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Position: Market Garden Assistant
Type: summer job / contract
Company: Art Farm Produce
Location: Warkworth, Trent Hills, Ontario (between Peterborough, Cobourg, Trenton, Belleville)

We are looking for help this season in our sustainable market garden. If you are hardworking, enjoy being outdoors and are interested in organic and regenerative agriculture – we invite you to join Art Farm this summer!

Art Farm is a 28 acre farm near Warkworth in the rolling hills of Northumberland County. We have approximately 1 1/2 acres under cultivation, with some shrub and tree fruit production, as well as free- range chickens for eggs and meat. We implement regenerative agriculture methods, following organic standards, although not certified organic, including crop rotation, living mulch, low/no-till, etc.

We need to hire one seasonal employee, four days/week. You will be working alongside our existing part-time employee and the farm owners.

Candidates must be Canadian citizens and be 30 years old or younger. No exceptions. Preference will be given to those with farming experience.

Job Description: The Farm Worker will be working primarily in the vegetable fields. Training will be provided, as needed. Tasks will include:

  • Transplanting seedlings from greenhouse to fields
  • Weeding, hoeing, tilling and irrigating .
  • Applying compost , and organic foliar sprays.
  • Harvesting on a weekly basis for 2 Farmers Markets and making observations about overall plant health and vigor.
  • Washing and preparing produce for markets.
  • Assistance with chickens: gathering eggs, watering and feeding.

You must be content to work outside for all of each day, regardless of weather conditions and must be reasonably fit as you will be required to move for much of the day, including squatting, reaching, bending, kneeling, lifting, etc. You must be a hard worker and willing to work long days, if needed. You must be a team player, but also be content to work alone, depending upon the task.

No smokers please.

Compensation: $14.-15/hr; depending on experience, average 35 hrs/week, minimum (there is opportunity to work more part-time hours outside of the 12 week main season June-Aug., i.e. May and October.

Housing None

Time Commitments: Part time hours are available April, May and October, according to weather. Main season position is from June 16 to August 28, 2020 (12 weeks, 32 hours per week).

If you are interested in this position, please email a cover letter and resume to:

subject: “job application”.

Thank you for your interest!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 11 2020    ID: 56400