that involves bending, kneeling, sliding, pushing and lifting up to 40 lbs. safely and independently.
  • Committed to providing excellent customer service to our customers and CSA members.
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Able to manage cash and card transactions
  • Fluent in English
  • Must be able to commit to (nearly) all market dates

ASSETS INCLUDE:

  • Loves good food! 
  • Knowledge on how to prepare and cook a variety of vegetables.
  • Familiarity with local, sustainable, organic agriculture
  • Previous experience in a service or customer based position.

TASKS INCLUDE:

  • Unloading and loading the market truck with stall equipment and vegetables.
  • Set up and take down of the market stall and the produce display.
  • Restocking and maintaining a high quality of produce and display while maintaining food safety standards.
  • Serving customers, answering questions and carrying out cash and credit transactions accurately.
  • Maintain a safe and enjoyable market stall environment for our customers.
  • Assist our CSA members with their weekly box pickups.
  • Weight out and bag items as needed for sale.

WAGE:

West End (Saturdays, 7AM-3PM) – $139/market

Kitsilano (Sundays, 8AM-3PM) – $121/market

Wage includes vacation pay, plus 15% off veggies at our stall.

 

Please send your resume and cover letter, stating what location and start date you are applying for and any known days off required to: Lydia at lydia@cropthornefarm.com