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Hiring: Field Hand (2 positions)
Organization: Vintage Soil Farm (VS)
Location: Kemptville, between Kingston & Ottawa ON
Housing: no on-site housing available
After a wonderful 2022 season, Vintage Soil Farm is expanding and we’re looking for 2 full-time farmers to join our team just outside of Kemptville, ON!
Our mission is to cultivate soil, food, and community sustainably.
VS is a small-scale mixed vegetable farm. We grow on rented land outside of Kemptville, ON. We rent 5.5 field acres (with 2.5 acres of veggies and the rest being rotational cover crops) and distribute our veg through a CSA program, 2 farmers markets, and the Little Blue Barn (our farm stand). VS is primarily draft and human-powered with the occasional tractor use when needed. We grow in accordance with the organic certification standards but are not yet certified.
Are you hardworking and reliable?
Do you enjoy working alone?
Do you have your full driver's license?
Do you have reliable transportation to the farm?
Do you have experience working outside in a physically demanding job in all types of weather (i.e. landscaping, tree planting, farming etc)?
Do you value open and honest communication?
Are you interested in starting your own farm one day?
Are you looking to learn more about small-scale farming?
Do you have experience working with horses?
If you answered yes to a lot of these questions, keep on reading!
We are a small farm with a small team. You must be comfortable working alone and taking initiative.
We will be a 2-3 person team and working alone is going to be a regular occurrence. But, you will also be working closely alongside the owner, Isabelle. Isabelle farmed for 6 years in ON, BC, and QC (including management at 3 farms for 4 years) prior to starting Vintage Soil Farm. There is a lot of potential for knowledge sharing.
There will be the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the farm:
If you are coming to the farm with previous farming experience we can work together to include areas of particular interest into your daily tasks. As we are on rented land and going into our third season, we are still working on refining our systems and you can have the opportunity to help us do this!
No living accommodation is available as VS is on rented land.
Please send your resume and a cover letter to Isabelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 20 2023 ID: 66609