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ORGANIC FARMING OPPORTUNITY

Position: Organic Farm Paid Employees (4 positions)
Type: Full time, salary based on $10.70/hr, 45 hr/week, more (see below)
Farm: Abundant Acres http://abundant-acres.com
Location: Centre Burlington, Hants County, Nova Scotia

Are you committed to a career in agriculture? Are you looking for a chance to build farming skills while earning $10.70 for every hour worked? If so, we would like to talk with you.

About the farm: We grow organic vegetables for a 175 family CSA, a busy farmer’s market stall and several wholesale accounts including Dalhousie University. Our farm is on 90 acres of fields, forest, and salt marsh on the banks of a tidal river near the Bay of Fundy. In 2017, we plan to grow six acres of vegetables (including cover crops). We also keep free range laying hens for eggs and graze a small herd of cattle

We ask each employee to manage one of our four production systems. These are 1. seedling and production greenhouses, 2. short season crops on pemanent beds, 3. mechanically cultivated row crops, and 4. plasticulture crops. To see how the farm crew worked last year, please see our blog post about it, or the article written by Dakota Varen on the Grow A Farmer blog.

The team so far:

  • Jen Greenberg is in charge of animals, fruit, administration and customer relations.
  • David Greenberg leads vegetable production and maintenance of equipment and infrastructure.
  • Marshall Zuern is returning for his fourth season with us. He is our field production manager, responsible for managing harvests, wholesale orders and training a new person to do the job he did so well last year: Growing 1.5 acres of high value, short season crops on pemanent raised beds.

The position is from mid-April until mid-November.  We pay $10.70 per hour with 45 hours of work scheduled per week.  We also offer workman’s comp, and a paid one week vacation mid summer. At the end of the season, you will be eligible for EI.  A private cabin and ample food is available for $100 per week.

Apply by email to: Jen Greenberg, jenredfox mask 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 mask gmail.com*

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FoodWork ID: 37502       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Jan 11 2017