Positions: Market gardening
Farm: Ferme Pleine Lune
Location: Low, Quebec (20 mins from Wakefield / 45 mins from downtown Ottawa)
Housing: own transportation required / mobile housing option (see below)
Ferme Pleine Lune is a certified organic, mixed vegetable operation located 20 minutes North of Wakefield, Quebec. We provide produce for Summer and Winter CSA, a farmers market and a multi-farm CSA co-op.
This year we are starting fresh at our new and improved farm! That means that in addition to regular farming activities, staff may have the opportunity to participate in infrastructure start-up projects and learn about building a new farm.
We are looking for a few employees for the remainder of the 2022 season to work full or part time from August to October. For the right candidates this contract can be extended into the Winter and continue full-time in 2023.
Working under the guidance of the Farm Operations Manager and alongside the Field Manager, staff will be engaged in all aspects of farming operations. Tasks will change with the seasons. Expect a lot of greenhouse and seedling maintenance in early spring, followed by field prep, planting and weeding, and once summer kicks in A LOT of harvesting, washing, packing, and delivering. Autumn is full of our bulk harvests for winter CSA, as well as field clean up and finishing up all the projects that summer swept to the side.
Much of the work we do here is done by hand, with the assistance of some machinery. We work in all kinds of weather, and so applicants must be prepared to work in varied conditions (with their own rain/mud/sun/snow gear). Candidates must be physically fit and able to perform heavy and/or repetitive tasks. This type of work is very physically demanding, and at times repetitive and requires early rising.
The ideal candidate enjoys hard work, being outdoors and can work quickly and efficiently. Some farming or tree planting experience is an asset. They should have a keen interest in market gardening and an ability to perform a wide range of tasks in an efficient and organized manner.
We try to have a good time in our work, so a sense of humor and friendliness is an asset!
Our employees also receive:
Housing & Transportation
We are located 20 minutes from Wakefield, QC, and 45 minutes from downtown Ottawa. Candidates must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the farm. If you have mobile housing, you are welcome to set up on farm and use basic facilities (shower, laundry) at a cost of $100.00/month. Please specify if you require to set up mobile housing.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 7 2022 ID: 65055