Organic Farm Worker at Heartbeet Farm
Who is Heartbeet?
Heartbeet Farm is a small-scale vegetable operation run by David Mazur-Goulet and Kate Garvie. We feed 60 families through summer and fall CSAs from June to December. Established in 2018 northwest of Ottawa, Heartbeet Farm moved to a permanent location in North Augusta, ON in July 2021. We use a tractor for bed-prep, cover cropping and large fall harvests, and human-power and hand tools for weeding and weekly harvests throughout the season. We strive to follow sustainable, regenerative growing practices that build the soil, sequester carbon, and increase biodiversity on the farm. We are a values-driven farm working towards a resilient, equitable local food system. Visit http://www.heartbeetfarm.ca to learn more about us.
Main Role: You will get a chance to participate in all aspects of the farm operation from greenhouse work and transplanting in the spring to weeding and weekly harvesting and packing in the summer, and large storage crop harvests in the fall.
Since this is our first production year in North Augusta, there are lots of infrastructure projects including building a wash station, a curing room for sweet potatoes, and more. This is a great opportunity to participate in building farm infrastructure and systems from the ground up while joining a team with a dozen years of market gardening experience.
Kate is responsible for field production and you will spend most of your time working alongside her in the field. David keeps things running behind the scenes and will join for large tasks and harvests.
We encourage you to identify your areas of interest in your cover letter. For example: how to use/maintain large machinery, how to make a crop plan for a CSA, etc.
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Who is the ideal candidate?
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Heartbeet Farm celebrates diversity in the farming community and acknowledges that it has traditionally been a white, male-dominated space. We strive to create a safe, inclusive environment and encourage women, BIPOC, and queer applicants.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 7 2022 ID: 62326