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ORGANIC FARMING

Positions: Organic farming
Farm: Fair Fields 
Location:
near Neustadt, Ontario (please indicate if you require on-farm accommodation)

Positions: 

  1. Full season Full-time Farm Worker – Mid-April through September, with possibility for extension through October. Unlike the other two positions, start at $18.50/hr.
  2. Full season Part-Time Farm Worker – Mid-April through September, start at $17.50/hr.
  3. Peak season Full-Time Farm Worker – Mid-May though August, start at $17.50/hr.

(Wage is negotiable if applicant has enough relevant experience)

Location: At our farm, Fair Fields, near Neustadt, Grey County, Ontario. We run a small-scale fruit and vegetable operation specializing in u-pick, retail and wholesale of asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, sweet corn and pumpkins. We are also slowly planting out raspberries and haskaps, though production is still small.

Vacation and time-off: One week vacation will be provided during this time (unpaid). It can be taken all at once or as individual days, anytime during the duration of the position, with the exception of the 3 weeks of peak strawberry production.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred;
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada; and,
  • Be physically fit and able to occasionally lift 50 lbs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plant, weed, fertilize, mulch, irrigate and harvest asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries and sweet corn
  • Seed and maintain corn transplants in greenhouse
  • Help with construction projects, including a walk-in cooler and ongoing barn renovations
  • Maintain and mow under pasture fencing
  • Secure and move silage tarps and landscape fabric
  • Supervise strawberry u-pick
  • Make hay and straw
  • Plant and maintain cover crops
  • Contribute to content and post material to social media and our website
  • Supervise volunteer labour and work independently and as part of a team
  • Feed, move and potentially work with a team of draft horses (first year on the farm)

This is an inclusive and welcoming workspace and we don’t tolerate harassment or discrimination at Fair Fields. To read about our hiring and management practices follow this link: https://fairfieldsorganics.ca/hiring-and-management-practices/

Health and safety are very important to us. We provide basic first aid supplies, personal protective equipment and equipment training, and encourage staff and volunteers to alert us to potential workplace hazards as well as specific personal health and safety needs.

To apply, send us an email to devanpenney@gmail.com with Subject "Employment 2024" and answer all of the following:

1) Your phone number and current address.

2) Are you between the ages of 18 and 30?

3) Which position are you applying for and do you have any other time commitments during the duration of the position?

4) Are you able to work weekends?

5) How do you like to stay fit? What kind of experience have you had with physical recreation?

6) List farming or any physical labour experience.

7) Are you available to come to the farm for an interview?

8) Do you have a current driver’s licence (what level if graduated licensing system)?

9) Do you have access to a vehicle for the season?

10) Are you a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person for whom refugee status has been confirmed (provide details)?

11) Do you require on-farm accommodation?

12) Why do you want to work at Fair Fields?

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

We will follow up with applicants for an interview and to discuss further details.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 2 2024    ID: 70113