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Position: Organic Vegetable Farm Worker
Organization: Mulberry Moon Farm
Location: Strathroy, near London, Ontario

We are looking for a full-time Farm Worker to join our team for the 2020 season!

About Mulberry Moon Farm

We operate a 1-5-acre market garden on our 50-acre farm in SouthWestern Ontario — 10 minutes north of Strathroy on Hwy 81, and 25 km West of London along the 402. We specialize in growing high-quality vegetables, which we sell through our Farm Share subscription program, as well as at the Strathroy Farmers' Market, our own Farm Store and local restaurants.

We are passionate about sustainable and regenerative agriculture and rebuilding the connection between farms and communities. We are focused on building healthy soils, reducing our carbon footprint and promoting biodiversity within our farm environment. Although we are not yet certified we follow the organic standard. Other than a small walk-behind BCS tractor, we do most of our labour by hand and with small tools. We grow on raised beds and also have three hoophouses where we grow early spring greens and summer tomatoes.

Job Hours/Duration

  • May through November (flexible start and end dates)
  • Tuesday-Friday, 7:30am - 4:30pm. 1 hour lunch break.

Our Ideal Candidate...

  • Has the ability and willingness to work long hours outside in a demanding physical environment that can be both strenuous and monotonous.
  • Can work efficiently and quickly with good attention to detail.
  • Has a keen interest in organic, sustainable agriculture.
  • A love of nature, a sense of humour, and a positive outlook go a long way!

Job Responsibilities

  • Harvesting, washing, bunching, and bagging produce.
  • Seeding, transplanting, and plant maintenance.
  • Weeding and bed prep.
  • Assisting with Farm Store set up.
  • General clean-up
  • Occasional shifts at the Strathroy Farmers' Market (Saturdays 6am-2pm)

What We Provide

  • $14/hr
  • A large weekly Farm Share

Although farming is a lot of hard work, we feel privileged to be able to spend our days outside and join in the cycle of nature. We do our best to inject our days with good humour and rewards for a job well done. Having the opportunity to share our produce with a supportive community really fuels our work as well. We hope that the person who joins us will share some of this joy and have the opportunity to grow with us.

How to Apply

Please email us at mulberrymoonfarm@gmail.com with a cover letter and resume, and tell us about yourself. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 8 2020    ID: 55984