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