Joyfully Organic Farm in Markham, Ontario is seeking Farm Staff for the 2020 season!
ACCOMMODATIONS: Shared accommodations are available if needed, in a clean and attractive apartment.
ABOUT Joyfully Organic Farm
We have a deep love of amazing food, strong farming practices, and hearty laughs. We are planning our 2020 Season and putting together our rock star farm staff team. Joyfully Organic Farm focuses on lean operational efficiencies, bio-intensive planting, multi-successions high yields per acreage, and laughing a lot.
The farm operates on a 30 inch bed system with the use of walking tractors and hand tools. In parallel, the farm is developing a tractor based system which will retain the strengths and efficiencies of the well know 30 inch bed system, developed by Elliot Coleman and popularized by Jean Martin. Please visit our website to learn more about our farming practices.
We are active members of our surrounding communities, providing vegetables for 3 Farmers Markets in Toronto, a large CSA in our hometown, and wholesale relationships to local food purveyors + chefs.
We are seeking motivated individuals to join our farm team. We are looking for those who are invested in organic agriculture and interested in pursuing farming as a potential career. Thanks for your interest in joining the farm team, we look forward to meeting you!
- At least one season of farming experience
- Knowledge of organic farming practices is an asset
- Self-motivated and hardworking
- Forward thinking
- Ability to work at a fast pace in groups or alone
- Physically fit and capable of working efficiently in a variety of weather conditions
- Positive in attitude and contributes to an efficient and enjoyable work environment
- Keen to contribute ideas and demonstrate problem solving abilities
- Good sense of humour and desire to work in a team setting
As part of our farm team, you will get to contribute to all areas of our farm production. Training to our particular farming systems will be provided. Areas of work will including:
- Seedling Production
- Greenhouse Management
- Harvesting Vegetables
- Preparing for/attending Markets and CSA
- Carpentry / Building Projects
- Weed and Pest Management
- Fertility and Land Management
- Machine/tool maintenance
Term: This position is Full Time, May to December 2020
Hours per week: Full time, 5 to 6 days per week as per farm needs
Wage: Compensation will be determined based on the selected candidate’s experience. Monthly wages will be determined in accordance with skills and experience, with the possibility of a seasonal bonus.
Accommodations: Shared accommodations are available if needed, in a clean and attractive apartment.
Fill out our Farm Staff Questionnaire on our website and attach your resume at the end, when prompted. Thanks! We look forward to reading your application. Please mention you saw the posting on Young Agrarians.
Learn More About Joyfully Organic Farm