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Position: Box Packer/Communications and Marketing Assistant
Organization: Aliments Farmhouse Food
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Type: Contract
Schedule: 4 days/week from June-December 2021

About Us:

Farmhouse Food is a co-operative of small farms working together to bring more local, sustainable food to Ottawa-Gatineau. In 2020 we launched our Harvest Box program, which brought together local food from sixteen farms and delivered it to 200 households biweekly.

In 2021 our business is growing significantly. We are looking for a Box Packer and Communications Assistant (one position) to join our team for our upcoming delivery season, from June through December 2021. The salary for this position will range from $14.25 - $16/hr based on experience.

The Harvest Box Packer/Communications Assistant will work four days a week (Monday-Thursday). Tuesdays and Wednesdays are worked at our warehouse space in the east end of Ottawa, while Mondays and Thursdays are worked from home/remotely. All COVID-19 protocols (masks, handwashing, sanitizing etc) are followed at the warehouse space, but the job does require working in close proximity with two other box packers in an indoor space.

Warehouse duties will include:

  • receiving and storing deliveries from farms
  • packing and organizing Harvest Boxes for delivery
  • reviewing order/delivery lists and liaising with farmers/drivers
  • loading/unloading delivery trucks.

Office duties (working remotely) will include:

  • creating and posting content on social media
  • preparing content for customer newsletters and our website
  • responding to customer inquiries
  • marketing initiatives like contests, referral programs, customer surveys etc.
  • photographing products and farms

Our ideal candidate is:

  • reliable, detail-oriented, organized, good at working independently
  • comfortable with full days of physical labour and heavy lifting - in a fridge!
  • a strong writer (bilingual in French/English is a strong asset)
  • creative, with an eye for photography
  • passionate about local food and sustainable agriculture.

What Farmhouse Food offers:

  • a positive work environment with a small, tight-knit team
  • the chance to learn a lot about local food systems and small business
  • networking with many local farm businesses
  • an opportunity for growth with the organization.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

Please visit our website at for more information on our co-operative.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 21 2021    ID: 59548