FARM JOB: Elie, Manitoba – Hearts & Roots, Crew Position

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 10, 2021

Hearts & Roots in Elie, Manitoba is seeking a Crew Member for the 2021 season!

ABOUT Hearts & Roots

Hearts & Roots is a small farm neighbouring the La Salle River, on Treaty 1 Territory. Best known for our market garden, we grow a mix of annual and perennial food crops with the help of animal integration.

Our farm is certified organic and we take tremendous care in our stewardship of the land.

DESIRED QUALITIES

Crew members will be required to work in all weather, so must provide their own gloves, work boots, rubber boots, and rain gear. Farm work is long and hard; crew members must be able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly and be able to spend long periods of time bent over and squatting.

  • Be a team player, but be able to work independently for long stretches of time
  • Previous farm experience not required, but can be an asset, as well as any experience with plants
  • Have an eagerness to learn and be able to follow instruction well
  • Good observation skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Be able to work fast and show initiative
  • Energetic and reliable
  • Must be able to receive critique and feedback
  • Must be physically capable to perform all farm tasks in all weather
  • Have a valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must be comfortable with animals

JOB TASKS

Crew members will be involved with all aspects of the farm, which includes bed prep, seeding, transplanting, washing, animal chores, general maintenance, sorting, packing, weeding and harvesting (with particular emphasis on the last two). Weeding means hand-weeding, hoeing and flame weeding. Harvesting means picking everything from groundcherries to beans to melons.

JOB DETAILS

Term: Start date is May 1 and the position is full time until September with the potential of continued work into October. Note: this application is for a full-time, full-season position. In April, we will be hiring part-time (30 hours/week) pickers and weeders for July and August. If you are interested in one of these positions, please email us at britt@heartsandroots.com.

Hours per week: 40

Wage: $15/hr

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume through our website heartsandroots.com
A cover letter is appreciated but not required.

Deadline to apply: March 12, 2021

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT Hearts & Roots

Website: heartsandroots.com
Facebook: facebook.com/heartsandroots
Instagram: @heartsandroots

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