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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Full-Time Farm Employee
Farm: Manorun Farm
Location: Copetown, near Hamilton, Ontario (potential on-farm housing)

Manorun Farm is looking for a hard-working individual who is passionate about regenerative agriculture and community building. The work is physically demanding and we work through all types of weather. Ideal applicants are physically fit, able to perform repetitive tasks that include lifting, kneeling, and walking. We are looking for someone that is a team player who can also work on their own when needed, someone who follows instruction well, and is a quick learner. Come prepared to work hard, learn a lot, and eat well!

About Us

Manorun Organic Farm is a family-run farm set on the outskirts of Hamilton in Copetown, Ontario — just a short 5-minute drive from Ancaster and Dundas. Chris Krucker and Denise Trigatti alongside their four children have been farming organically for 25 years, offering organic vegetables through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). In this time, Manorun farm has transitioned the landscape away from its previous monocrop and pesticide-reliant systems. We believe that through regenerative agriculture we can rebuild our organic matter, increase biodiversity, which in turn provides us with more nutrient-dense crops. As we learn more about soil health and incorporate low-till practices, we are aiding in carbon sequestration to help reverse the effects of climate change. Our livestock (chickens, pigs, cows, and horses) plays a large role in our holistic system as they are integrated into our field designs.

Another important part of our farm is education and community building. We have trained many new farmers over the years, many of whom have gone on to start their own farms or continue to be involved with the regenerative food movement. We work to connect people with their food. We want to continue the movement of sustainability and inspire others to incorporate these practices into their daily lives.

We are hiring for the following position:

  • Full-Time Farm Employee
  • July (as soon as possible)- November 19th, 2021
  • Monday-Friday (8 am-5 pm)
  • Starting wage $15.50/hr, potential increase depending on skills and experience

Requirements to Apply:

  • [img10]One full season on-farm employment or an internship equivalent is recommended (reference from a previous farm owner/manager will be necessary)
  • Ability to lift heavy weights and complete repetitive tasks on hands and knees
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency (only legal Canadian work permits will be considered)
  • Experience with heavy machinery and power tools is a bonus!

Work Expectations:

  • Indoor seed propagation and outdoor planting
  • Biweekly harvest from June-November
  • Weekly CSA distribution on farm
  • Pest and weed control
  • Irrigation management
  • CSA deliveries (optional if valid drivers license)

*Potential on-farm housing for those interested*

For more information check out our website and Instagram page.

To Apply:

Please email Keshia Krucker with your resume and cover letter: keshiakrucker@gmail.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 5 2021    ID: 60510