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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Market Gardener
Farm: Ferme Réservoir
Location: Low, near Gatineau, Quebec

Ferme Réservoir is now headed into our 5th season of certified-organic mixed vegetable production in Low, QC (45 minutes north of Ottawa). Our vegetables are sold through a Friday farmer’s market in Gracefield, a collective Winter CSA, as well as in collaboration with two summer CSAs. This spring we are moving to new land that is shared with another certified organic vegetable business.

We are seeking one full-time market gardener to join us from early May to late October.

Working alongside the owners, Tom and Abbi, the ideal candidate is looking to work hard, expand their knowledge of organic food production, and work with the team to produce high quality, organic food in a timely and efficient manner.

Here are some of the main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Transplanting seedlings into the fields
  • Tending to plants (weeding, irrigating, covering with protective covers, etc.)
  • Harvesting for markets and CSA
  • Cleaning and packing vegetables
  • Participating in a variety of other related tasks, such as packing the delivery van, cleaning work surfaces, installing caterpillar tunnels, etc.
  • Possibility of tending the market stall - if bilingual

Qualities we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Performs tasks to the best of their ability
  • Attentive to detail and the task at hand
  • Has a positive attitude and is willing to work in physically-demanding conditions
  • Is punctual and has a good sense of humour
  • Can work in a team and can take on tasks alone

Requirements:

  • Someone who can work in varying weather, temperature conditions
  • Someone who can lift 40lbs of vegetables
  • Experience on a similar farm is an asset. Experience in food service, landscaping, or small businesses is also considered an asset.
  • Spoken French is an asset.

Conditions:

  • 35 hours per week. Monday-Friday 7:30am-3pm.

    • Possibility of flexible schedule
  • Approximately May 10 - October 28
  • 3 paid sick days. 5 paid vacation days.
  • Salary of $15.00-$18.00 per hour, depending on experience.
  • Free vegetables throughout the season

Why work for us?

  • See how a farm is moved! This will be a busy season, but full of opportunity to see how to set up a new farm for those curious to learn about all that is involved in this process
  • We'll share our farming experience, library and knowledge with you if you're keen to learn more. Possibilty of monthly theoretical learning opportunities as well.
  • A connection to a small-scale farming community in the Gatineau Hills.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Abbi at info@fermereservoir.ca by January 30.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 13 2022    ID: 62412