We are seeking a hard-working and passionate individual to take full time role working our 2 acre organic vegetable gardens and greenhouse. This seasonal position runs from July to November 2017.
About us: Root Radical Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a successful small organic farm, now in our 11th year growing a diversity of vegetables. We are proud to supply vegetables through the CSA model to about 250 households in Kingston and on Howe Island. Working together in a caring, positive team, most of our work is done by hand or with human-powered tools. We use tractors for moving compost and soil mix, tilling the gardens, shaping raised beds and for other heavy lifting. We use drip irrigation and we do some seed saving. We produce tomatoes, cucumbers, greens and transplants in our 2300 sq. ft. greenhouse.
Root Radical CSA is located on Howe Island between Kingston and Gananoque. The CSA garden is about 2 acres on Doublejay Farm, an organic dairy farm. Doublejay Farm is about 400 acres, including hay fields, permanent pastures, gardens, riverfront and wooded areas. Root Radical CSA is a woman-led farm and Emily Dowling is the main CSA farmer. For more information about Root Radical CSA, please browse our website: http://rootradicalrows.com/
Wage: Starting at $11.40 per hour.
Schedule: Typically, we start work at 6:45 or 7:30 AM and finish between 3:00 and 4:30 PM depending on the day. Lunch is unpaid and is usually a half hour in length. Whenever possible two 15 minute breaks are incorporated into our day.
Duration of Employment and hours of work: Position starts as soon as possible and run until the end of November. The successful candidate must be available to work about 7 to 8 hours a day, 5 days per week during our busy season (now until mid/late September). The number of work hours is reduced in fall (mid/late September to November). Some of our work is weather dependent so please see the note below about that.
Weather: On harvest days, we work rain or shine. However, our other work (planting, weeding, etc.) can be weather dependent. There may be some days when we would not work because of heavy rain that day or the day before. In exceptional weather circumstances, during our busiest times in the season, staff may be asked to work weekends to make up for days missed during the week due to inclement weather.
Benefits: Farming is hard work but working at Root Radical CSA also has benefits including:
To apply please post your resume and cover letter to: Emily Dowling, 3 Lower Side Rd., Gananoque, ON, K7G 2V6
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FoodWork ID: 41394 Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Jul 16 2017