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Position: Vegetable Farm Worker
Type: full-time, on-site private accom. available
Organization: Footstep Organics | instagram
Location: Wooler, near Belleville & Prince Edward County, Ontario

Footstep Organics is an organic family run farm established in 2012. We are located on 53 acres in the Quinte West region. We grow organic vegetables for Toronto farmers markets and a Community Supported Agriculture program. We raise heritage breed pigs and chickens on vegetable scraps from the market garden and whey collected from a nearby dairy. We also have a flock of 99 laying hens.

We gained our knowledge of farming through farm apprenticeships, as well as working on an incubator farm that provided opportunity to take courses through the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario. We also have operated the McVean Training Farm Program during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, where we have gained experience with working with students and delivering an organized farmer education program. We are seeking motivated individuals or a couple to work and learn on the farm from early May to October.

Compensation will be determined based on the selected candidates experience and the amount of hours agreed upon.

Accommodations are available on the farm in a very clean, comfortable and attractive granny suite attached to the house. The suite has its own bathroom, kitchen and laundry.

Employees are involved with all aspects of operating a financially viable and successful vegetable farm. This includes:

  • Greenhouse Management
  • Seedling Production
  • Land Preparation
  • Fertility Management
  • Weed and Pest management
  • Harvesting Practices
  • Marketing

In addition to the vegetable operation, employees will gain experience in small scale egg, pork and chicken production. Employees will learn through experiential teaching and working right alongside the farmers. Please visit our instagram account footsteporganic for up to date photo's of the farm as our website is in need of updating.

Please send a resume and short bit about yourself and your interest in farming to Paul at:
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FoodWork ID: 43369       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Dec 18 2017