FARM JOB: Prince Edward County, Ontario – Edwin County Farms, Market Garden Team Lead

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on February 23, 2023

Edwin County Farms in Prince Edward County, Ontario is seeking a Market Garden Team Lead!

ABOUT Edwin County Farms

Edwin County farms is looking for a team lead with experience in organic vegetable production operations to join our team. Edwin County Farms is a bio-diverse farm located in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario. The 700 acre farm includes a 2 acre intensively planted market garden and seasonal greenhouse facility for vegetables and cut flowers. The farm also produces organic maple syrup, grain, beef, and chicken.

Edwin County Farms is affiliated with the newly restored Royal Hotel in Picton, Ontario, providing an array of organic produce, meat, etc for the Hotel’s farm to table program. We also supply more than a dozen other local chefs and restaurants in one of Canada’s premier wine regions. In addition we feed our community through local farmers’ markets, growing a diverse array of produce from April through to November. We are looking for a Team Lead for our market garden operation who has some vegetable production experience and is passionate about growing great produce.

Our mission is to produce the highest quality, naturally grown vegetables and flowers using organic and regenerative methods, to nourish our community as well as to provide a friendly and supportive environment and lifestyle for our employees. We have a work culture that strives to be inclusive, productive, efficient, organized, and fun!


Base Qualifications:

  • A strong work ethic
  • Ability to motivate and lead a small team with a positive attitude
  • Previous labour experience, i.e. market gardening, landscaping, tree planting
  • Strong problem solving, organization and communication skills
  • Strong observation skills and be detail oriented
  • Ability to adapt to changing job priorities and conditions
  • Ability to absorb, integrate and execute detailed instructions and feedback

Key Assets:

  • Experience working in an intensive market garden operation
  • Familiarity with market garden tools and systems including irrigation, small tractors and implements, paperpot planters, greenhouses, etc
  • Familiarity with organic production methods including fertilizer, weed control and integrated pest management

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to repeatedly lift 50lbs
  • Ability to kneel, bend and squat repeatedly for long periods
  • Ability to withstand and enjoy working in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain and mud


Under the direction of the Market Garden Manager, the Team Lead will participate in all activities relating to the organic vegetable and potentially our cut flower production. Throughout the season daily tasks are diverse and may include a combination of but are not limited to:

  • Seedling production work (making potting mix, seeding trays)
  • Establishment & upkeep of crops (direct seeding, planting and weeding)
  • Greenhouse pruning and maintenance
  • Installation of field materials including caterpillar tunnels, geotextiles, row covers, irrigation
  • Vegetable harvest (possibly some flower harvest as well)
  • Post-harvest operations: washing, sorting, weighing, bagging
  • Bed prep using the broadfork and BCS in the fields and greenhouses and tractor in the fields
  • Field and Wash House clean up
  • Regularly meeting with and updating the Market Garden Manager
  • Keeping detailed field notes
  • Participating in staffing of Farmer’s Market Stand


Term: May 1st – October 27, 2023

Hours per week: 40-50 hours/week

Wage: $17-18 per hour depending on experience, plus fresh veggies

Accommodation available.


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