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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Organic Vegetable Farm Worker
Farm: Mulberry Moon Farm
Location: Strathroy, near London, Ontario

We are looking for a full-time Farm Worker to join our team for the 2021 season!

About Mulberry Moon Farm

We operate a 1 acre market garden on our 50-acre farm in southwestern Ontario — 10 minutes north of Strathroy on Hwy 81, and 25 km west of London. We specialize in growing high-quality vegetables, which we sell through our Farm Share subscription program, as well as at local farmers' markets and our own small farm store. 

We are passionate about sustainable and regenerative agriculture and rebuilding the connection between farms and communities. We are focused on building healthy soils, reducing our carbon footprint and promoting biodiversity within our farm environment. Although we are not yet certified we follow the organic standard. We grow a wide variety of vegetables intensively on a small acreage. Other than a small walk-behind BCS tractor, we do most of our labour by hand and with small tools. We grow on raised beds and also have three hoophouses where we grow early spring greens and summer tomatoes.

We're also a family farm raising two young children who are outside with us much of the time. Life is busy on our farm! 

Job Hours/Duration

  • May through November (flexible start and end dates)
  • Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm. 1 hour unpaid lunch break.

Our Ideal Candidate...

  • Has a keen interest in organic, sustainable agriculture.
  • Has the ability and willingness to work long hours outside in a demanding physical environment, in many different types of weather. 
  • Has the mental and physical stamina for long and repetitive tasks. 
  • Can work efficiently and quickly with good attention to detail - knows how to hustle. 
  • Can follow instructions and learn new tasks quickly. 
  • Has reliable transportation to and from the farm - no farm accommodation available. 
  • A love of nature, a sense of humour, and a positive outlook go a long way!

Job Responsibilities

  • Field work

    • Seeding, transplanting, weeding, bed prep

  • Greenhouse work

    • Seeding, thinning, potting up, trellising, pruning 

  • Harvesting

    • Picking, cutting, digging and carrying produce

  • Processing

    • Washing, weighing, bagging, bunching, and packing produce 

  • Clean up and record keeping

  • Help with farm store set up 
  • Participate in Saturday Farmers’ market when need arise

What We Provide

  • $14.25/hr
  • A weekly Farm Share

Although farming is a lot of hard work, we feel privileged to be able to spend our days outside and join in the cycle of nature. We do our best to inject our days with good humour and rewards for a job well done. Having the opportunity to share our produce with a supportive community really fuels our work as well. We hope that the person who joins us will share some of this joy and have the opportunity to grow with us.

How to Apply

Please email us at mulberrymoonfarm@gmail.com with a cover letter and resume, and tell us about yourself. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 26 2021    ID: 58444