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ORGANIC FARMING JOBS

Position: Organic Farm Worker
Farm: Little Fields Farm
Location: Bright, Ontario. Half-hour southwest of Kitchener. 

We're looking for a hard-working and passionate person to join the farm for the 2021 season!

Little Fields Farm is a small-scale organic farm about a half-hour southwest of Kitchener, Ontario. We grow an acre of vegetables for a 100-member CSA program and raise pastured laying hens, chickens, turkeys and pigs. Our goal is to produce good food in a way that works with the natural environment and the natural instincts of the animals we raise. You would be working alongside the farmer and a handful of regular volunteers to help run all aspects of the farm.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planting, weeding and harvesting vegetables, herbs and flowers
  • Providing the animals with food and water and moving them to new pasture
  • Helping to distubute CSA shares at the weekly CSA pickups

Hours:

7am-5pm Monday-Friday with an hour unpaid lunch break, and 10am-1pm on Saturdays

Duration:

May 3rd - October 30th

Wage:

$15/hour and a weekly supply of vegetables

Qualifications:

  • Previous farm experience is ideal but not required
  • Must have a passion for sustainable agriculture
  • The ability to lift 50lbs on a regular basis and perform physically difficult and repetitive tasks in the garden, such as squating, bending, kneeling etc.
  • Must be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions (with the exception of thunderstorms)
  • The ability to take initiative and learn new tasks quickly
  • The ability to work quickly and with attention to detail
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the farm

Perks:

  • Access to the farm's small farming library and one-on-one mentorship
  • The possibility of continuing on the farm the following season in a more managerial role
  • The possibility of running your own small farming project on the farm the following season

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to: claire@littlefields.farm

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Jan 11 2021    Numéro : 58265