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Position: Organic Farm Intern
Type: paid position starting at $550.00 weekly, deductions will be made for room and board
Eligibility: ages 18-30, Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
Farm: Marvellous Edibles Farm
Location: Woodford, near Owen Sound and Collingwood, Grey County, Georgian Bay, Ontario

Marvellous Edibles Farm is looking for Organic Farm interns starting date November/2020, ending May 15, 2021 with the option to extend for the remaining 2021 season.

Marvellous Edibles is a diverse and sustainable 100 acre farm south of the Georgian Bay. We have 20 Acres of certified Organic vegetables, fruits, cattle and poultry. We have 3/4 acre in hoophouse production and pursue multiple methods of season extension. We have an on-farm kitchen and produce value added products which include ferments, meat processing and baking. 

Our philosophy is to grow what we sell. and be profitable.

We market most of our products at various farmers markets in Toronto and some wholesale sales.

This is a unique opportunity for candidates who are looking for a well rounded paid internship experience in full time, year round farming with a strong focus on greenhouse growing and season extension. We manage 3/4 acre under hoophouses which we use to grow vegetables and greens year round.

Interns will be exposed to and learn:

  • seed starting, seedling care
  • crop planning with season extension in mind
  • Weed, pest, and disease management
  • Intensive vegetable farming utilizing raised beds, walk behind tractor and attachments
  • livestock and pasturing
  • cover cropping and soil care
  • season extension and greenhouse management
  • Certified Organic rules and certification
  • Efficiency and pricing
  • Value added products in our on farm inspected kitchen.
  • Root Cellaring
  • Greens production in winter months.
  • Basic cheese and yogurt production

Hours: 8-10 hours/day and could be more on certain days such as harvest or getting ready for markets.

To qualify for this internship you must have:

  • An interest in organic farming
  • Problem solving skills.
  • The ability to work independently and with others
  • An inquisitive mind that approaches farming as a science.
  • A love of  food and have excellent cooking skills
  • You must be able to get up very early to go to farmers markets.
  • You must be ready to help supervise our many volunteers
  • some farming experience would be an asset

And most importantly you must want to be a farmer. What you are applying for is  physical work often in adverse situations such as heat, cold and rain.

This is not a formal learning environment, you will work together with the farmers and/or alone. If you feel that you work better with formal teaching sessions this is not a job for you.

We encourage  candidates who will take the initiative and use our very large number of reference materials. 

In return we offer a dynamic environment in one of the most beautiful regions in Ontario, and training in farm management.  After this opportunity you will have an in depth knowledge of how to run and manage a small farm.

Please email a request if you would like more detailed information such as what life is like at our farm, living conditions, recreational opportunities and information about the farmers.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 19 2020    ID: 57977