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Position: Farm hand on ecological/organic farm
Type: full-time, paid plus lodgings, more (see below)
Employer: Moving Meadows

 near Chesley, Grey Bruce, near Owen Sound, Ontario
Housing: with on-farm lodgings

Dates: Looking for immediate start to November
Eligibility: 18-30 years of age, Ontario residents only (supported through Youth Summer Jobs program)

Moving Meadows is a 200 acre farm located in beautiful Grey Bruce, about 2.5 hours northwest of Toronto. As former city-dwellers, we deeply value the opportunity to live and raise our young family close to natural world and its rhythms. As stewards of this land, we welcome people to work-stay with us as we develop our vision for growing an ecologically responsible and economically viable farming operation while nurturing community both locally and beyond.

Seeking serious applicants preferably for a longer-term residential paid position (300 hours) assisting us with regular farm activities. In addition to operating our small farm, we manage a private food distribution service (hub) that works with other small local farms to deliver high quality products to a growing membership in Toronto and the GTA. The position would relieve us of some of the daily chores in order to free-up time for further business and infrastructure development, as well as a bit of family leisure here and again!

Responsibilities to include but not limited to:

  • Daily care of naturally raised, organically fed animals (cows, chickens) including stall cleaning, bedding, and feed
  • Regular equipment and facility cleaning
  • Assisting with property maintenance and infrastructure development
  • Seeding, transplanting, pest /weed control and harvesting organic, biodynamic inspired seasonal garden in season
  • Operating various farm equipment and tools
  • Landscaping and property maintenance

While experience is a welcome asset, we are seeking individuals with serious interest in small scale farming and who demonstrate some awareness of the rigours of the lifestyle, as well as the solitude that often accompanies country life. We seek an individual who are :

  • Honest, hard-working and reliable
  • Possesses excellent communication skills and a love of animals
  • Able to follow direction well and who work efficiently and independently
  • Physically fit and comfortable with manual labour - able to lift 50 lbs, and to bend, pull and push daily
  • Able to do outdoor work in changing, at times challenging weather conditions
  • Valid driver’s licence an asset

Successful candidate will work approximately 30 hours a week, with some flexibility regarding work times and days required. 

We are seeking someone to start immeditely, and preferably available to work until Nov. We have been granted a Youth Summer Jobs grant offering $15/hr 30hours a week for 10 weeks.  

Please email us with your resume, contact info, and why you would make a good fit for the position.

Miro and Kate Malish

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 21 2021    ID: 60696