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Positions: Farm Internships
Type: f/t internship with accom., food, stipend, more (see below)
Farm: Chick-a-biddy Acres CSA

Location: near Peterborough/Rice Lake, Ontario (includes accom.)
Dates: a.s.a.p. to October, 2019

Would you like to gain the skills for self sufficiency? Or start your own CSA and/or market garden? Then spend the spring and summer with us at Chick-a-biddy Acres! You will take away all the skills and methods required to live the dream.

Your days will be spent outdoors and on the move for a greatly rewarding, healthy and strengthening experience.

Chick-a-biddy is entering our 19th season of production and has 15 years experience with hosting interns. We are looking for 1 person with enthusiasm about food and farming, stamina and an abundance of positive attitude.

We are a 50 member CSA farm set on 72 acres of scenic Trent Hills pastureland, 30 mins east of Peterborough. We sell our produce at markets in Ptbo., as well as supplying local restaurants, co-ops and catering companies, and through our CSA program.

Here are some of the farm activities you will be involved with:

  • Greenhouse operations – from early spring/summer seed propagation to the season extension in the fall
  • Soil building techniques/cover cropping/composting
  • Field work – raised bed preparations/transplanting/seeding/weed management
  • CSA share organization from harvest through delivery
  • Customer relations at drop offs and farmers’ market
  • Livestock care and management – minding pastured poultry and laying hens
  • Building projects

The 4 acres of mixed vegetable production and the 4 greenhouses — along with the livestock and eggs — offer a broad scope of education.

What We Offer

  • Teaching you the skills to carry forward to your dream garden vision
  • peaceful natural environment working alongside friendly & knowledgable farmers
  • living in separate home from main farmhouse with laundry, internet, separate bedrooms, kitchen, library. Your comfort is very important to us.
  • all food supplied by us including off farm purchases (bread, butter, milk, cheese etc.) Delicious organic shared meals at lunch.
  • One workshop monthly at different farms in the CRAFT Kawartha node ( 
  • $400 monthly stipend – this is a means of offsetting any other costs you may have and as a thank you for your commitment, It is not intended as a hourly compensation.
  • one week vacation during your internship

What You Offer:

  • Most importantly a keen interest and a deep commitment to small scale sustainable market gardening & to developing your farming skills
  • some experience in some aspect of gardening, landscaping, tree planting etc. would be great – but is not required.
  • willingness to endure long physical hours in all weather conditions.
  • Curiosity, perseverance, and flexibility
  • Positivity, understanding and willingness to learn
  • Class G Driver's License

We would like for the right candidate to begin asap and stay on thru till October 31. We work 5.5 days per week, approx. 10 hr days with an hour off for lunch and 2 daily 20 min breaks.

For the right candidate we can be flexible on the start/ end dates. Check out our website for more info:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 11 2019    ID: 53466