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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Organic Farm Worker
Farm: Bower Farm
Location: North Gower, Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Housing: On-farm housing is not available. Rental housing can be found nearby in Kemptville, Manotick, Barrhaven, Kanata, Ottawa. Transportation required.

Who we are:

Bower Farm is a small family run farm on the outskirts of Ottawa in North Gower. We purchased the property in 2013 and over the years have transformed the landscape to build our Farm and homestead. We are passionate about clean food and sustainable agriculture. We grow organically and use no chemicals in our production. We grow fruits and vegetable in our greenhouses and fields, are re-introducing honey bees this season, and have a small flock of pasture raised hens for egg production. We run a CSA program, sell to chefs, restaurants, health food stores, and attend a weekly farmers market. 

The Position:

Duration: Late April / early May, until end of October, 2020.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Field and Greenhouse work: Sowing seeds in flats and directly in the soil, planting seedlings, harvesting, weeding, preparring beds, watering seedlings, feeding chickens, harvesting eggs, etc
  • CSA program: Harvesting, cleaning and packing vegetables, seperating items into packages, quality control on all produce leaving the farm.
  • Farmers Market: Attending farmers market, interacting with clients, handling cash transactions, etc. 
  • Building projects: Take part in the construction of greenhouses, infrastructure projects, etc. 

Qualifications:

  • Eager to learn or have experience in agriculture
  • Follow instructions accurately.
  • Must be abe to preform physically demanding work, including strenuous activity and lifting.
  • Able to engage with CSA members and clients at the farmers market.
  • Ability to work alone as well as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail and quality control — we take pride in providing our customers with only the best!

Details:

Full or Part time work. We are a small farm so would prefer those committed to the whole season.

Generally Monday–Friday, but some weekend work may be required.

$14 an hour to start.

Apply to:

farmerdave@bowerfarm.ca
subject: Organic farming

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 18 2020    ID: 56102