Position: Market Gardening positions on Organic Farm - CSA
Organization: Cooperative Les Jardins de Tessa
Location: Frelighsburg/Eastern Townships, Quebec
Housing: possibility to live on the farm (limited space)
DESCRIPTION OF OUR ORGANIC FARM
Located in the rolling hills of the eastern Townships, near the village of Frelighsburg, Les Jardins de Tessa, an operational organic vegetable farm with over 20 years of experience, is tucked among a bubble of Market Gardeners in the area. Currently in our second year established as a cooperative, we are developing and perfecting our craft in the field and eagerly await the arrival of our dynamic and passionate market gardening team who are motivated by small scale, local food systems. Developing your knowledge and skills in the field at Les Jardins de Tessa, allows one to pass through the summer season with enlightening conversations, fully immersing oneself in all elements that encompass the complex, enriching and tasty field of organic vegetable production.
Working on a 5-hectare production space, our farm is structured as a CSA farm – Community Supported Agriculture, meaning that we obtain our financial security from our members who loyally select us to be their family farmers every agricultural season. We feed over 400 families across the Montreal area, in addition to our market goers at the Saturday Sutton Market and in our local grocery stores. Our production efforts are mainly focussed on field methods, hence the use of caterpillar tunnels with new ventures into greenhouse production for early and late seasonal varieties. Les Jardins de Tessa is mechanized and integrates green manures, a system of field rotations and the production of compost. This farm is known for its abundance of autumn crops with varieties in potatoes, pumpkins, carrots, beets and cabbage.
We are looking to fulfill 3 Market Gardening positions, to join our team for the 2021 agricultural season (7 COOP members and 3 employees).
LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT POSITION AND SCHEDULE
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MARKET GARDENING POSITION AT TESSA
HOPEFUL PROFILE OF OUR FUTURE CO-WORKERS
Excited to live the experience of a Market Gardener on a farm with mentoring capacity?
***Come join us for a trial day this fall***
Please send your CV and motivational letter to:
14 chemin Ballerina, Frelighsburg, J0J 1C0
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Nov 26 2020 ID: 58001