Position: Market Gardeners
Organization: Ferme Pleine Lune
Location: Bristol, Quebec (west of Ottawa-Gatineau)
Housing: On farm housing available at additional cost (see below)
Ferme Pleine Lune is a certified organic, mixed vegetable operation located 1 hour west of Ottawa,. Ontario. We provide a 80 member summer CSA program, one farmers market, a 65 member winter CSA and wholesale accounts. We are heading into our 5th season, and we need help!
We are looking for a few employees for the 2021 season to work full time from May to November. For the right candidates this contract can continue in spring 2022.
Working under the guidance of the Farm Operations Manager and alongside the Field Manager, staff will be engaged in all aspects of farming operations. Tasks will change with the seasons. Expect a lot of greenhouse and seedling maintenance in early spring, followed by field prep, planting and weeding, and once summer kicks in A LOT of harvesting, washing, packing, and delivering. Autumn is full of our bulk harvests for winter CSA, as well as field clean up and finishing up all the projects that summer swept to the side.
Much of the work we do here is done by hand, with the assistance of some machinery. We work in all kinds of weather, and so applicants must be prepared to work in varied conditions (with their own rain/mud/sun/snow gear). Candidates must be physically fit and able to perform heavy and/or repetitive tasks. This type of work is very physically demanding, at times repetitive and requires early rising.
The ideal candidate is a hard worker with some farming or tree planting experience. They should have a keen interest in growing vegetables and an ability to perform a wide range of tasks in an efficient and organized manner.
We try to have a good time in our work, so a sense of humor and friendliness is an asset!
Our employees also receive:
Housing & Transportation
We are located 10 minutes from Shawville, QC, 30 minutes from Aylmer, QC, 40 minutes from Wakefield, QC, and 1 hour from downtown Ottawa. Candidates must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the farm. We are adding staff housing this year at a cost of $500.00/month. If you have mobile housing, you are welcome to set up on farm and use basic facilities (shower, laundry) at a cost of $150.00/month. Please specify if you require housing OR to set up mobile housing.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 7 2021 ID: 58246