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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Farm Staff
Farm: Joyfully Organic Farm

Location: Markham, near Toronto, GTA, Ontario
Housing: Shared accommodations are available (see below)

Do you have a love of local and organic food? 

Do you love working outdoors and the satisfaction that comes from getting your hands dirty?

As a member of our farm staff team you'll work alongside a small team of enthusiastic young farmers, who are passionate about feeding their local commnity. During the season you will be exposed to all aspects of organic farming and deepen your knowledge of our organic farming methods, produce and operations, season extension, cover cropping, soil quality, harvesting and packing, customer delivery, and selling.  And eat wonderfully along the way!

OUR FARM: Joyfully Organic Farm is a skilled and vibrant Certified Local Organic vegetable farm in the Greater Toronto Area. We have a deep love of amazing food +  strong farming practices. We are planning our 2021 Season and putting together our rock star farm staff team. We are honoured to be the farmers of so many wonderful community members. Over the years, we’ve been blessed to have built a large and loyal base of customers who share our love and excitement for eating well and eating locally! We are active members of our surrounding communities, providing vegetables for prominent Farmers Markets in Toronto, a large CSA in our hometown, and wholesale relationships to local food purveyors + chefs. We passionately believe good organic farming has just amount to do with soil, as it does with food. In our books, taste, nutrition + farm resiliency begins and ends with diligently stewarded soil

STYLE OF FARMING: Our farm engages in a high-output model of vegetable production. Joyfully Organic Farm focuses on lean operational efficiencies, bio-intensive planting, multi-successions, high yields per acreage, and laughing a lot  Please see our site to learn more about our farm.

POSTING : Farm Staff
FULL TIME
May - December 2021

PLEASE NOTE : Previous vegetable, horticultural, or livestock farm work experience is an asset.

A Farm Staff position at Joyfully Organic Farm is ideal for someone who has some experience in farming, and is looking to dive in to a production-focused level of farming. We seek motivated individuals who are focused and thrive in a production farm environment. We are looking for those who are invested in organic agriculture.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Shared accommodations are available if needed, in a clean and attractive apartment.

LOCATION DETAILS: Markham, Ontario (Near Markham/Stouffville/Pickering) 40 Minutes from Toronto, Ontario

DESCRIPTION: As part of our farm team, you will contribute to all aspects of our farm production. Training to our particular farming systems will be provided. Areas of work will include:

  • Weed and Pest Management
  • Fertility and Land Management
  • Machine and Tool Maintenance
  • Seedling Production
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Harvesting Vegetables
  • Carpentry and Building Projects
  • Preparing for/attending Markets CSA

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Positive attitude that contributes to an efficient and enjoyable work environment
  • Keen to contribute ideas and demonstrate problem solving abilities
  • Good sense of humour and desire to work in a team setting
  • At least one season of farming experience
  • Knowledge of organic farming practices is an asset
  • Self-motivated and hardworking
  • Forward thinking
  • Ability to work at a fast pace in groups or alone
  • Physically fit and capable of working efficiently in a variety of weather conditions

WAGES: Compensation will be determined based on the selected candidate’s experience. Monthly wages will be determined in accordance with skills and experience, with the possibility of a seasonal bonus.

HOW TO APPLY: Fill out our Farm Staff Application on our site here. Thanks!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 14 2021    ID: 59475