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INTERNSHIP POSITION

Position: Farm Internship
Type: f/t May 1 – Oct 31, with accom, monthly stipend (see below)
Organization: Puddleduck Farm
Location: Pontypool, Ontario

We are accepting 2 full time internship positions on our farm during the 2019 season. Our farm is located 30 min east of Peterborough and 1 1/2 hours west of Toronto. We are a mixed farm, focusing on organically grown produce, maple syrup, beef cattle and meat chickens. We are looking for candidates who would like to gain more experience and knowledge in these areas. Interns will have the opportunity to work in all areas of the farm. Some duties will include:

  • Market garden - soil prep, seed starting, planting, weeding, harvesting, greenhouse production
  • Maple syrup - bottling syrup, making value added products like maple butter and maple sugars, order preparation
  • Beef Cattle - daily chores, calving, pasture management
  • Meat Chickens - daily chores, flock management. We also have a small laying hen flock.

Applicants must be prepared for hard physical work in all types of weather, some heavy lifting is involved. Working well as a team player plus independently is a must. We offer a fun and educational atmosphere, where we strive to stay organized and on task.

There is on-farm accomodations available in the form of camping trailers, set up with hot water and hot plates/toaster ovens for cooking.

Pay is a monthly stipend of $400 and the interns are welcome to use any produce, meat and eggs that we produce on the farm.

The position begins May 1 and ends October 31.

For more information or to apply please call or email Merridy at 705-931-5794 or puddleduckfarm@nexicom.net

If applying, please send cover letter and resume to above email address.

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 4 2019    ID: 50077