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REGENERATIVE FARMING

Position: Market Garden Assistant
Farm: Cardinal Creek Farm
Location: near London & St. Thomas, Ontario

Cardinal Creek Farm is a 10 acre tree lined property, with Cat Fish Creek wrapping around the back side of the property, just outside of Aylmer. About a 30 minute drive from south west London. We use organic and regenerative practices to farm 3/4 of an acre of intensively planted and rotated crops that service 2 local markets and on farm sales.

We are looking to hire an entry level part time position, this position requires no previous farming experience, however, an interest in learning about small scale farming/agriculture and an aptitude for physical work are definitely and asset.

We cultivate a wide variety of crops using hand tools and intensive growing techniques. Therefore the applicant will have the opportunity to learn how to successfully grow many different vegetables, while working with the land in a regenerative way that helps build the soil and provide nutrient dense crops. Top quality produce is very important to us and therefore attention to detail is a very important trait in the applicant.

The position will not require the applicate to attend markets, however we do offer on farm sales, as well as an annual Seedling Sale, assistance with sales on farm would potentially be part of the position.

Market Gardening is physically demanding, but very rewarding; watching food grow from seed to harvest, connecting with nature, witnessing wildlife, and providing quality vegetables to the community.

Details about the Position:

  • seasonal part-time position 2-3 eight hour shifts per week, hours may fluctuate throughout the season, starting mid march
  • Approximate duration is from March (during which time we will put up hoop structures for the coming season and start seeds for the farm and a seedling sale), the position will go to some time in October (during this time of year there is a fall farm clean up, out cropping and moving silage tarps)
  • Starting wage will be $17/hr
  • applicant must have their own transportation to and from the farm
  • duties will include: direct seeding, nursery assistance, transplanting, bed prep, moving silage tarps, irrigation maintenance, weeding, harvesting, washing and packing produce, potentially some on farm sales during spring season.
  • ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions (heat, rain, wind, mosquitos) and possess proper outdoor gear (no open toed shoes, boots for rain, rain jacket ect) are essential
  • Must be able to follow instruction, work independently and as part of a team, have a positive outlook, and eagerness to learn.

Application

Please email your resume and cover letter, telling us a bit about why you feel you would be a good fit, to Anne at cardinalcreekfarmandmarket@gmail.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 14 2022    ID: 62439