2020 Market Garden Assistant Job Posting
Ferme Pleine Lune is a certified organic, mixed vegetable operation located 1 hour west of Ottawa,. Ontario. We provide a 40 member summer CSA program, one farmers market, a 55 member winter CSA and a handful of restaurant accounts. We are heading into our 4th season, and we need help!
We are looking for one employee for the 2020 season to work 4 to 5 days per week from May to October. For the right candidate this contract will continue in spring 2021.
Working alongside the two farmers, staff will be engaged in all aspects of farming operations. Tasks will change with the seasons. Expect a lot of greenhouse and seedling maintenance in early spring, followed by field prep, planting and weeding, and once summer kicks in A LOT of harvesting, washing, packing and delivering. Autumn is full of our bulk harvests for winter CSA, as well as field clean up and finishing up all of the projects that summer swept to the side.
Much of the work we do here is done by hand, with the assistance of some machinery. We work in all kinds of weather, and so applicants must be prepared to work in varied conditions (with their own rain/mud/sun/snow gear). Candidates must be physically fit and able to perform heavy and/or repetitive tasks.
The ideal candidate is a hard worker with some farming or garden experience. They should have a keen interest in growing vegetables and an ability to perform a wide range of tasks in an efficient manner. We try to have a good time in our work, so a sense of humor and friendliness is an asset!
Our employees also receive:
Housing & Transportation
We are located 10 minutes from Shawville, QC, 30 minutes from Aylmer, QC, 40 minutes from Wakefield, QC, and 1 hour from downtown Ottawa. Candidates must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the farm. We do not have full-time accommodations available on farm but may be able to offer a room in our house for work days only (details TBD after interview). If you have mobile housing, you are welcome to set up on farm and use basic facilities (shower, laundry). Please specify if you require housing OR to set up mobile housing.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 29 2019 ID: 55481