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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Organic Farm Manager
Type: 
paid employment; on-site accom. available (see below)
Farm:
 Meadow Sweet Farm
Location: Gormley, GTA/York Region, Ontario (near Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket)
Start date: Feb 2020

We're seeking a motivated, hard working individual to manage our organic farm.

Meadow Sweet Farm is located in Gormley, Ontario (30 mins from Toronto). We grow a wide variety of crops, primarily focused on babyleaf salad blends for retail stores, our Farm Stand, CSA and restaurants. We grow almost year round in a combination of heated and non-heated greenhouses as well as in our fields. We are a certified Organic Farm. We are looking for someone interested in learning and to further your skills as a manager and farmer.

Primary tasks: Help develop greenhouse & field plan for 2020, directing a team in planting, harvesting, transplanting, washing & packing. Meadow Sweet farm is a fun, fast paced environment in which we measure success partially through financial and production benchmarks.

Duties include:

  • Help manager workers
  • transplanting & seeding
  • maintain greenhouse plants
  • help manage soil fertility
  • assist in picking, packing, washing as needed
  • pest & disease, climate control
  • general farm maintenance

Qualifications:

  • working knoiwledge of organic greenhouse production and organic farming practices is preffered
  • organized, able to maintain accurate records
  • Experience managing workes
  • must be able to lift 50lbs!
  • team player, coordinate staff needs with other manager
  • problem solving ability
  • strong work et5hic
  • passion for healthy & sustainable food
  • basic computer skills

Hours & Pay:

Full time position commencing in February 2020. In peak season 6 days a week, 50+ hours/week. Competitive rate offered to qualified candidate. Accomodation available on site.

How to Apply:

Please email questions, cover letter CV, reference letter to:
info@meadowsweetfarm.ca

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 6 2020    ID: 55527