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Position: Fruit and vegetable farmer
Farm: Fat Chance Farmstead
Location: Harrowsmith, near Kingston, Ontario

Fat Chance Farmstead is a certified organic farm with two main enterprises: The Food Box program and strawberry production. The fruit and vegetable farmer will be expected to work interchangeably between these two enterprises.

The Food Box program is an 18 week CSA with 60 members. On Tuesdays from 3-9pm, members pick up their Food Box on the farm, at a market-style table, filling their box with designated amounts of each item. Responsibilities related to the Food Box program:

  • seedling management and watering
  • transplanting vegetable crops
  • weeding, thinning and pruning
  • irrigation management
  • harvesting
  • cleaning and packing vegetables

Our strawberry production expanded significantly in 2018 and continues to grow each year. We provide strawberries through wholesale and individual orders alongside a very busy u-pick for several weeks in the early summer. Strawberries are harvested three times per week, with deliveries going out twice per week. The farmer will be responsible for planting, pruning, weeding and harvesting strawberries throughout the season.

The farmer will be working alongside the owner/operator, Josh, during most hours but there will be some independent work as well.

After five years of renting land, we purchased our current farm in 2017 have had two successful growing seasons here and 2020 will be no different. Depending on timing and level of interest, the fruit and vegetable farmer could be involved in building projects, general land care, heavy equipment operation, new infrastructure and maintenance in addition to the regular responsibilities outlined above. To learn more about the farm please visit http://www.fatchancefarmstead.com

We are hiring for the position of Fruit and vegetable farmer (3/4 days a week) starting in early May and finishing in October.

If you want to be a part of this growing and unique farming operation check us out and send in your resume.

Job Details:

  • Compensation: $14/hr (negotiable) plus produce from the farm
  • Hours: 8 (30 minutes unpaid lunch and two 15 minute breaks)
  • Experience: Not necessary but would be an asset

To apply:

Send your resume to Farmer Josh at: Fatchancefarmstead@gmail.com with the subject: “Fruit and vegetable farmer”

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 13 2020    ID: 55607