FARM JOB: OTTAWA – BeetBox Co-operative Farm, Assistant Market Gardener

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 03, 2019

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BeetBox Co-operative Farm is growing (pardon the pun)! And, we need people like you; people who peruse food related employment opportunities.
We are looking for an assistant market gardener to catapult our CSA program to the next level! 

ABOUT BeetBox Co-operative Farm

We are a farmer-owned workers co-operative growing high quality vegetables, ecologically.
Last year, we established a new CSA for the lovely people of West Ottawa.
The co-op was established in 2017 by three young agrarians: Jeremy Colbeck, Lise-Anne
Léveillé, and David Mazur-Goulet. Together, we bring over a decade of growing experience to our community.


What makes us different?

  • 110 acres right in the city
  • Surrounded by forest and a short walk from the very swimmable Ottawa River.
  • A farm that is financed by its members and the community at large
  • Opportunities that lie beyond the six month contract as we grow year after year
  • Possibility of living on the farm

For more information about BeetBox Co-operative Farm, visit their website at beetbox.ca

Or find BeetBox on Facebook and on Instagram @beetbox_coop

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DESIRED QUALITIES

We are looking for a person who: 

  • Has interest, experience and / or training in organic farming
  • Believes that good work is found through the exercise of their strengths; we’re talking beyond muscles here
  • Has high integrity, the capacity to learn quickly, and high intrinsic motivation; we can teach you all the rest!
  • Is autonomous but loves team work
  • Is comfortable with repetitive tasks and working in warm, cold, rain and windy weather
  • Bilingualism is an asset since the farm is already fully bilingual

MAIN ROLE

Planting and care of crops in fields and in the greenhouse; harvesting; packaging and
washing products for CSA baskets. Help with the preparation of the drop point and all
other related tasks.

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JOB DETAILS

  • Six month contract from early May to late October 2019
  • 40 hours a week at $15/hr
  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (earlier start during harvests and 1 hour unpaid lunch)
  • Free weekly standard size CSA box

 

TO APPLY

Send your resume and cover letter to lise-anne@beetbox.ca

Deadline: January 15th. 

SEE MORE FARM JOBS AND APPRENTICESHIPS ON OUR BLOG. 

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