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Positions: Organic Farm Workers
Company: Capital Greens Urban Farm
Location: Blackburn Hamlet, Ottawa, Ontario

About the Farm

Capital Greens is a small-scale, diversified organic vegetable farm located at the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet. We grow a mix of veggies – with an emphasis on salad ingredients – that we sell at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market, to several grocery stores, at the Just Food Farmstand, and through a brand new customizable CSA home delivery program. We believe strongly in organic principles and strive to improve the fertility and biological activity in our soil by employing ecological, minimum-tillage growing techniques.

Job Description

Team members will help grow and sell an array of high quality vegetables and herbs using organic, minimum-tillage methods. Employees will participate in all aspects of commercial vegetable production, including:

  • Harvest: harvesting, washing and packaging produce
  • Nursery: preparing growing media, seeding, potting up, and general seedling care
  • Field work: bed preparation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating, pest monitoring/control, property maintenance, infrastructure improvements
  • Admin: record keeping

There is room for career development with Capital Greens. Ideally we are looking for people who would be interested in working multiple seasons with us, and taking on more responsibility and managing a small crew as the business grows.

Details

Duration: Late April to late October (exact dates tbd)

Hours: We are looking to add 2 part-time people or 1 full-time person to the team

Wage: starting wage is based on experience, $14 to $18 per hour

Qualifications

  • motivation to work hard and help to improve efficiency on the farm
  • attention to detail
  • good work ethic and integrity
  • physically fit and able to work in any weather conditions
  • enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • good communication and customer service skills
  • driver’s license
  • previous work experience on a farm is an asset
  • owning a vehicle is an asset
  • bilingualism is an asset

How to Apply

Please fill out an applcation form at: https://www.capitalgreens.ca/application

If you don't hear back within 48 hours, please email me directly at mathew@capitalgreens.ca .

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 28 2020    ID: 55818