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Position: Farmers for Organic Greenhouse Operation
Company: Loco Fields
Location: Stratford, Ontario

Loco Fields is an organic (non-certified) vegetable grower located just outside Stratford, Ontario. Our focus is on the production of leafy greens, micro greens, ginger, turmeric, heirloom tomatoes, specialty vegetables, and other salad crops. Our products are made available through farmer's markets in London, Toronto & Stratford, through our own distribution to restaurants in southern Ontario and via small independent retailers and grocery stores. We also have recently begun sales with distributors and other wholesalers.

Our primary growing is now carried out directly in the soil under 60,000 sq ft of unheated tunnels and greenhouses, this includes a 2000sg ft micro greens operation in a heated greenhouse.

With the focus on greenhouse culture, we operate all year and are less dependant on large single harvests. Our busiest seasons are spring and fall with time for vacation during summer and winter months! We are constantly evolving with new projects and ever-changing crops, and have an appetite for the unusual. Crop trials and research are a big part of what keeps us fresh!

There is a strong focus on sustainability on the farm, we have always grown our produce organically without the use of any chemicals. Soil health and the future of the planet, on the whole, are not an afterthought. We use minimal fossil fuels, and choose humans over machines. Worker health both, mental and physical are both equally as important. We strive to be low waste and are always striving for better, more sustainable packaging or better yet no packaging.

We are currently seeking individuals for full time seasonal from approx March 1 to December 1, as well as permanent year-round positions. Hours are Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm with rotating part-day weekends (to help with watering etc), Market shifts available for the right individual as well. Hours may change slightly to account for the weather (we like to start early during the hottest days of the year and work with the sun during the coldest days). Wages will vary depending on experience or skills. The is a potential for wage increase after the first 3 months, for those with no previous experience.

Job Qualifications and Requirements

  • Interest in farming, serious gardening or plants is critical. You should have a passion for food, whether growing, cooking, or just eating!
  • Although we don’t expect you to stay hunched over all day, this can be a physically demanding job, you must be able to bend, kneel, squat, lift and work in various positions
  • We do our best to work with the weather, you must be prepared and able to work in all types of conditions, greenhouses can get hot during the day and are cool in the winter. Rain and snow are less of a factor with our operation
  • We are looking for motivated people that are reliable and have a strong work ethic. Must have strong attention to detail, we strive to produce high-quality products. The farm is a business and other people and plants are depending on usMust have reliable transportation, drivers license an asset and necessary if interested in farmers markets
  • Communication and working as a team are important, the farm can be fun and you will be spending some time alongside your co-workers, we try to build a good team of people that are like-minded and enjoy being around each other. Being able to work alone and make decisions is just as critical, dealing with living things and weather factors often require being able to think on the fly

There a plenty of opportunities on the farm for personal and job growth, you will get out of it what you put into it. We welcome input and encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas. This can be an exciting opportunity for the right person.

If Interested please apply via email to:
locofields@gmail.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Feb 12 2020    Numéro : 56013