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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Farm Worker 
Type: full-time or part-time paid positions
Farm: Roots and Shoots Farm
Location: in Sainte-Cecile-de-Masham near Wakefield QC, 30 mins north of Ottawa

Are you enthusiastic, physically strong person? Do you love good food? Do you care about the environment? Do you like working outside? If so, this is the job for you!

About Us

We grow 15 acres of certified organic veggies on our 100 acre farm. Our goal is to improve our local food system while inspiring our customers to explore the wonders of seasonal produce. We produce quality food for our summer, fall and winter vegetable shares (CSA), our farm store, and our booth at the Ottawa Farmers' Market at Landsdowne Park. We currently have five farmers running our operation and are looking for capable, enthusiastic people to join our team.

Our team works together from seed to market to bring our customers high quality, sustainably grown organic vegetables. You will be part of the planting, harvesting, weeding and marketing, which means you will see customer satisfaction with the veggies that you helped grow! This is a very physically demanding job and we encourage fast paced work, but we also think that this is part of the fun!

Requirements:

  • Physically Strong

  • Adaptable

  • Ability to work quickly

  • Ability to work in extreme weather situations

  • Ability to maintain pace

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude

  • Ability to work with people

Previous farm experience or other physical work is an asset. 

Tasks

Assist with planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, packing and pest management. 

Wage

$12.50/hour. Full time employees work an average of 42h/week. You will get paid for all hours worked. You will be provided with a contract outlining expectations and remuneration.

Overtime — Employees staying on the farm have the opportunity to do overtime work for additional pay.

Extras

Vegetables are free. Semi-private accommodations are available on farm. Wakefield and Sainte-Cecile-de-Masham are close by, where you may rent rooms/apartments.

We share lunches everyday. Employees contribute to an employee-managed grocery fund.

As this is a paid position, we do not offer official education, but on-farm learning is inevitable and we have five experienced farmers to learn from. You can learn about best harvest and postharvest handling practices, crop-planning, pest management, fertility and irrigation methods and more! We keep an extensive library of books to learn more in the off hours if you choose!

We do like to keep employees on board from year to year, if all parties feel comfortable, so long term employment is a possibility.

About us

Please visit our website http://www.rootsandshootsfarm.com for more information on our farm.

To apply

Send your resume and references to:
info@rootsandshootsfarm.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 22 2019    ID: 50604