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BIODIVERSE FARMING JOBS

Position: Market Garden Manager
Farm: Edwin County Farms
Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario
Accommodation: can be available depending on what is needed. We have a two bedroom trailer and a one bedroom apartment. 

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 maple syrup, grain, beef, and chicken. We sell to local chefs and restaurants and feed our community through local farmers’ markets, producing a diverse array of produce from April through to November.

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:

The market garden manager will oversee and initiate all activities relating to the organic vegetable and cut flower production. This includes:

  • conducting interviews and hiring the necessary staff members to execute your crop plan
  • creating a season’s crop plan
  • ordering seeds and materials
  • updating weekly fresh sheets for restaurant clients and organizing weekly harvests
  • overseeing and working with the market garden team to carry out the season’s crop plan
  • updating and meeting with the farm owners to discuss strategies, plans, etc.
  • seedling production work (making potting mix, seeding trays) and management of successional planting
  • 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

The successful applicant will have:

  • a minimum of 3 years of experience working in and/or managing intensive market garden operation
  • familiarity with market garden tools and systems including irrigation, small tractors and implements, Paperpot planters, greenhouses, etc
  • familiarity with organic production methods including fertilizer, weed control and integrated pest management
  • Strong organization and team management skills

To apply

Please e-mail your resume and a brief cover letter to:
Lucas.sorbara@mac.com
subject: Market Garden Manager

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 21 2021    ID: 61413