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Position: Paid farm work for fall 2018 and 2019 season
Type: full or part time, with on-farm accom. available
Farm: Abundant Acres Farm
Location: Centre Burlington, Hants County, Nova Scotia (50 mins from Halifax)

Abundant Acres farm is hiring. We are looking for someone to help with general production and marketing this fall and winter.

This position can begin as soon as September 3. It could be full or part time, with on farm accommodation available if needed.

To enjoy this position, you must handle cold weather well. Our wash/pack room is heated, but a lot of harvesting and greenhouse work is done in cold conditions.

We are also taking applications for the 2019 season: early April till the end of November.

Each full time employee is in charge of one of our production systems.

  1. A 144'x32' greenhouse heated with buried air tubes and an oil furnace for back up heat. It is producing year round cold season greens and early tomatoes, ginger and turmeric.
  2. Minimum till, deep compost raised beds with short season direct deeded crops. About one acre.
  3. Minimum till, deep compost raised beds with longer season direct seeded crops and some transplanted crops in landscape fabric. A little more than an acre.
  4. Transplanted crops in biodegradable plastic mulch with clover pathways
  5. Seedling production and micro greens in a vegetable oil heated greenhouse and two mobile field tunnels 20'x 300' and 16'x300' with greens, carrots and beets in the early spring and late fall, and tomatoes, peppers, ginger and turmeric in the summer.

We offer a salary of minimum wage x 35 hours a week with free private cabins with wood stoves, ample food, one week mid-summer vacation and a significant end of season bonus if the farm meets financial goals.

Higher pay is possible for people with exceptional farming experience.

To learn more about our farm, please check out abundant-acres.com . If you want to hear a whole lot more about our experiment with radical delegation of responsibility, search "Greenberg Farmer To Farmer podcast "

We dont have rigid ideas about who we hire. If you are passionate about good farming and think you are ready to manage a lot of production, work really hard and have a good time, please contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Apply by email to: Jen Greenberg, jenredfox@gmail.com . Please send a letter of intent, resume, and three references. Position will be posted until hiring is complete. If this interests you, don’t delay getting in touch!

Questions? Call David Greenberg 902-757-1640 or email davidgreenberg71@gmail.com

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FoodWork ID: 47001       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Aug 5 2018