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SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARMS

Hiring: Field Hand (2 positions)
Organization: Vintage Soil Farm (VS)

Location:
Kemptville, between Kingston & Ottawa ON
Housing: no on-site housing available 

After a wonderful 2022 season, Vintage Soil Farm is expanding and we’re looking for 2 full-time farmers to join our team just outside of Kemptville, ON!

About Us

Our mission is to cultivate soil, food, and community sustainably.

VS is a small-scale mixed vegetable farm. We grow on rented land outside of Kemptville, ON. We rent 5.5 field acres (with 2.5 acres of veggies and the rest being rotational cover crops) and distribute our veg through a CSA program, 2 farmers markets, and the Little Blue Barn (our farm stand). VS is primarily draft and human-powered with the occasional tractor use when needed. We grow in accordance with the organic certification standards but are not yet certified.

About You...

Are you hardworking and reliable?

Do you enjoy working alone?

Do you have your full driver's license?

Do you have reliable transportation to the farm?

Do you have experience working outside in a physically demanding job in all types of weather (i.e. landscaping, tree planting, farming etc)?

What About...

Do you value open and honest communication?

Are you interested in starting your own farm one day?

Are you looking to learn more about small-scale farming?

Do you have experience working with horses?

If you answered yes to a lot of these questions, keep on reading!

We are a small farm with a small team. You must be comfortable working alone and taking initiative.

We will be a 2-3 person team and working alone is going to be a regular occurrence. But, you will also be working closely alongside the owner, Isabelle. Isabelle farmed for 6 years in ON, BC, and QC (including management at 3 farms for 4 years) prior to starting Vintage Soil Farm. There is a lot of potential for knowledge sharing.

There will be the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the farm:

  • Propagation
  • Greenhouse management
  • Transplanting
  • Irrigation management
  • Farmer’s Market
  • CSA pick-up and deliveries
  • Post-harvest and CSA packing
  • Minor infrastructure projects
  • Farm stand management
  • And more!

If you are coming to the farm with previous farming experience we can work together to include areas of particular interest into your daily tasks. As we are on rented land and going into our third season, we are still working on refining our systems and you can have the opportunity to help us do this!

Job Terms

  • April 24th to November 30th (there may be potential for work in December)
  • 35 hours a week.
  • There may be potential for a few extra hours here and there, we value work-life balance and will never work more than 35-40 hours a week.
  • Starting wage is $16+/hr
  • 1 position will be Monday to Friday
  • 1 position will be Sunday to Thursday (from June onwards)
  • Both positions will require a full driver’s license

No living accommodation is available as VS is on rented land.

Benefits

  • Health & Wellness stipend
  • Work gear stipend
  • 2 Paid sick days
  • Access to fresh, seasonal vegetables
  • Wage review after 3 months

CONTACT

Please send your resume and a cover letter to Isabelle at isabelle@vintagesoilfarm.com

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 20 2023    ID: 66609