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Hiring: Permaculture Farm Field Crew 
Type: Full Season and Summer Positions 
Pay: $17/hr *plus end of season bonus & weekly vegetable share*
Farm: ManoRun Organic Farm
Location: Greater Hamilton, Ontario

We are hiring for two positions:

  1. Full season field labourer (May 1st- mid November)
  2. Summer season field labourer (June-September 1)

Manorun Farm is looking for hard-working individuals to join our 2023 field crew. Prior farming experience is recommended, but related experience such as tree-planting, landscaping, construction, etc is also valued. You must have a decent base-line of physical stamina. This position requires the ability to lift heavy bins, lots of walking, kneeling, crouching and bending. This work can be quite strenuous on hands, wrists, knees, and back. There are plenty of repetitive jobs such as bundling carrots and weeding that require consistency and speed.

We are hard-workers who are passionate about providing quality and sustainable food to our community by continuously expanding our regenerative growing practices. At Manorun Farm, soil health is integral to everything we do. We believe that in order to grow healthy food we first have to grow healthy soil. We care for our soil through crop rotation, composting, decreasing tillage, cover cropping, and integrating livestock. All these methods help build our organic matter, increase biodiversity, which in turn provides us with more nutrient-dense crops. We do not use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or growth hormones. We are guided by organic regenerative agricultural practices that incorporate a larger set of guidelines. The majority of our vegetable production takes place on twenty acres of land that we have transitioned from a conventional farmland into an oak savannah. We have utilized permaculture design to create a food forest with swales to capture and store water. In between our tree lines, we sustainably grow our vegetables, rotationally graze our livestock, and grow cover crops, hay, and grains. We have been training and mentoring new farmers through our internship and staff positions for over 20 years. We value the educational component of the work we do and pride ourselves in offering a very well-rounded seasonal growing experience. For more information check out our website and social media

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • passionate and hard-working
  • efficient and adaptable
  • able to work independently and collaboratively
  • problem solvers
  • willing to work in all weather conditions
  • able to complete repetitive tasks with consistency and efficiency
  • able to follow instructions and receive feedback
  • strong communicators and willing to ask questions
  • applicants must live locally and have reliable transportation to and from the farm. We do not offer on-farm accommodations

Work Hours:

  • May-September: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
  • September-November: Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm
  • 1 hour lunch break (unpaid)
  • 15 minute field break (paid)


  • $17/hour with an end of season bonus
  • Small harvest basket to take home each week ($630 value)
  • A fresh seasonal lunch is provided for staff every day
  • Vacation pay
  • Discount on farm store products

Daily and seasonal tasks will include:

  • soil mixing, starting seeds through our germination chamber and propagation bench, and transplanting seedlings
  • training on smaller machinery such as weed trimmers, flame weeders, and various tractor pulled implements.
  • setting up and monitoring irrigation systems (drip tape and wobblers)
  • weed management with tools such as the wheel hoe, flame weeder, tarping, and hand-weeding
  • harvesting and processing vegetables, packing harvest boxes
  • working the market table on harvest days
  • Season extension opportunities available to the right candidate

For more information check out our website and Instagram page.

Please email your resume and cover letter to:

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We are a non discriminatory workplace. You will not be required to present any personal health information to apply for this position.

Here is an account from our 2022 season employee, Sarah Janes


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 17 2023    ID: 66543