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Position: Packhouse Assistant
Farm: Les jardins Carya
Location: Senneville, Montreal West Island, Quebec

Les jardins Carya is a six-acre organic vegetable farm located in Senneville, Quebec, on the Island of Montreal.

We grow a little of everything, and a lot of field and greenhouse grown salad greens, tomatoes, and microgreens. Our focus is high-quality vegetables and amazing customer service. We proudly supply about 30 local restaurants, cafeterias, and small grocery stores with our products year-round, and offer our fresh produce to a 150-member market-style CSA at two weekly Farmer’s Markets. We are located a 15-minute bike ride from the waterfront college town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, and a 30-minute drive/train from downtown Montreal.

Packing/Shipping Assistant Job Description

The packing/shipping assistant is responsible for helping the Packhouse Leader with the processing, packing, and shipping of Carya harvests and resale items. The ideal candidate has experience in packing/shipping, as well as general farm experience. The position is full time (40 hours/week).

The Breakdown of the Position

  • Reception, quality control, cleaning, sorting, packaging and loading for delivery of Carya production and produce brought in from other farms
  • Data entry into farm software
  • Managing stored and unsold inventory
  • Maintaining a clean and organized packing area
  • Maintenance of packing area equipment
  • Clear and concise communication with the Packhouse, Sales and Harvest Leaders
  • Clear and concise communication with Farm Production Managers
  • Occasional sales help at Wednesday farm stand
  • Regular farm-hand work (field and harvest) 2 days per week


  • Passionate about organic food production and distribution
  • Bilingualism (EN and FR) is an asset
  • Has excellent time management, organizational and communication skills
  • Enjoys outdoor physical work
  • A positive attitude and team spirit

The finer print

Hourly rate: starting at $14.50

Expected commitment: 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday

Contact: Please send your CV and a brief letter explaining why you'd like to work with us to 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 16 2021    ID: 58419