Filled: FARM JOB: LANIGAN, SK – Grovenland Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 26, 2019

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This position has been filled as of March 13, 2019.

Grovenland Farm in Lanigan, SK is hiring a farm hand for the 2019 season! 

About Grovenland Farm

Grovenland farm is third generation family run farm in rural Saskatchewan. We have been operating in our current configuration for nearly 8 years, and are ready to hire our first staff to keep up with demand. We have hosted many wwoofers and other short and long term volunteers and have enjoyed working with everyone who has come to the farm. We operate a small one acre market garden and CSA throughout the summer, and have a variety of pasture raised livestock year round. We have three quarter sections (480 acres total) that we use for yard, gardens, pasture and hay land. Currently we have focused our farming endeavour in four areas, grass finished beef, heritage breed pastured pigs, pastured chickens (both for meat and eggs) and a full complement of vegetables being sold at local farmers market and through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

Our farm continues to grow and evolve to follow our skills, passions and dreams. We believe in producing good food for our neighbours and community in a way that is environmentally sustainable and just for all of creation. We are not certified organic, although much of our farm follows organic practices. Rather than shipping organic grain for our pigs and chickens we are sourcing local grains from neighbours that meet our stipulations. We are proud of our farm and love to share it with others, so we welcome visitors to the farm anytime. We have taken Holistic Management and are influenced by permaculture and apply those techniques to our farm.

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Desired Qualities

We are looking for someone who wants to learn about all aspects of the farm, from the gardens, to livestock care, handling and butchering, to marketing.
We want someone who is willing to learn, as we enjoy teaching.
We want someone who is hard working and physically able to do manual labour.
Someone who is flexible and can roll with us as we figure out the best ways a farm hand can help the farm operate smoothly.
We want someone who wants to be part of the farm family, as we have 3 children, and 4 adults (plus occasional volunteers) on the farm who eat many meals together and share the work load.
Drivers license is an asset.

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Job Tasks

For those who like a little of everything, but tasks can be flexible based on skills and interest:

  • Gardening: soil prep, seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, packaging, food preservation
  • Animal care: feeding of pigs, chickens, rotating cattle to new pastures
  • Fencing
  • Butchering of chickens on farm, collecting eggs
  • Attending farmers market or assisting with deliveries

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Job Details

Term: Flexible start date, but due to the seasonal living quarters May-early October are best.

Hours: Flexible based on your desire to work and our need 20-40 hours/week.

Wage: Negotiated based on skill and experience $12-15/hr plus room and board.

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Room and Board

Room consists of a 30′ camper trailer next to the farm house. Has kitchen, power, and cold water, outhouse. Bathroom in the house is also available for use.
Food: Eat together with family for supper, mainly of food produced on our farm. You may be asked to help prepare the main meal occasionally. Prepare your own breakfast and lunch.

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To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Lisa at grovenlandfarm@gmail.com detailing why you want to join us for the season and if you have any conditions or stipulations on your part.

Learn More About Grovenland Farm

Websitewww.grovenlandfarm.ca

Facebookwww.facebook.com/GrovenlandFarm

Instagram: @grovenland_farm

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