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ORGANIC FARMING

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

Are you 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. Our goal is to improve our local food system while inspiring our customers to explore the wonders of seasonal produce. We produce quality food for our summer, fall and winter vegetable shares (CSA), our farm store, and our booth at the Ottawa Farmers' Market at Landsdowne Park. 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 customer 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 2 min from Gatineau park, a 10 minute bike ride to Lac Phillipe, and 11km 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

  • Ability 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.

A drivers license and bilingualism are both assets, but not requirements.

Tasks

Assist with planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, packing and pest management. May also be asked to work an occasional market.

Wage

$12/hour. 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.

Overtime — Employees staying on the farm have the opportunity to do overtime tasks at 1.5x their regular wage (time and a half).

Staying on the farm

Live the true farm experience by being here for the sunrises and sunsets, enjoying the fields in the quiet evenings, and saving money! We have remodeled the upstairs of one of the barns to be a comfortable place to live in the summer while on the farm. Three rooms are available at $200 per month, which can be largely offset if you are willing to do a little overtime (no pressure).

Extras

Vegetables are free. Semi-private accommodations are available on farm. Wakefield and Sainte-Cecile-de-Masham are close by, where you may rent rooms/apartments.

We share lunches everyday. Employees contribute to an employee-managed grocery fund.

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 best harvest and postharvest handling practices, crop-planning, pest management, fertility and irrigation methods and more! We keep an extensive library of books to learn more in the off hours if you choose!

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:
info@rootsandshootsfarm.com

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at FoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 22 2019    ID: 50604