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Position: Farm Internship
Type: full-time internship with accom., food, stipend, more (see below)
GoodLot Farm (& GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co.)
Location: Caledon, GTA, Ontario

Our farm is located on 28 acres, an hour northwest of Toronto, near the village of Caledon. Having recently launched our on-farm brewery, our hops are now grown for the purpose of using them in our own recipes and possible collaborations with others in the brewing community. We are a farm first, using sustainable and organic principles which are the foundations of our vision. Although growing hops is our primary focus, we also grow vegetables/herbs, raise lay hens, employ sheep in our yard for grazing/weeding purposes and are experimenting with growing alternative beer ingredients to use in our recipes. We strive to be community builders, encouraging local partnerships and hosting more events on-site each season.

We are looking for help with our farm endeavours this season. In addition to hands-on-learning and exposure to hop growing, we also offer on-site accommodations, a weekly food stipend plus one week paid vacation. In exchange, we ask for 36 hrs / week of your time, a flexible attitude, diligent work ethic and a community-minded heart.

Are you interested in learning more about growing hops? Are you looking to deepen your interest and practical hands-on techniques growing organic vegetables and managing small-scale livestock? Do you want to experiment with your own plot of land to see what you enjoy growing? In addition, we encourage you to attend local workshops & seminars that further foster your interests, whether its seed saving, canning & preserving or learning further organic strategies.

We launched our brewery in March 2017. Our manufacturing facility / bottle shop will be open to the public this summer, so they’ll be some exposure to beer making, distribution processes and beer festivals, if this interests you!

Overview of the things you will learn throughout the season:

  • Early spring: hanging trellis lines (must be comfortable working at heights, safety harnesses & training supplied), training bines
  • Field work: pruning, weeding, raised bed preparation, transplanting
  • Learn about soil building techniques, cover cropping, composting, organic pest controls
  • Harvest: help with drying, packaging and transport
  • Vegetable / herb / brewers’ garden: tilling, planting, weeding, harvesting
  • Poultry: 8 lay hens that require daily feeding, gathering of eggs etc.
  • Sheep: arrive mid-summer for (rotational) grazing & help with pruning, daily care required
  • General maintenance help around the farm (ie: help fix fencing, plant new trees, cut grass, etc)
  • Opportunities to help out at beer festivals and on-farm events, if interested

What we offer:

  • A peaceful, natural environment with your own private accommodations (1978 airstream trailer) parked near creek
  • Trailer has an small decking, outdoor shower, kitchen, BBQ
  • A small plot of land for you to experiment with
  • A learning environment, including hands-on techniques
  • Encouragement & support for you to enroll in local workshops, expand your knowledge base & nurture your interests.
  • Access to seasonal organic vegetables, herbs, eggs
  • Flexible schedule = 36 hrs / week labour (we’ll decide together how best to schedule it, for instance: full days vs. half days)
  • $200 weekly food stipend plus WSIB coverage
  • Bonus pay, should you stay throughout whole season
  • One week paid vacation during your internship (ideally 1st week of August)
  • Located in rolling hills of Caledon - 10 mins drive to Erin, 15 mins to Orangeville – trails close by for hiking, running, biking.

What you offer:

  • An interest in organic farming principles
  • A keen, enthusiastic attitude, with a yearning to learn
  • A kind, compassionate spirit around children, animals and plants
  • Can work efficiently both on a team and independently, when required
  • Thoughtful and honest communicator; essential for co-habitation
  • Physically fit; comfortable working at heights; in any weather
  • Farming experience would be ideal, but a willingness to learn is more essential
  • An honest, trustworthy soul to share our farm with this summer
  • Valid G license
  • Canadian Citizen

Preferred start date is May 1st through to mid-September, but can be flexible with the right candidate(s).

Please visit our website at (and/or to learn more about us!

To apply, please submit covering letter & resume to:
Deadline March 25, 2018.

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GoodWork ID: 44495       Date posted to Mar 7 2018