Various Positions – Organic vegetable farm – Greenhouse growers
Position: Farmers for Organic Greenhouse Operation
Company: Loco Fields
Location: Stratford, Ontario
Loco Fields is an organic (non-certified) vegetable grower located just outside Stratford, Ontario. Our focus is on the production of leafy greens, micro greens, ginger, turmeric, heirloom tomatoes, specialty vegetables, and other salad crops. Our products are made available through farmer's markets in London, Toronto & Stratford, through our own distribution to restaurants in southern Ontario and via small independent retailers and grocery stores. We also have recently begun sales with distributors and other wholesalers.
Our primary growing is now carried out directly in the soil under 60,000 sq ft of unheated tunnels and greenhouses, this includes a 2000sg ft micro greens operation in a heated greenhouse.
With the focus on greenhouse culture, we operate all year and are less dependant on large single harvests. Our busiest seasons are spring and fall with time for vacation during summer and winter months! We are constantly evolving with new projects and ever-changing crops, and have an appetite for the unusual. Crop trials and research are a big part of what keeps us fresh!
There is a strong focus on sustainability on the farm, we have always grown our produce organically without the use of any chemicals. Soil health and the future of the planet, on the whole, are not an afterthought. We use minimal fossil fuels, and choose humans over machines. Worker health both, mental and physical are both equally as important. We strive to be low waste and are always striving for better, more sustainable packaging or better yet no packaging.
We are currently seeking individuals for full time seasonal from approx March 1 to December 1, as well as permanent year-round positions. Hours are Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm with rotating part-day weekends (to help with watering etc), Market shifts available for the right individual as well. Hours may change slightly to account for the weather (we like to start early during the hottest days of the year and work with the sun during the coldest days). Wages will vary depending on experience or skills. The is a potential for wage increase after the first 3 months, for those with no previous experience.
Job Qualifications and Requirements
There a plenty of opportunities on the farm for personal and job growth, you will get out of it what you put into it. We welcome input and encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas. This can be an exciting opportunity for the right person.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 12 2020 ID: 56013