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Position: Farm intern
Type: f/t April-Nov. with stipend, possible accom., more (see below)
Organization: Rielacres farm
Location: near Peterborough/Lakefield, Ontario, possible accom.

Full-season learning position with pay on a small-scale market garden farm, growing by organic standards. You'll be hands-on with all aspects of the operation: seed-starting, field preparation, seeding and cultivating, year-round greenhouse, harvest, farmers' markets, delivery to restaurants. This is a great opportunity to learn market gardening in one season, by trying it all yourself.

The farm is located just North of Lakefield, Ontario (20 min north of Peterborough). We grow using no synthetic fertilizer, no pesticides, and no treated seed. Most of the work is done by hand, with minimal equipment. Focus is on high value out of season crops, minimal manpower, season extension. Heated and unheated greenhouses.

It's fun, and you can learn a lot!

Details and requirements:

  • mid-April 2019 through November
  • 5-6 days a week on a flexible schedule
  • Driver's license required and own car preferred
  • Possible accommodations available
  • Generous stipend paid weekly, plus bonus potential
  • Fresh garden veggies, all you can eat

If you are interested in committing for the season, please send your resume (if you have one) and a cover letter explaining why you're interested, and including any questions you may have:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 11 2018    ID: 49653