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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Fruit and Vegetable Farmer
Farm: Fat Chance Farmstead
Location: Harrowsmith, near Kingston, Ontario

Fat Chance Farmstead is a certified organic farm with two main enterprises: The Food Box program and Strawberry production. The fruit and vegetable farmer will be expected to work interchangeably between these two enterprises.

The Food Box program is an 18 week CSA with 60 members. On Tuesdays from 3-9pm, members pick up their Food Box on the farm, at a market-style table, filling their box with designated amounts of each item. Responsibilities related to the Food Box program:

  • seedling management and watering
  • transplanting vegetable crops
  • weeding, thinning and pruning
  • irrigation management
  • harvesting
  • cleaning and packing vegetables

The strawberry production continues to grow each year and 2021 is no different. There will be over 4 acres of strawberries in various stages of growth in 2021. We provide strawberries through wholesale and individual orders primarily picked up on farm. The farm also operates a very busy strawberry u-pick for several weeks in the early summer. At the peak of the season strawberries are harvested three times per week. The farmer will be responsible for planting, pruning, weeding and harvesting strawberries throughout the season.

The farmer will be working alongside the owner/operator, Josh Suppan, during most hours but there will be some independent work as well. Plenty of direction and support will be provided along with the opportunity to take a lead role on certain aspects of the farm.

Fat Chance Farmstead has been in operation since 2012 and has grown significantly in the last couple years since moving to the current location. Depending on timing and level of interest, the fruit and vegetable farmer could be involved in building projects, general land care, heavy equipment operation, new infrastructure and maintenance in addition to the regular responsibilities outlined above. To learn more about the farm please visit http://www.fatchancefarmstead.com

We are hiring for the position of Fruit and vegetable farmer (3-4 days a week) to start at the beginning of May and finishing at the end of October.

If you want to be a part of this growing and unique farming operation check us out and send in your resume.

Job Details:

  • Compensation: $15/hr (negotiable) plus produce from the farm
  • Hours each day: 8 (30 minutes unpaid lunch and two 15 minute breaks)

Experience:

Not necessary but an asset.

To apply:

Send your resume to Farmer Josh at: Fatchancefarmstead@gmail.com with the subject: “Fruit and vegetable farmer”

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 11 2021    ID: 58261