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FARMING INTERNSHIP

Position: Market Garden Internship
Farm: Edwin County Farms
Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario
Term: full-season position from end of April or mid-May to the beginning of November (see below)

Edwin County Farms is a bio-diverse farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Our 700 acre farm includes a 2 acre intensively planted market garden for vegetables and cut flowers. The farm also produces organic beef, grain and maple syrup. We sell to local chefs and restaurants and feed our community through local farmers’ markets and our on-site farmstand. Our mission is to produce high quality, naturally grown vegetables and flowers to nourish our community as well as to provide a safe environment and sustainable lifestyle for our employees. We have a work culture that strives to be inclusive, productive, efficient, organized, and fun!

Prince Edward County is nestled into the Eastern end of Lake Ontario, along the shores of the Bay of Quinte. With over 30 wineries and cideries and its many restaurants, the County has become a top food and wine destination for culinary enthusiasts. Access the water through the beaches and parks including Sandbanks Provincial Park and many other hidden away destinations. The summer and fall play host to Classical, jazz, and country music festivals as well as theatre.

Tasks:

Under the direction of the market garden director, interns will participate in all aspects of the organic vegetable and cut flower production, from seed to harvest.

This includes:

  • seedling production work (making potting mix, seeding trays)
  • establishment & upkeep of crops (planting and weeding)
  • installation of field materials including caterpillar tunnels, geotextiles, row covers, irrigation
  • vegetable harvest (possibly some flower harvest as well)
  • post-harvest operations: washing, sorting, weighing, bagging
  • bed prep using the broadfork and BCS in the field greenhouses and tractor in the fields
  • recording field and sales data

This is a full-time and full-season position from end of April or mid-May to the beginning of November. Previous farming experience is an asset.

Wage and Benefits:

  • $500/month stipend including room and board and possibility of a bonus at season’s end
  • We work Monday to Friday 40-50 hour weeks depending on the month with a 1hr lunch break
  • One week pre-arranged vacation during the season
  • Free access to surplus vegetables and a stocked pantry of staples

To Apply:

Please send a CV and letter of intent to sebastianlchow@gmail.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 14 2020    ID: 58076