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Position: Market garden assistant - Full-time
Organization: Sungold Organics | Instagram
Location: London ON (Mount Brydges), Ontario

Sungold Organics is hiring a market gardener. This is an entry-level position that requires no prior farming experience, although an aptitude for physical work and an interest in learning about small-scale agriculture are certainly assets.

The garden is located on a beautiful tree-lined property outside of Mount Brydges, about a twenty-five minute drive from downtown London. We cultivate under one acre of crops using a variety of hand tools and intensive growing techniques. There currently stand five greenhouses, with another in the works for the spring. The garden produces a variety of vegetables and herbs which are sold through a weekly farmers' market in London and to local restaurants and retailers. We place a strong emphasis on growing high quality produce, and therefore attention to detail is a desired characteristic in an applicant. The work is physically demanding but highly rewarding; we will witness the seasons change, cross paths with a variety of wildlife, and cultivate many different crops throughout their transformation from seed to harvest. We grow in accordance with the organic standard, although the farm is not certified. More recently our techniques have evolved to limit the amount of tillage performed in the garden in an ongoing effort to maintain habitat for biology present in the soil.

Some finer points...

  • Approximate duration is May through October, although exact dates are flexible.
  • Wage will be $15.00 / hour.
  • Applicant must have access to transportation, as the farm is not serviced by public transit.
  • Your duties will include; sowing seeds, bed prep, planting, and cultivation right through to harvesting, washing and packing.
  • Good physical fitness and the ability to work outdoors despite adverse weather conditions (rain, heat, cold) are essential assets.

Most of all, we are seeking someone who is sincerely interested in being part of a small team as we work together to produce high quality food.

Please email Andrew with a resume and brief letter introducing yourself, or feel free to get in touch if you have any questions:

sungoldorganics@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 28 2020    ID: 55825