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Hiring: Market gardening help
Farm: Simple Riches

Location: just outside Markdale, Ontario (near Owen Sound)
Housing: on-site accom. for rent (see below)

Simple Riches is a 2-acre organic market garden located just outside of Markdale in Grey County, ON. This will be our third year of operation and we are looking to expand our production with your help. We grow a wide variety of crops from seed throughout the growing season. We sell our produce through Collingwood and Leslieville farmers markets as well as our CSA subscription.

Our farming practices are still evolving from year to year as we figure out what systems work for us on this land. Our goals are to minimize tillage, promote biodiversity and grow nutrient dense food.  

Some of the techniques we implement in the garden are: 

  • Cover cropping 
  • Mulching and landscape fabric 
  • Foliar sprays, fertigation and compost tea applications 
  • Silage tarps for weed suppression   
  • Integrated pest management 
  • Lean and lower systems in our greenhouse 

Some of the equipment we use: 

  • BCS walk behind tractor  
  • Variety of hand tools for weeding 
  •  caterpillar tunnels  
  • Jang/Earthway seeders 
  • Overhead and dripline irrigation system 
  • Allis Chalmers G tractor (new this year) for mechanical cultivation. 


Full time position:

  • Start/ Finish date: mid-April-mid November (some flexibility) 
  • Hours: 40 a week  
  • Wage: $17-21 depending on experience  

Part time position:

  • Start/finish date:  May 1st- Oct. 31st (flexible) 
  • Wage: $17-21 depending on experience  
  • Hours: 20-30 a week  

Both positions include access to lots of tasty produce  


We have a renovated camper trailer that is hooked up to water and electricity that can be rented out 

For $250 a Month. 


If you are interested in applying, please email us at with the following questions answered and your resume attached.  

  • Phone number and address 

  • Are you a Canadian citizen? 

  • Full time or part time 

  • Your availability for the season 

  • Are you under 30? (not required) 

  • Do you have a current driver’s license and if so, do you have access to a vehicle for the season? 

  • List all prior experience that would be related to farming 

  • Do you require on-farm accommodation? 

  • Please mention you saw this posting at FoodWork


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 31 2023    ID: 66818