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Position: Assistant Farm Manager
Type: paid full-time / room & board available
Organization: Common Ground Farm
Location: St. Thomas, near London, Ontario

The farm:

We are a mixed vegetable farm just southwest of St. Thomas, Ontario. We have a year-round CSA and we go to 2 local farmers markets. As well we raise a few pastured pigs, chickens and we grow hops and sell them to local micro breweries, but vegetable production represents well over 90% of what we do. We serve a strong and committed community of customers at both our CSA and farm markets where we focus on quality organic vegetable production. We rely heavily on season extension and we grow vegetables and harvest every month of the year.

Experience & Key attributes for position:

  • Minimum 2-3 years running or working on an Organic Vegetable farm with a focus on direct marketing (through CSA or farmer’s market).
  • Experience growing a wide range vegetables from seed selection, greenhouse transplant production, hoophouse and field growing to harvest and marketing
  • Motivated, hard-working and efficient
  • A positive attitude and the ability to see the big picture

Job Duties

The job will be tailored to a successful applicant but will include the following aspects:

  • Taking part in all aspects of farm work (planting, weeding, infrastructure, animals, harvesting, etc)
  • Greenhouse transplant management
  • Planting plan oversight
  • Harvest management
  • Weekend Farmer’s Market Stand
  • daily / weekly managing farm crew (3-6 people)
  • CSA subscription management
  • Social Media / Farm marketing

More details:

  • $2300 to $3000 monthly depending on qualifications and experience
  • Room and board available on the farm
  • Contract available from February to November
  • Regular work hours are M-F 7 or 8am to 5pm with a 1-hour lunch. Regular chores on weekends and market attendance is done on a rotating basis with the farm crew.

To apply, please send resume and/or cover letter as well as references of past farm work to:
chris@commongroundfarm.ca

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GoodWork ID: 43223       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Dec 4 2017