Hiring: Farm Staff
Farm: Joyfully Organic Farm
Location: Markham, Ontario (near Markham/Stouffville/Pickering) 40 Minutes from Toronto
Housing: Accommodations are available if needed, in either a clean and attractive apartment or new tiny house on the farm!
FULL TIME : October to December 2023
ABOUT THE FARM
Joyfully Organic Farm is a skilled, successful and dynamic Certified Local Organic vegetable farm in the Greater Toronto Area. We have a deep love of amazing food + strong farming practices. We have a large community of customers who share our love of eating well. We provide food for prominent Farmers Markets in Toronto, a large CSA, and wholesale relationships to local food purveyors.
STYLE OF FARMING
We practice an innovative model of farming that focuses on lean operation efficiencies, bio- intensive planting, high yields per acre, multi-succession planting and laughing a lot. The farm is in its 10th year of production, with 4 production vegetable fields, a nursery production green house, in-field caterpillar tunnels, and a cut flower garden. The farm maximizes the efficiencies of two unique and distinct farm production systems. Some crops are grown on a 30 inch bed system with the use of walking tractors and managed with hand tools. Most of our other crops are grown in a tractor based system designed by our farm, that retains the strengths and efficiencies of the smaller tool production system, but leverages the efficiency of farming with tractors.
We are proud of the success we have had thus far and look forward to growing our team and our production.
LOCATION: Markham, Ontario (Near Markham/Stouffville/Pickering) 30 Minutes from Toronto, Ontario
ACCOMMODATIONS: Accommodations are available if needed, in either a clean and attractive apartment or tiny house on the farm!
As a member of our farm staff team you'll work alongside a small team of enthusiastic young + highly trained farmers, who are passionate about feeding their local community. During the season
you will be exposed to all aspects of organic farming and deepen your knowledge of our farming methods, produce and operations, season extension, cover cropping, soil quality, harvesting and packing, customer delivery, and selling. And eat wonderfully along the way!
As a core member of our farm team, you will contribute to all aspects of our farm production. Training to our particular farming systems will be provided.
Main Areas of work will include:
A Farm Staff position at Joyfully Organic Farm is ideal for someone who has some related experience, and is looking to engage in the exciting field of organic farming! We seek motivated individuals who are focused and thrive in a productive team environment.
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: Staff that remain with the farm past the first season will have opportunity to have increased roles in management and planning with reflective pay raises. Past staff members have become farm managers, assistant farm managers, market managers and crew managers. Staff that have moved up into these roles have afterwards go on to to become high level managers of other farms or begin their own farm business.
SCHEDULE: Full time staff schedule is 5 days per week Monday to Friday. And occasional Saturday morning shifts at the Farmer’s Market!
WAGES: $3000-$3300/ month. Wages will be determined in accordance with skills and experience, with the possibility of a seasonal bonus.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Aug 29 2023 ID: 69004