Position: Organic Farm Intern
Type: paid position starting at $550.00 weekly, deductions will be made for room and board
Eligibility: ages 18-30, Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
Farm: Marvellous Edibles Farm
Location: Woodford, near Owen Sound and Collingwood, Grey County, Georgian Bay, Ontario
Marvellous Edibles Farm is looking for Organic Farm interns starting date October/2020, ending May 15, 2021 with the option to extend for the remaining 2021 season.
Marvellous Edibles is a diverse and sustainable 100 acre farm south of the Georgian Bay. We have 20 Acres of certified Organic vegetables, fruits, cattle and poultry. We have 3/4 acre in hoophouse production and pursue multiple methods of season extension. We have an on-farm kitchen and produce value added products which include ferments, meat processing and baking.
Our philosophy is to grow what we sell. and be profitable.
We market most of our products at various farmers markets in Toronto and some wholesale sales.
This is a unique opportunity for candidates who are looking for a well rounded paid internship experience in full time, year round farming with a strong focus on greenhouse growing and season extension. We manage 3/4 acre under hoophouses which we use to grow vegetables and greens year round.
Interns will be exposed to and learn:
Hours: 8-10 hours/day and could be more on certain days such as harvest or getting ready for markets.
To qualify for this internship you must have:
And most importantly you must want to be a farmer. What you are applying for is physical work often in adverse situations such as heat, cold and rain.
This is not a formal learning environment, you will work together with the farmers and/or alone. If you feel that you work better with formal teaching sessions this is not a job for you.
We encourage candidates who will take the initiative and use our very large number of reference materials.
In return we offer a dynamic environment in one of the most beautiful regions in Ontario, and training in farm management. After this opportunity you will have an in depth knowledge of how to run and manage a small farm.
Please email a request if you would like more detailed information such as what life is like at our farm, living conditions, recreational opportunities and information about the farmers.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 10 2020 ID: 57464