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Position: Market garden assistant - Part-time
Company: Sungold Organics | Instagram
Location: London ON (Mount Brydges), Ontario

Sungold Organics is hiring a market gardener. This is an entry-level position that requires no prior farming experience, although an aptitude for physical work and an interest in learning about small-scale agriculture are certainly assets.

The garden is located on a beautiful tree-lined property outside of Mount Brydges, about a twenty-five minute drive from downtown London. We cultivate one acre of crops using a variety of hand tools and intensive growing techniques. The garden produces a variety of vegetables and herbs which are sold through two weekly markets in London and to local restaurants and retailers. We place a strong emphasis on growing high quality produce, and therefore attention to detail is a desired characteristic in an applicant. The work is physically demanding but highly rewarding; we will witness the seasons change, cross paths with a variety of wildlife, and cultivate many different crops from seed to harvest. We grow in accordance with the organic standard, although the farm is not certified. More recently our techniques have evolved to limit the amount of tillage performed in the garden in an ongoing effort to maintain habitat for biology present in the soil.

Some finer points...

  • Part-time position (2-3 eight hour days / week or 15-25 hours total) starts: immediately
  • Approximate duration is through to the end of September with the option of some work into October
  • Starting wage will be $16.00 / hour, with opportunities for growth
  • Applicant must have access to transportation to Mount Brydges (about 25 minutes from London), as the farm is not serviced by public transit
  • Your duties will include; sowing seeds, bed prep, planting, weeding, and cultivation right through to harvesting, washing and packing
  • Good physical fitness and the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions (rain, heat, cold) are essential assets
  • Conscientiousness, a positive outlook, and the ability to both communicate effectively and work independently are important qualities
  • Applicants interested in returning for a full season next year (2022) would be prioritized

Most of all, we are seeking someone who is sincerely interested in being part of a small team as we work together to produce high quality food.

Please email with a resume, two references with phone numbers, and a brief note about yourself and why you'd be a good fit.

Our email is: sungoldorganics@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 14 2021    ID: 60634