Position: Organic Farm Apprenticeship
Type: full-time apprentice/farmstay with accom., food, stipend, more (see below)
Organization: Sideroad Farm
Location: Walters Falls, Grey County, Ontario (near Markdale, Owen Sound, Georgian Bay)
Sideroad Farm is looking for one apprentice to join our team for the 2017 season. We are a small, family run veggie, cut flower and pastured livestock operation located in Walters Falls, Ontario. We grow organically and are certifying organic this season. Our products are sold at farmers markets locally, in Toronto as well as through a 75-person CSA program and wholesale accounts. We are entering our ninth season of farming and second on our current farm. Apprentices work alongside us (Patrick and Amy) as well as our employees.
Apprentices gain experience in all aspects of market gardening including field preparation, soil management, weed management, pest management, planting, harvesting and post-harvest handling. They may also gain experience in livestock husbandry including raising pastured heritage pigs, chickens and laying hens if they are interested. Apprentices also have the opportunity to attend farmers markets.
We are looking for an apprentice to commit to a full time workweek (5 or 6 days a week depending on the week). Workdays may extend beyond eight hours and may start early in the morning. The ideal apprentice will start in April or the beginning of May and end at the end of September or October. In return for your commitment to our farm, room and board (all meals and/or the ingredients to prepare your own meals) will be provided as well as a $400 monthly stipend. Private living accommodations are provided on the farm. Apprentices complete comprehensive with on-the-job training and formal classroom learning sessions as well as have access to our farm library.
The ideal apprentices are folks who possess a strong work ethic and are capable of physical work for long hours outside, often performing repetitive tasks. A keen interest in organic/natural farming is a must although prior experience on a farm is not necessary. Our preference is that apprentices have an interest in exploring farming as a career.
To apply for an apprenticeship, please send your resume outlining relevant skills and experience as well as a cover letter describing your interest in farming and an apprenticeship at Sideroad Farm to:
A phone and in-person farm visit may be required as part of the application process.
If you have questions or want to chat about the opportunity, please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.
Cheers and thanks for your interest.
Amy and Patrick Kitchen
When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at FoodWork.ca.
*Note: The e-mail address above has been masked to help prevent spam. Please copy the address and replace “mask” with @ .
Note: This posting is provided on an "As Is" basis and for general informational purposes only. People and Planet (also known as "FoodWork") is not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, legality, reliability, quality or suitability of this posting. We do not screen or endorse the organizations or individuals involved. If you decide to accept an offer of employment, volunteering or any other arrangement, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against injury, abuse, non-payment or any other loss. Please read our full Terms & Conditions.
FoodWork ID: 37347 Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Jan 4 2017