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Positions: Farm Workers - Organic Farm
Organic Farm: The New Farm Inc.
Location: Creemore (near Collingwood, Barrie, Stayner, Ontario)
Term: full-time seasonal, May – October 2020
Housing: car required / no on-farm accommodation

The New Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm specializing in wholesale leafy greens and cucumbers for the restaurant and retail markets. We serve over 100 restaurants and a dozen retail stores in southern Ontario, and are active in the good food movement nationally. We are introducing regenerative farming practices on our farm to reduce tillage and sequester carbon in our soils.

This position will have two primary components:

1) Restaurant Garden Manager  Richmond Station restaurant has maintained a 1/2 acre garden on our farm for the past three seasons where they produce a wide variety of specialty vegetables for use in the restaurant in Toronto and for on-farm events. You will have primary responsibility for working and managing the garden, with direction from Chef Carl Heinrich and the Richmond Station team. Tasks will include transplanting, planting, weeding, harvesting, washing and packing produce from the garden. There will also be an opportunity to work with the Richmond Station team during on-farm events.

2) Production Assistant  You will assist in all aspects of the farm operation, including receiving and consolidating orders, creating daily harvest plans, checking inventory and supervising wholesale pick-ups, tractor work, planting, weeding, harvesting and washing produce. You will also have primary responsibility for setting up temporary electric fencing and moving cattle on our pastures and in our cover crop. We have many visitors to the farm and you will be responsible for leading tours and interacting with the public.

You will be employed and paid by The New Farm, however, you will also report to Richmond Station for the garden component of your work.

Accommodation is NOT included – you will need to find a place to live and have your own transportation to and from the farm. There are a number of accommodation options in the area.

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least two seasons working on a farm.
  • Ability to do hard physical labour.
  • Ability to work alone with minimal supervision.
  • Experience growing and harvesting vegetables.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Outgoing and passionate about organic and regenerative agriculture.
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Beneficial Skills

  • Experience with intensive rotational grazing of cattle.
  • Spanish language.
  • Experience operating a tractor.

Duration: Early May to mid-October, 2020

Hours: 40 to 65 hours a week, six days a week (most Saturdays off)

Salary: $20 to $25 dollars an hour, depending on experience. There is no overtime or vacation pay.

There will be a one-month probation period at the beginning of the season. It is our intention to create a full-time, year-round position in the future, but we can only guarantee employment until mid-October at this time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to promoting equity and diversity in the good food movement. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

To apply, please send a short cover letter and resume to:

Successful applicants will be contacted starting in mid-January to arrange an interview.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 6 2019    ID: 55316