Employment Opportunity – Field Worker
Position: Experienced Organic Farmers with a Passion for Cooking and Eating Exceptional Food
Our focus is on food, the meal on the plate, not just the vegetables. We strive to provide a positive food experience for our customers which involves talking extensively about food, how to prepare and cook it, and how to savour and enjoy it. Much time and care is taken to wash, bundle and present beautiful produce at our farmers markets.
The right person loves farm work, including fine detailed seeding, weeding, cooking, and eating and is also approachable and pleasant, a good communicator, easy to work with and enjoys all aspects of the farm lifestyle. One to two years’ previous experience working on an organic farm is required though we will also consider those applicants who have completed sustainable agriculture programs, co-op placements, and farm internships. The list below is a good example of some of our daily tasks:
- Seedling production
- Bed preparation
- Pest management
- Seeding of cover crops
- Writing field reports
- Record keeping
- Ability to drive farm vehicles for hauling seedlings, equipment and workers
- Excellent customer service
- Working with volunteers
- Maintenance and cleaning of tools
- Attending farmers markets and CSA pick-up locations, if required
It is imperative to have a good work ethic with high standards, good morale and team spirit.
This position requires the candidate to be or to have a:
- Appreciation of cooking and eating well
- Loves learning and challenging themselves
- Valid driver’s licence
- Basic computer skills
- Physically fit
- Strong work ethic
- A team player
- Able to work independently
- Willing to work in all weather conditions
- Some experience with a tractor & roto-tiller
- A non-smoker
- Legally able to work in Canada
Wages will be negotiated depending on experience.
Benefits include workers compensation in case of injury.
We are members of Canadian Organic Growers, the National Farmers Union and Ecological Farmers of Ontario. You will learn from us everything that we know and hopefully teach us a few things too.
How to Apply: If this position is for you please tell me in a cover letter what your goals and aspirations are and why you would like to work at Wicklow Way farm. Please reach out to us using the contact form below. Once received we will write back REQUESTING a full résumé along with personal and work references.