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ORGANIC FLOWER FARMING

Position: Flower Farm Hand
Farm: Floralora Flowers
Location: Cherry Valley, Prince Edward County, Ontario

About Us:

As a cut flower farm, Floralora Flowers aims to grow interesting and unusual varieties of flowers and foliage. With thought and care from seed to our customers in Prince Edward County and Toronto, our flowers are of the utmost quality and freshness. We use only organic and sustainable growing methods to help preserve the health of the ecosystem.

In its eighth year, Floralora grows approximately 3 acres of annuals, perennials, shrubs and vines at two farm locations. Our specialty cut flowers are mostly field grown or grown in one of our three high tunnels, used for season extension and growing more fragile blooms. We aim to bring customers fresh cut blooms from April to November.

Position details:

Full-time seasonal farmhand position on our flower farm in Prince Edward County to start asap and work until Nov/December

This is a multi-faceted position that includes but is not limited to:

Soil preparation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, pruning, harvesting, post-harvest preparation of flowers, with the possibility of floral design, wedding/event installations, customer relations, market sales.

Requirements of an ideal candidate:

  • Confident
  • Hard worker
  • Able to work independently
  • Has a strong work ethic
  • committed and punctual
  • has outdoor work experience
  • Capable of handling long hours, outside in all types of weather, repetitive tasks, and heavy lifting (40lb)
  • Has the ability to work well on a team, stay positive and keep a sense of humour.
  • Has a valid G driver’s license and vehicle
  • Can commit to working the whole season with the opportunity to return the following year(s).
  • Farming experience is an asset but not mandatory.

Wage: Dependant on experience
Schedule: Five days a week, 9-5 (ish)pm with 1-hour unpaid lunch.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to info@floraloraflowers.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 16 2021    ID: 59502