Now Hiring Farm Stand Crew

Are you interested in learning about Certified Organic vegetable farming? Do you love working with food and people? We are seeking hardworking, high-energy, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in food and sustainable agriculture to join our team. Learn more below.


Why We’re Hiring

We are hiring one full-time position for our Farm Stand Crew and one part-time position both starting in early June.

Our farmstand is stocked with an array of fresh, organic vegetables plus beautiful bouquets of seasonal flowers. Everything is grown right here on our farm and everything is Certified Organic. We are open year round and love welcoming folks to our farm.

While main duties in the summer are focused on the farmstand, as the season shifts into fall, there is a variety of field work that can round out the tasks as the hours at the farmstand decrease. From harvesting to washing up and pretty much everything in between, there’s lots to learn on our farm!


About Us

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 2 seasonal CSA programs serving 200+ members and to top Vancouver restaurants. Our CSA is based on a sliding scale model which ensures more people can access local, organically grown produce.

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.

With the help of our 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.


The Job

Our farm stand crew’s primarily responsible for the successful functioning of our farm stand in its day-to-day operations. Main responsibilities include providing an excellent customer service experience, setting up and maintaining product displays, and overseeing sales. A positive attitude, outgoing personality and strong work ethic are important characteristics.

Our Farmstand crew works closely with our farmstand lead and other members of the farm team to help operate and grow sales at our farmstand.


Key Responsibilities

  • Set up and take down the display at the farm stand
  • Restock and maintain quality of produce and display
  • Serve customers and carry out cash and card transactions
  • Assist CSA members with on-farm weekly box pickups.
  • Assist in packing CSA boxes.
  • Some light field work and gardening around the farm stand
  • From September to December a mix of harvesting, washing, bagging veggies is included in the daily tasks.

About You

You enjoy being part of a team, are a positive team mate and can communicate easily and effectively with the rest of the crew. Ideally, you’d have an interest and knowledge of local agriculture as well as knowledge of how to prepare a variety of vegetables or a keenness to learn.

This could be a great position for someone who has a customer service background yet wants to learn more about the workings of a certified organic farm.

While these positions are seasonal, we would love to have the right candidate overwinter and join our permanent full-time crew should they be a good fit. Past farmstand crew have moved on to more senior leadership roles on the farm.


Key Qualifications include:

  • Detail and quality focused
  • Great organisation skills
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to work well in both a team environment and independently.
  • Physically able to complete tasks, bend, stand for extended periods, able to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Able to manage cash and credit transactions

Position Details

  • 1 position full-time Tuesday to Saturday, June 8th – ideally until December 21st, yet open to earlier end dates.
  • 1 position part-time 1-3 days a week, must be available Saturdays and/or Sundays, June 22nd until October 27th
  • Compensation – based on experience, in the range of $18.00 – $21.00 per hour plus 4% vacation plus access to farm produce and flowers

To Apply

Email your resume and a formal or non-formal cover letter, just presented in a way that we can get to know you, learn about your related work experience and why you are interested in working with us.

Please indicate if you are applying for a full-time, part-time position (with which days are preferred) and any pre-planned time away to Lydia at by April 12, 2024

We look forward to hearing from you.

In the meantime, if you have any questions send us an email!