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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Organic Farm Field Hand
Farm: Mount Wolfe Farm
Location: Caledon, GTA, Ontario

Since 2016 Mount Wolfe Farm has been operating as a family-run, small-scale, ecological vegetable and chicken farm in Caledon. As we enter into our 9th season, we are looking to grow our fieldwork team. We are primarily a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm and also attend farmers markets throughout the summer. We also pasture a flock of egg-laying hens. This position involves a lot of training, and priority will be given to candidates that express interest in possibly returning in 2025. Please note this position may not be suited to a co-op position for your colledge program becasue it extends into the school year.

This position starts in late April to early May and runs to the middle/end of November. This is a part-time position of approximately 30 hours a week over 3-4 days. Hourly rate is $16.70/hour. Need full time? Don’t hesitate to apply, we can help you with access to supplemental employment with another company, Gardens by MsPlants.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with all manner of vegetable cultivation and harvesting alongside our Field Manager Jeff, Field-Manager-in-training Dana, Farm manager Sarah, and rotating cast of workshare members and volunteers.
  • Assisting with chicken chores when required and customer service at CSA pickups on Fridays

Attributes of our ideal candidate are:

  • Experience working on or long-term volunteer experience in ecological and/or small scale organic agriculture **Huge Asset**
  • Works well in a team setting and takes direction well
  • Good listener and observant
  • Physically fit and able to work outside, rain or shine, for long hours
  • Enjoys nature & wildlife
  • Physically able to lift heavy loads up to 30-40lbs
  • Personal integrity, good time-management, & excellent communication skills
  • Always striving to learn & improve skills

How to Apply?

Email your resume to sdolamor@gmail.com subject line: 2024 Field Hand Position. We require at least 2 character references from recent employers/mentors (within past 2 years preferably). Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Viable candidates will be contacted for follow-up interviews.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sarah & the Mount Wolfe Team

 


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 7 2024    ID: 70194