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Fill Yer Boots Farm is Hiring!

Position: Farm team worker
Farm: Fill Yer Boots Farm

Location: Centre Burlington, Nova Scotia
Housing: some potential affordable options for housing nearby.

Apply by email to: Marshall Zuern at . Please send a resume and two references. Extra points for a cover letter. The position will be posted until hiring is complete. Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

The position is for a farm worker from April 1st until November 15th 2024. We offer workman’s comp, and a paid one week vacation mid summer. There is no on-farm housing and you must be able to travel to the farm daily, however we know of some potential affordable options for housing nearby.

Schedule: 40 hrs per week, 8 am to 5pm (or 7am to 4pm on harvest days) with an unpaid 1 hr lunch break

Compensation: $15-$18/hr depending on experience and demonstrated work ethic during the probationary period. Free access to all the food/flowers we produce for yourself, home cooked farm lunch 4-5 days per week.

Are you hoping to learn what it takes to run a successful small scale farming operation? Do you have a keen interest in floriculture and animal husbandry? Are you hoping to learn about farming by living the farm life and committing to its joys and challenges? Same here!

You should apply to help Hilary and Marshall run Fill Yer Boots Farm.

About Fill Yer Boots farm:

We are a small scale operation in Centre Burlington, Hants County, that grows fresh cut flowers, and pasture raised eggs. We aim to grow the best local food and flowers available here in Nova Scotia in an ethical, ecological, and equitable way. After working at Abundant Acres Farm as employees, we bought the farm next door and teamed up with Abundant Acres to help supply the needs of their growing direct marketing operation. We are part of a collaborative market known as the Warehouse market in North end Halifax where we sell the majority of what we grow. Check out @fillyerbootsfarm, or for more info.

Our farm is small but growing in complexity. In your position you would be working closely with the farm owners as well as independently. You would be involved in all aspects of production including: flower seedling production/management, field production/management of diverse cut flowers, management of season extension infrastructure (hoop house and greenhouse), layer flock and pasture management, harvest, wash and pack of all products we grow, and delivery into Halifax. In all of these areas, we are happy to share our knowledge and skills, but remember, we don’t have all the answers, and we are learning too!

What we are looking for:

Farming can be very challenging. First and foremost we are looking for someone who is aware of the challenge ahead, and is still two feet in.

  • You must be a team player, have a positive attitude, be able to listen and communicate clearly, and adapt to an inevitably constant change of plans.
  • You must be self motivated to do what needs to be done to achieve desired work outcomes even without supervision
  • The job is physically demanding, and requires you to work hard in all kinds of weather conditions with a smile on your face.
  • A good farmer is always self monitoring to determine how they can do their work more efficiently and quickly while maintaining quality standards. We expect the same from you.
  • Experience working in fast paced, production based environments is definitely an asset. Farming experience is even better, but not necessary.

Questions? Call Marshall at 902 880 3141.

Apply by email to: Marshall Zuern at . Please send a resume and two references. Extra points for a cover letter. The position will be posted until hiring is complete. Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

We look forward to hearing from you!



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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 2 2023    ID: 69197