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BIODYNAMIC FARMING

2 Farm Employee Positions Available:

  1. Full-time Farmer
  2. Half-time Farmer / Half-time Child Care

Employer: Fiddle Foot Farm

Location: 796530 3rd Line, Mansfield, ON, 1 hour North of Toronto, on the Niagara Escarpment

Type: Full-time, paid, room & partial board (see below)

Start date: As soon as possible, until November 30th, 2018 with option of winter employment

ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC FARM – 2018 SEASON

Fiddle Foot Farm is a diverse Biodynamic farm that grows 5.5 acres of vegetables. We market our produce through a summer and winter CSA, to wholesale customers and at the Orangeville and Evergreen Brickworks Farmer’s Markets. We also keep a small herd of cattle. 2018 is our 11th season running a farm business.

We practice a holistic approach to farm management through the incorporation of Biodynamic practices. We consider the land that we work to be a dynamic and living Farm Organism that can be increasingly sensitized to nature’s rhythms through the application of consciously prepared herbal preparations, carefully timed plantings and the power of positive intentions and human thought. Working at Fiddle Foot Farm is appropriate for curious minds seeking to develop a practical and more personal connection to the natural world through daily interactions with soil, plants, animals and people.

You will have the opportunity to work with many aspects of sustainable agriculture. This includes seeding, transplanting, cultivation / weeding, irrigation, use of BCS walk-behind tractor, harvesting, post-harvest handling, marketing, caring for animals, canning / preserving, etc. You will have access to our extensive agricultural library.

The 66-acre farm property includes access to the Bruce Trail and the nearby Boyne River.

More information about Fiddle Foot Farm can be found on our website: http://www.fiddlefootfarm.com

**We are looking for 2 Employees for the rest of the 2018 growing season**

Timing: As soon as possible - November 30th (start and end dates are negotiable)

Compensation:

  • Hourly wage $14/hr
  • On-farm accommodations in a 3 bedroom, 800 ft2 house ($400 Rent will be deducted from pay if living on the farm)
  • Food: vegetables from the farm, and some farm-raised meat

All applicants must be willing and able to work long, satisfying hours in the outdoors, 5-6 days a week and be committed to working in a team environment. All applicants should have good communication skills, be independent workers, be physically fit and most of all have a strong desire to learn by doing.

Half-time Farmer/ Half-time Child Care Position: We are looking for one employee who will divide their time between farm work and the care of our 4.5-year-old son and 1.5-year-old daughter! Your specific schedule is yet to be determined, but would include at most half-time child-care (adventuring!) with remaining time spent working on the farm. No farming experience is necessary, but we would like to see that you have experience working with young children. If you are interested in this position, please indicate on your application.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to either of these positions, please send us a cover letter and resume to fiddlefootfarm@gmail.com .

If you have any questions regarding the employment opportunity, please be in touch via phone or email.

Contact: Graham Corbett & Amy Ouchterlony
Tel. 519-215-9138
E-mail: fiddlefootfarm@gmail.com

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FoodWork ID: 46831       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Jul 29 2018