We are seeking passionate and hard-working individuals to take full and part-time roles working our 2-acre organic vegetable gardens and greenhouse in 2022!
Root Radical Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a successful organic farm which has grown a diversity of vegetables since 2007. We sell our vegetables through the CSA model to about 250 member households in Kingston and on Howe Island. We are known for our high-quality great-tasting vegetables, our friendly, organized and accommodating customer service, and the environmental education opportunities offered to our community.
In the garden, most work is done by hand or with human-powered tools. We use tractors for moving compost and soil mix, preparing the gardens for planting, and for other heavy lifting. We use drip irrigation and season-extension techniques in our fields. We also produce tomatoes, cucumbers, greens, and transplants in our 2300 sq. ft. greenhouse and caterpillar tunnel.
We harvest vegetables for two delivery days each week. The rest of the week we do seeding, greenhouse management, making soil mix, planting, hoeing, hand weeding, washing and packing vegetables. In the shoulder seasons we work on infrastructure projects, garden preparation, and clean up.
In the interest of protecting the most vulnerable, and so that we can continue to deliver on our commitments to our CSA community, we are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and want to work with others that share the same values.
Root Radical CSA is located on Howe Island between Kingston and Gananoque. The CSA garden is about 2 acres on a 400-acre farm that includes hayfields, permanent pastures, gardens, riverfront and wooded areas. Root Radical CSA is a woman-led farm, and Emily Dowling is the main CSA farmer. For more information about Root Radical CSA, please browse our website: http://rootradicalrows.com/
Wage: Starting at $15.00 per hour.
Schedule: Typically, we start work at 6:45 or 7:30 AM and finish between 3:00 and 4:30 PM depending on the day. Lunch is unpaid and is usually a half hour in length. Whenever possible two 15-minute breaks are incorporated into our day. Full and part time positions available.
Duration of Employment: We are hiring for positions between two and five months in duration. Please indicate in your application how many months you wish you work and when you are available to begin. Ability to commit to the full duration is a requirement and an openness to coming back to work again in 2023 is a plus.
Hours of Work: Number of days per week is negotiable for applicants for part time roles. Applicants for full-time roles must be available to work about 7 to 8 hours a day, 5 days per week during our busy season (early May to mid/late September). Depending on the weather, the number of work hours may be reduced later in the fall (late September to November). Please see the note below about weather dependant work.
Weather: On harvest days, we work rain or shine. However, our other work (planting, weeding, etc.) can be weather-dependent. There may be some days when we would not work because of heavy rain that day or the day before. In exceptional weather circumstances, during our busiest times in the season, staff may be asked to work weekends to make up for days missed during the week due to inclement weather.
Equity Hiring: We acknowledge that not everyone starts from the same place because of systemic advantages and barriers. We acknowledge this and encourage and welcome applications from people who typically face barriers to working in the agricultural sector.
Perks: Farming is hard work, but working at Root Radical CSA also has benefits including…
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Deadline to apply: Please send your application as soon as possible. Interviews will be held the week of January 24.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 6 2022 ID: 62313