6 month position: May 1st, 2017 – October 27th, 2017
$11.40/hour (Roughly $450/week); housing available
Fiddlehead Farm is an eight acre organic market garden based on a 128 acre property in the north east corner of beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario. We are in our sixth year of operation producing a wide selection of organically grown produce for distribution into the County, Belleville, and Toronto. We run a dynamic operation selling produce through farmers’ markets, wholesale customers, and a summer and winter CSA.
We are seeking summer staff to work with us in the garden as part of our staff team. As a staff member you will be involved in all parts of the garden. This means working in greenhouse propagation, transplanting, seeding, cultivation, and harvest. We use a combination of small tractor and hand powered implements on our farm. This is a great opportunity for someone who has some market gardening experience and is ready to build upon and improve their skill set.
Desired Skill Set:
- one or more years of market gardening experience
- able to work in a physically demanding environment in all weather conditions
- attention to detail
- strong teamwork skills, respectful when dealing with others
- abile to move quickly while maintaining quality
- strong communication skills
- customer service/farmers’ market experience
- CSA experience
- greenhouse experience
Farm staff work a set 40 hour work week. Longer days may be required during peak harvest periods. A room in our 1840s farm house is available for rent if desired.
Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, resume, and references to:
steve (at) fiddlehead-farm.ca
The Fiddlehead Farm Team
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FoodWork ID: 38147 Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Feb 8 2017