Position: Organic Farming
Farm: Root Radical CSA
Location: Howe Island, Kingston area, Ontario
Housing: No on-farm housing. Please indicate in your application whether you have your own transportation, or if you will require carpooling.
We are seeking a passionate and hard-working individual to work our 3-acre organic vegetable gardens and greenhouse in 2024.
Full-time summer position available.
Root Radical Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a successful organic farm which has grown a wide variety of vegetables since 2007. We sell our vegetables through the CSA model to about 250 member households in Kingston and on Howe Island. We are known for our high-quality great-tasting vegetables, our friendly, organized and accommodating customer service, and the environmental education opportunities offered to our community.
We are a team of about five people. In the garden, most work is done by hand or with human-powered tools. We use a tractor for moving compost and soil mix, preparing the gardens for planting, and for other heavy lifting. We use drip irrigation and season-extension techniques in our fields. We also produce tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumbers, greens, and transplants in our greenhouse and caterpillar tunnel.
The main tasks for this role are planting, hoeing, hand weeding, pruning and trellising, harvesting, washing, and packing vegetables.
Root Radical CSA is located on Howe Island between Kingston and Gananoque. The vegetable operation is located on 3 of our 84-acre farm which also includes hayfields, permanent pastures, and wooded areas. Root Radical CSA is a woman-led farm, and Emily Dowling is the main CSA farmer. For more information on Root Radical CSA, please browse our website: http://rootradicalrows.com/
Wage: Starting at $16.55 per hour. Increases incrementally every 160 hours and will be $20.60 after 480 hours or approximately 60 workdays.
Schedule: Typically, we start work at 6:45 or 7:30 AM and finish between 3:00 and 4:30 PM depending on the day. Lunch is unpaid and is usually a half hour in length. There are also two 15-minute paid breaks.
Duration of Employment: We are currently hiring for a summer role that runs from May 1 to Aug 30, 2024. An openness to coming back to work again in 2025 is a plus.
Hours of Work: Applicants for full-time roles must be available to work about 8 hours a day, 4 or 5 days per week. Please see below re: weather-dependent work.
Weather: On harvest days, we work rain or shine. However, our other work (planting, weeding, etc.) can be weather-dependent. There may be some days when we would not work because of heavy rain that day or the day before. In exceptional weather circumstances, during our busiest times in the season, staff may be asked to work weekends to make up for days missed during the week due to inclement weather.
Equity Hiring: We acknowledge that not everyone starts from the same place because of systemic advantages and barriers. We understand this and encourage and welcome applications from people who typically face barriers to working in the alternative agricultural sector.
Perks: Farming is hard work, but working at Root Radical CSA also has benefits including…
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Deadline to apply: Please send your application as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 31 2024 ID: 70097