Sylvan has worked at TapRoot Farms for 7 years. He works in the packing shed, washing and packaging veggies for wholesale and CSA shares. He originally came to Canada as part of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program from Jamaica, but now he lives in Canada full-time with his family.
Sylvan is very shy, but humoured me and posed for a photo and answered my questions! He says he likes everything about what he does, he really likes the work. He says he doesn't find fault with what he's doing, and just enjoys it as nice work to do. He likes that it changes all the time-- This morning and all day yesterday, Sylvan, Garfield, and Michael are packing peas. They often go out weeding at this time of year when there are less veggies in storage to wash and pack. And, this winter and spring they completed some annual maintenance on the walk in coolers, including painting.
Sylvan has three children, ages 9 months, 3 years, and 5 years. When he is not at work, he enjoys himself and spends time with his family. Thanks to Sylvan for putting up with my questions this morning: a TapRoot trooper!
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