Tag Archives: Ontario

JAN 9: ELMWOOD, ON – Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week Ecological Day

Posted by Moss Dance on October 04, 2018

Grey Bruce Farmers' Week logo

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week (GBFW) is a 7-day agricultural conference featuring a program dedicated to each of the major commodity groups (Dairy, Goat, Sheep, Horse, Beef, Crops and Ecological) in Grey and Bruce counties and beyond. This year, GBFW’s Ecological Day is a producer-lead annual event, related to Ecological Practices on the Farm. WHEN: Wednesday January 9, 2019, 9:00AM — 4:15PM WHERE: Online or in-person at 38 Queen St W, Elmwood, ON ABOUT GREY BRUCE FARMERS’ WEEK GBFW has been a main stay in Grey County since 1966, carrying forth a strong mandate to educate farmers and agribusinesses. GBFW features approximately 55 speakers … Continue reading JAN 9: ELMWOOD, ON – Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week Ecological Day

FARM JOB: COBOURG, ON – Headwaters Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on May 31, 2018

Headwaters Farm

Want to be a farm educator and tour guide? This farm job at Headwaters Farm near Cobourg, ON offers opportunities to educate the public, and  help out in a permaculture garden. ABOUT HEADWATERS FARM Mixed organic (not certified) with 1.5 acres market garden, permaculture garden, laying hens, meat chickens, goats and bees. We have 120 acres with 70 planted in vegetable, hay, oats, barley, malting barley and cover crop. We are in the rolling hills of Northumberland County, high above Port Hope and Cobourg with a view of Lake Ontario. We sell on farm but mostly off-farm at 2 farmer’s … Continue reading FARM JOB: COBOURG, ON – Headwaters Farm

GROW YOUR OWN JOB – New farmers seeking agriculture careers in Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on April 25, 2018 1 Comment

Agriculture Careers

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this article, Stephanie Gordon follows the stories of several young farmers getting started in agriculture careers. She explores the barriers faced by new farmers in Ontario, including rising land prices, and equipment costs — and the differences between those who have grown up in farming families, and those new to farming. She also notes smaller-scale farming enterprises can be a good entry point for new and young farmers. AGRICULTURE CAREERS: GROW YOUR OWN JOB Can a young person get into farming today? By Stephanie Gordon On Dylan Sher’s first day of his summer job at the dairy farm, a cow had fallen ill. … Continue reading GROW YOUR OWN JOB – New farmers seeking agriculture careers in Ontario

FARM JOB: KINGSTON, ON – Root Radical CSA Organic Farm Worker

Posted by Moss Dance on April 18, 2018

Root Radical CSA

Root Radical CSA is hiring an organic farm worker for the 2018 season! Learn about farming, work hard outside and eat delicious veggies this summer on Howe Island! ABOUT ROOT RADICAL CSA Root Radical Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a successful small organic farm growing a diversity of vegetables. Entering our 12th season, we sell our vegetables through the CSA model to about 250 households in Kingston and on Howe Island. We are known for our high-quality great-tasting vegetables, our friendly organized and accommodating customer service, and the environmental education opportunities offered to our community. In the garden, most work … Continue reading FARM JOB: KINGSTON, ON – Root Radical CSA Organic Farm Worker

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Educator

Posted by Moss Dance on December 19, 2017

Ignatius Farm Job

Ignatius Farm is hiring a farm educator for the 2018 season—if you are interested in growing food, eco-spirituality and farm-based education, read on… ABOUT IGNATIUS FARM The Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers markets, local businesses and service agencies. The Farm’s programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events. The Ignatius Farm is an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph Ontario, whose key mission for more than four decades has been to foster an ecological way of life through agriculture, spirituality, … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Educator

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Assistant – Education

Posted by Moss Dance on November 03, 2017

Ignatius Farm Job

Ignatius Farm in Guelph, Ontario is an organic training farm at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. They are seeking a farm education assistant for November, 2017. About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm, an organic community based training farm, is an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. The Ignatius land is considered sacred and those who work the land must have a commitment to ecology. Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, the Milton Farmers Market, local businesses, and service agencies. Farm programs include Community Gardens, Acreage rentals, Internships, Working Shares and volunteering. For more … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Assistant – Education

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Assistants

Posted by Moss Dance on October 11, 2017

Ignatius Farm

Join the team at Ignatius Farm this winter, an organic farm and education centre in Guelph, Ontario! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm, an organic community based training farm, is an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. The Ignatius land is considered sacred and those who work the land must have a commitment to ecology. Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, the Milton Farmers Market, local businesses, and service agencies. Farm programs include Community Gardens, Acreage rentals, Internships, Working Shares and volunteering. Check out this post on the Ignatius Farm website here. … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Assistants

FARM JOB: Chelsey, Ontario – Black Sheep Farm Manager – FILLED

Posted by Moss Dance on February 12, 2017

Farm Job Black Sheep Farm

*** This position has been filled! *** Looking for an exciting and challenging farm job? Black Sheep Farm (Chesley, Ontario, Canada) is hiring a full-time farm manager from May to October, 2017 (~ 25 weeks). Farmer Brenda Hsueh is expecting her first child at the end of April and needs an experienced farmer to make sure the farm plan gets implemented for the year. About the Position Farm production includes a 1 acre market garden producing 30 weekly CSA packages, as well as a small flock of sheep which is intensively grazed. Market garden tasks will include soil blocking for … Continue reading FARM JOB: Chelsey, Ontario – Black Sheep Farm Manager – FILLED

INTERNSHIP: Blue Wheelbarrow Farm, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on February 08, 2017

Internship Blue Wheelbarrow Farm

Who We Are Blue Wheelbarrow Farm is crazy excited to be starting its second season in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario (2.5 hours east of Toronto). Holy crap­ we made it through our first drought filled season! Located just outside Bloomfield in the heart of “The County”, we are dedicated to producing fresh, organically grown vegetables of the highest quality and taste, with a strong focus on promoting local agriculture and local food autonomy. The farm is a 17 acre property with 1.5 acres cultivated for vegetable growing. We specialize in salad mixes and baby greens, but grow a wide … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Blue Wheelbarrow Farm, Prince Edward County, Ontario

#foodandlabour 2/3: Squaring the Circle? Education, Work & Farm Internships

Posted by Moss Dance on June 17, 2016

Credit: Alyse Blair

By Michael Ekers and Charles Levkoe Originally published in the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario’s March-April 2016 newsletter, Volume 37, Issue 2. Are agricultural internships and volunteer positions strictly about addressing farms’ labour needs or are they a new model of farmer education and social movement building that is taking place beyond the confines of urban centres and post-secondary institutions? On the one hand, there is no doubt that forms of non-traditional labour are about work. There are many cases in which interns are working upwards of 60 hours a week on farms performing the labour that would normally be associated … Continue reading #foodandlabour 2/3: Squaring the Circle? Education, Work & Farm Internships