Hiring: Farm Manager
Farm: The New Farm
The New Farm seeks a motivated, dynamic individual to serve as manager of a busy and profitable organic farm. We produce premium-quality salad mixes and cucumbers for the restaurant and retail market in southern Ontario on approximately 20 acres of garden near the village of Creemore. We are the first vegetable farm in Canada to be certified to the Regenerative Organic (ROC) standard. Our team includes six full-time seasonal employees from Mexico who have all worked on our farm for seven to eleven seasons. We custom-graze approximately 25 cattle to manage cover crops and build healthy pastures on the farm. Several restaurants maintain gardens on the farm, and we host events and farm visits in our on-farm event space and commercial kitchen. The New Farm works with Farmers for Climate Solutions, the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario, Canadian Organic Growers and other progressive farm organizations to advocate for a more just and regenerative food system. We hold on-farm fundraisers and seek corporate donations to make our food more accessible: in 2022, 65% of our production went to food banks and good food organizations in low-income communities.
If you are an experienced farmer who is ready for a challenging, long-term and secure position on an innovative farm, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com . Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork. Applications will be assessed as they are received, so please apply as soon as possible. You will be notified if you are selected for an interview.
Terms of Employment
Candidates must demonstrate the following:
Spanish language skills are an asset, but not required.
The New Farm has started the process of transitioning to a non-profit model focused on demonstrating and advocating for regenerative agriculture, with plans for an on-farm conference centre, farm store and increased policy advocacy activities. The successful candidate will have long-term opportunities for professional growth and advancement as this new model is implemented in the coming years.
The New Farm is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from equity-deserving farmers.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 27 2022 ID: 65974