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Position: Experienced Organic Farmers with a Passion for Cooking and Eating Exceptional Food, 
Farm: Wicklow Way
Location: east of Cobourg/Grafton, Northumberland County, Ontario (housing available)

All farm team members report to and take direction and guidance from our field supervisor who is actively involved in the day-to-day farm operations. The farm team’s duties are to grow, harvest and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables for market.

Hours: This is a paid position starting NOW until the end of October/November. The hours are Monday to Friday on the farm from 9 am to 6 pm with an hour break for lunch. Some exceptions may apply.

If necessary accommodation is available for a minimal rental fee and is across the road from the farm. Team members can walk to work in a very short time. Internet is available on the farm property. We are located east of Cobourg near Grafton on the waterfront bicycle trail.

The right person loves the physical side of farm work, including weeding, harvesting, washing and bundling vegetables. The right person is approachable and pleasant, a good communicator, easy to work with and enjoys all aspects of the farm lifestyle. The list below is a good example of some of our daily tasks:

  • Seedling production
  • Cultivation/weeding
  • Transplanting
  • Harvesting
  • Maintenance and cleaning of tools

It is imperative to have a good work ethic with high standards, good morale and team spirit. This is a fast-paced, productive environment and team members need to move and work quickly and efficiently. This position requires the candidate to be or to have a:

  • Love of learning and challenging themselves
  • Physically fit
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Strong work ethic
  • Enthusiastic and pleasant
  • A team player
  • Able to work independently
  • Willing to work in all weather conditions
  • A non-smoker

Benefits include workers compensation in case of injury.

We are members of Canadian Organic Growers, the National Farmers Union and Ecological Farmers of Ontario. You will learn from us and hopefully teach us a few things too.

How to Apply:

If this position is for you please tell me in a Cover Letter what your goals and aspirations are and why you would like to work at Wicklow Way farm. Please forward a full Résumé along with personal and work references to: elaina.asselin@WicklowWay.ca

Sorry we can only accept applications from those who are legally able to work in Canada.

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at FoodWork.ca.
 

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FoodWork ID: 46393       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Jul 9 2018