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Position: Organic Farm Staff - Market Garden
Organization: Fiddlehead Farm
Location: Demorestville, Prince Edward County, Ontario

6 month position: May 1st, 2017 – October 27th, 2017

5 days a week,

$11.40/hour;

housing available.

Due to personal reasons one of our hired staff members has informed us that they won't be able to work the 2017 season with us as planned. As such Fiddlehead Farm is in search of someone to replace the position.

Fiddlehead Farm is an eight acre organic market garden based on a 128 acre property in the north east corner of Prince Edward County, Ontario. We are in our sixth year of operation producing a wide selection of organically grown produce for distribution into the County, Belleville, and Toronto. We run a dynamic operation selling through farmers’ markets, wholesale customers, and a summer and winter CSA.

We are seeking staff to work with us in the garden as part of our six person team. As a staff member you will be involved in all parts of the garden. This means working in greenhouse propagation, transplanting, seeding, cultivation, and harvest. We use a combination of small tractor and hand powered implements on our farm. This is a great opportunity for someone who has some market gardening experience and is ready to build upon and improve their skill set.

Desired Skill Set:

  • one or more years market gardening experience
  • able to work in a physically demanding environment in all weather conditions
  • attention to detail
  • strong teamwork skills, respectful when dealing with others
  • ability to move quickly while maintaining quality
  • strong communication skills
  • customer service/farmers’ market experience
  • CSA experience
  • greenhouse experience

Field staff work a set 40 hour work week. Longer days may be required during peak harvest periods. A room in our 1840s farm house is available for rent at $400/monthly if desired.

Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, resume, and references to:
steve (at) fiddlehead-farm.ca

Sincerely,

The Fiddlehead Farm Team
Fiddlehead-farm.ca

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FoodWork ID: 39781       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Apr 17 2017