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Position: Farm assistant
Organization: Green Being Farm
Location: Neustadt, Ontario

Green Being Farm produces beautiful vegetables, grassfed beef, and pastured pork and poultry on our farm near historic Neustadt, Ontario.  We sell our food directly to the people who eat it through our Community Shared Agriculture programs and online meat sales.

Farm assistant

Green Being Farm is looking to hire a part time farm assistant. 25 hours/week, with a flexible schedule. Tasks include managing the CSA market gardens and working with our pastured chickens, pigs and grassfed cattle. Candidate must be self-motivated and content working alone as much of the work is solitary. However, we are very happy to make this a shared position if two people would like to apply together.

In addition to paid hours, there are numerous opportunities for the candidate to incubate their own farm business on our land, using whatever infrastructure and tools we have available. In the past, people have run market gardens, grown flowers, raised bees, ducks, grown herbs, trees, etc. There is lots of land, including greenhouse space available.

Wage is $15/hr, plus meat, vegetables and eggs from our farm, and there is a lovely apartment on the farm available for rent. While rent does consume a fair part of the wages, additional income can be earned through the running of your own farm enterprise or by acquiring work in town or on one of the neighbouring small, organic farms (of which there are quite a few!). We can put you in touch with these farms and help you dream up a one-of-a-kind experience for you, or provide the support you need to jump start your own enterprise.

Please feel free to contact Tarrah to discuss any ideas you might be considering for additional local employment, possible side ventures on the farm, etc.

To learn more about our farm, please visit http://www.greenbeingfarm.ca, find us on instagram @green_being_farm and facebook.

Time span: Start date is flexible — sometime between March 1 and May 1st. Contract ends Mar 1, 2021 with the possibility of a second contract.

Candidates are required to have previous farming experience and able to lift 50 lb loads.

To apply: please email Tarrah with resume and cover letter, and a reference from a farm. Or feel free to just get the ball rolling by emailing me with any questions you have: greenbeingfarm@gmail.com

We will send all interested applicants an information package with more details about the position, the farm, the farmers and what we are looking for in an ideal candidate.  

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 28 2019    ID: 55030