Location: Quinte West, near Trenton/Belleville, Ontario
Housing: No housing available on the farm. If housing is required, we are happy to help the applicant find something in the area, although this may prove to be a barrier.
Knuckle Down Farm is a small Organic Market Garden and CSA farm near the towns of Stirling and Frankford, Ontario. The one acre garden is planted intensively and most work is done using hand tools with a little help from a walk-behind BCS tractor. We attend a Farmers’ Market in Stirling as well as running a 40 member CSA or Veggie Share program.
Knuckle Down Farm is primarily a one woman operation, I grow a wide variety of vegetables as well as some herbs and flowers in between entertaining two small children. The successful candidate would work both alongside the farmer and often independently during the season with tasks such as weeding, bed prep, transplanting, seeding, harvesting, market and CSA preparations and any other jobs that arise around the busy farm!
Ideally, we’re looking for an employee who has some previous experience with organic farming, but candidates with an interest in market gardening and a willingness to work hard and learn will also be considered.
Because this is a small operation the ability to complete tasks even when left to work alone is crucial. The position also requires the candidate to be:
Access to your own transportation to and from the farm is required as there is no housing available on the farm. If housing is required, we are happy to help the applicant find something in the area, although this may prove to be a barrier.
This position is dependent on Canada Summer Jobs funding so applicants must meet the funding criteria:
To be eligible, candidates must:
How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your interest and experience to Jenny Cook at:
jenny (at) knuckledownfarm.ca*
Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.
Wages: $15/hour, 35 hours/week
Benefits: Food from the farm
Duration: June to August (Start and end dates are somewhat flexible).
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 3 2021 ID: 59710