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Position: Naturally grown farm work-stay / volunteer
Type: volunteer position with accom, food, weekly salary, more (see below)
Organization: BERNIE'S GREENS/Bern'ail
Location: Très-Saint-Rédempteur, west of Montreal, Quebec

I am a market gardener and vegetable grower (Certified Naturally Grown) in western Quebec, near the Ontario border. I do not use any treated or GMO seeds, no chemical fertilizer neither pesticides! All my production is done with 100% natural methods.

I have a 15 acres farm, of which two acres are currently cultivated.

I have three greenhouses for production, the rest is open field growing… I specialize in early greens (spinach, Asian greens mix, lettuce, Kale, swiss chard, scallions, baby beets, etc.). My main field production is garlic. In my greenhouse, I mainly grow pink, red and cherry tomatoes, but also eggplants and sweet peppers.

I sell my veggies in three farmers markets, local customers and at food coops.

I'm seeking a volunteer to work with me from beginning of April until the end of October.

Here are some details and advantages of choosing to do your volunteer work with me:

  • I offer food, accommodation and a salary of $150 per week
    • Full accommodation
      • Logging: In my house on the farm.
      • Food included
    • There will be a 2 weeks trial period, so each of us can determine if we can work well together
    • Must be reliable and stay for the entire season (beginning of April until the end of October)
  • I have 25 years experience and I often teach and advise others on their individual projects. It's very important for me that the volunteer should feel he or she has learned something useful during their stay, that they can use this knowledge in the future.
  • I live in a beautiful spot with forest and walking trails
  • I live at a 50 minutes drive from Montreal
  • I am part of a well-established network of organic farmers in the region
  • I sell my products at local farmers markets and the volunteer would gain farmers market selling experience
  • I’m open minded, flexible and I enjoy discussion about all kinds of topics
  • I’m a very honest and I am a person of integrity
  • I enjoy very good and healthy cuisine ( i'm not a vegan )
  • I have a cat and a dog
  • I have a daughter who visits regularly and I share my property with my brother (who does not work on the farm)
  • I speak English and French, and you have the opportunity to learn French if desired

Job Description

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  • A lot of weeding
  • Transplanting, harvesting, preparing veggies for the markets, seeding, fertilizing, soil preparation for beds and all other aspects of vegetable production… there’s always something to do on a farm.

I’m looking for someone that has those characteristics:

  • Someone that likes to work physically , and outdoors (45-50 hours per week)
  • Must be a clean living person ( no smoking in the house )
  • Does not have any dependencies to alcohol or to drugs
  • Open minded and flexible for listening and for learning technics and methods
  • Must be autonomous - work with no or little supervision
  • Must be reliable and stay for the entire season (beginning of April until the end of October)
  • Having a driving licence and/or owning a car is a must for your own transport and outings

Please contact me for more information or to set up an interview:
pinblancbonneau mask gmail.com*

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GoodWork ID: 39350       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Mar 31 2017