About Creek Shore Farms
Creek Shore Farms is located in the heart of the Niagara Region in St. Catharines, Ontario. We grow on 4 acres and operate a 150 member summer and winter CSA program, as well as attend a local farmers' market almost year round. We are a 20 minute bike ride from most ammenities in the city and are close to several parks located along Lake Ontario.
CRAFT at Creek Shore Farms
This year we are offering apprenticeships for three people on our farm. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about agriculture and who want to gain hands on experience working on a small, organic farm. You will live and work on the farm alongside us as we progress through the season.
As part of your CRAFT apprenticehip at Creek Shore Farms you will:
What Will I Learn?
We will try to customize a learning plan to your individual interests, but the core of what you will learn will be:
- General business planning
- Crop planning
- Field preparation
- Weed and pest management
- Animal husbandry with pigs and chickens
- Proper use and care of tools
- Safe use of farm equipment
We are also able to offer specialized training for those interested in:
- Equipment maintenance, including welding and custom fabrication of farm equipment
- Construction, including building sheds, fencing and other shelters
- Farm accounting
Your focus project will be a way for you to explore a topic related to farming that will aid you in completing your education plan. This may be anything from growing specialized crops, food processing such as pickling or canning, spending more time learning trades such as welding or construction, or anything else you might want to explore. At the beginning of the year we will meet with you to help select a topic and create a learning plan for you to follow and each week you will have time to explore your focus.
Apprentices will work five and a half days a week, 8 hours a day, plus a half day set aside to work on the focus project. We are seeking those who are passionate about agriculture, motivated and capable of a hard, but rewarding days work.
In exchange for your labour you will receive accommodations, a $400 a month stipend, and our farm fresh produce.
How Do I Apply?
If this sounds like a good fit for you then please contact us so that we can set up an on-farm interview. Please email:
for more details or visit our website at http://www.creekshorefarms.ca
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FoodWork ID: 38272 Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Feb 15 2017