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Position: Farm Intern
Type: f/t May-October with accom., stipend, more (see below)
Housing: on-farm accom. available (see below)
 Against the Grain Farm of Winchester
Location: Winchester, just south of Ottawa, Ontario

We are accepting 1 full time internship position on our farm during the 2019 season. Our farm is located 30 min south of Ottawa and 2 hours west of Montreal. We are a mixed farm, focusing on heritage grain and cereal crops, and restoration of heritage seed stock for grains and dried beans.   We are looking for a candidate who would like to gain more experience and knowledge with heritage grains/legumes.  Ideal candidate would also be interested in doing social media, farmers markets and CSA grain share.

Some duties will include:

  • Market garden — soil prep, seed starting, planting, weeding, harvesting, production
  • Restoration of heritage seed collections, grow outs for other international organizations and bulking of rare seed varieties
  • Grain Trial, gathering data and maintaining notes on large selection of heirloom grains, including harvesting, thrashing, milling
  • preparation of grains for farmers markets, wholesale and retail sales, some tractor work involved
  • Meat Chickens/small animal husbandry — daily chores, flock management. We also have a small laying hen flock.

Applicants must be prepared for physical work in . Working well as a team player plus independently is a must. We offer a fun and educational atmosphere, where we strive to stay organized and on task.

There is on-farm accomodations available in the form of small apartment, set up with hot water, complete cooking kitchen.

Pay is a monthly stipend of $400 and the interns are welcome to use any produce, grains, whole grain flours, herbs meat and eggs that we produce on the farm.

The position begins May 1 and ends October 31.

Excellent opportunity for international student looking to learn more about Canada and farming.

For more information or to apply please email Shelley at:

If applying, please send cover letter and resume to above email address.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 24 2019    ID: 50730