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Position: Farm Worker (3 positions)
Type: full-time paid positions
Farm: Roots and Shoots Farm
Location: in Sainte-Cecile-de-Masham near Wakefield QC, 30min north of Ottawa, Ontario
Optional housing: Semi-private accom. available on farm / also Wakefield and Sainte-Cecile-de-Masham are close by, where you may rent rooms/apartments.

Are you an enthusiastic, physically strong person? Do you love good food? Do you care about the environment? Do you like working outside? If so, this is the job for you!

About Us

We grow 12 acres of certified organic veggies on our 100 acre farm. We aim to improve our local food system while inspiring our customers to explore the wonders of seasonal, organic produce. We produce quality food for our summer, fall and winter vegetable shares (CSA), and our booths at the Ottawa Farmers' Market at Landsdowne Park and Westboro Farmers' Market at Byron Park. We also sell to local grocery stores. We currently have five farmers running our operation and are looking for capable, enthusiastic people to join our team.

Our team works together from seed to market to bring our customers high quality, sustainably grown organic vegetables. You will be part of the planting, harvesting, weeding and marketing, which means you will see customers satisfaction with the veggies that you helped grow! This is a very physically demanding job and we encourage fast paced work, but we also think that this is part of the fun!

Our fields are surrounded by the beautiful Gatineau Hills. We share lunches every day and offer free yoga in our century barn once a week. We are 2min from Gatineau park (cycling; hiking; running and swimming activities) and 9km from Wakefield, a vibrant community with cozy cafes, restaurants and fun local bars. There is a growing community of small farmers in this area, which makes it a fun place to network and learn.

Requirements:

  • Physically Strong
  • Adaptable
  • Abilty to work quickly
  • Ability to work in extreme weather situations
  • Ability to maintain pace
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Ability to work with people

Previous farm experience is preferred, but we will consider candidates with experience in physical work, like tree-planting or landscaping.

Drivers license and Bilingualism are an asset

Tasks

Assist with planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, packing and pest management. May also be asked to work an occasional weekend market, which may include driving a truck into the city.

Wage

$12-14/hour, depending on experience. We work an average of 42h/week. You will get paid for all hours worked. You will be provided with a contract outlining expectations and remuneration.

Dates of Employment

Start Date for the positions is Monday 30th April. End Date is tentaivley the mid to end of November, but there will be the possibilty for ongoing work after then.

Extras

Vegetables are free.

Semi-private accommodations are available on farm. The rent per month to live at the farm is $200 Per Month. However, if the applicant is happy to, additional tasks can be assigned so no rent is charged so you can live for free at the farm.  

Wakefield and Sainte-Cecile-de-Masham are close by, where you may rent rooms/apartments.

We share lunches everyday. Veggies are free and employees contribute to an employee-managed grocery fund for the other groceries.

As this is a paid position, we do not offer official education, but on-farm learning is inevitable and we have five experienced farmers to learn from. You can learn about organic and sustainable agriculture; harvest and post-harvest; crop-planning; pest management; fertility; and irrigation methods and more.

We do like to keep employees on board from year to year, if all parties feel comfortable, so long term employment is a possibility.

About us

Please visit our website http://www.rootsandshootsfarm.com for more information on our farm.

To apply

Send your resume and references to:
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FoodWork ID: 43756       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Jan 24 2018