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Position: Farm Staff 2020, Full Time
Season: May to December 
Farm: Joyfully Organic Farm
Location: Markham, Ontario (Near Markham/Stouffville/Pickering) 40 Minutes from Toronto, Ontario
Accommodations: Shared accomodations are available if needed, in a clean and attractive apartment

Joyfully Organic Farm has an opening for a Farm Staff Member for the 2020 Season! Are you looking for meaningful work? Are you passionate about food and organic agriculture? Do you love working hard and getting your hands dirty?

OUR FARM + PRACTICES: Joyfully Organic Farm is a certified local organic farm. We have a deep love of amazing food, strong farming practices, and hearty laughs. Joyfully Organic Farm is a dynamic and engaging environment, that focuses on lean operational efficiencies, bio-intensive planting, multi-successions high yields per acreage, and laughing a lot.

We practice an organic agricultural system that achieves maximum yields from a minimum area of land, while simultaneously increasing biodiversity and sustaining the fertility of the soil. We are farming for the long haul and on a human scale, so we aim to build systems to work smoothly, organized, and efficiently. We take inspiration from the organizational systems of Lean Farming, and the farming efficiencies of the well known 30 inch bed system. In parallel, the farm is developing a tractor based system which will retain the strengths and efficiencies of a bio-intensive market garden. It is an exciting time to join our team! Please visit our website to learn more about our farming practices.

We are active members of our surrounding communities, providing vegetables for 3 Farmers Markets in Toronto, a large CSA in our hometown, and wholesale relationships to local food proveyers + chefs.

We are seeking positive and motivated individuals to join our farm staff team. To be considered, read the posting in full and then fill out the questionnaire on our website. Thanks for your interest in joining us!

Full Time, May to December 2020

DESCRIPTION: As part of our farm team, you will get to contribute to all areas of our farm production. Training to our particular farming systems will be provided. Areas of work will including:

  • Seedling Production
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Harvesting Vegetables
  • Preparing for/attending Markets and CSA
  • Carpentry / Building Projects
  • Weed and Pest Management
  • Fertility and Land Management
  • Machine/tool maintenance


  • Some previous vegetable, horticultural, or livestock farm work experience
  • Self-motivated and hardworking
  • Forward thinking
  • Ability to work at a fast pace in groups or alone
  • Physically fit and capable of working efficiently in a variety of weather conditions
  • Positive in attitude and contributes to an efficient and enjoyable work environment
  • Keen to contribute ideas and demonstrate problem solving abilities
  • Good sense of humour and desire to work in a team setting

WAGES: Compensation will be determined based on the selected candidates experience.

TO APPLY: Fill out our Farm Staff Questionnaire on our website and attach your resume at the end. Thanks!

For questions feel free to contact us at info @

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 17 2020    ID: 56460