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Position: Vegetable Pack Manager
Farm: Roots and Shoots Farm
Location: in Sainte-Cecile-de-Masham near Wakefield QC, 30 mins north of Ottawa
Housing: on-farm accom. available, also nearby in Wakefield (see "Extras", below)

About Us

We grow 12 acres of certified organic veggies on our 100acre farm. We aim 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), and our booths at the Ottawa Farmers' Market at Landsdowne Park and Westboro Farmers' Market at Byron Park. We currently have five farmers running our operation. We are seeking a dynamic, organized, bilingual individual to manage our on-farm store and our 2 farmers market.

Our fields are surrounded by the beautiful Gatineau hills. We share lunches every day. We are 2min from Gatineau park 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.

Pack Manager

This position will see the candidate work closely with our field managers to prepare orders for our market outlets and put together CSA orders. The candidate will track inventory before and after markets using our QuickBook software. We have a 380 person CSA. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the washing and packing of the vegetables for these boxes.

Attention to detail and the ability to work quickly under pressure is necessary.

This position starts April 15th and will end December 2020, with the possibility of renewing for the 2020 season.

Requirements:

  • Physically Strong (ability to lift 40lbs)
  • Strong initiative
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work quickly
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Ability to work with people

Assets:

  • Social media skills
  • Sales experience
  • Bilingualism
  • Strong Customer Service Skills

Tasks

  • Assist with planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, packing in early spring.
  • Manage pack shed, from washing to packing
  • Work with Field Managers to make pick lists for CSA and Markets
  • Possibly communicate with Wholesale vendors to sell vegetables
  • Manage
  • Manage on-farm retail store

Wage

$15-17/hour, depending on experience. This position is a minimum of 40hours, Monday to Friday.

Contract outlining expectations will be presented and signed before commencing work.

Extras

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

Our farm is in the beautiful Gatineau hills only 2min from Lake Phillipe and Gatineau park 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.

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

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

To apply

Send your resume and references to:

jess@rootsandshootsfarm.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 21 2019    ID: 55422