3 Farm Employee Positions Available
Type: Full-time, paid, option for accommodation on farm (see below)
Organization: Fiddle Foot Farm www.fiddlefootfarm.com
Location: 796530 3rd Line, Mansfield, ON, 1 hour North of Toronto, on the Niagara Escarpment
Start date: August until Mid November (start date is flexible, and possibility of winter work)
ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC FARM – 2022 SEASON
Fiddle Foot Farm is a diverse Biodynamic farm where we grow 5.5 acres of vegetables. We market our produce through a fall and winter CSA, on-line orders and wholesale customers. We also keep a small herd of cattle to produce our own biodynamic compost for our gardens. This will be our 15th season running a farm business, and 12th season operating Fiddle Foot Farm.
We practice a holistic approach to farm management through the incorporation of Biodynamic practices. We consider the land that we work to be a dynamic and living Farm Organism that can be increasingly sensitized to nature’s rhythms through the application of consciously prepared herbal preparations, carefully timed plantings and the power of positive intentions and human thought. Working at Fiddle Foot Farm is appropriate for curious minds seeking to develop a practical and more personal connection to the natural world through daily interactions with soil, plants, animals and people.
You will have the opportunity to work with many aspects of sustainable and regenerative agriculture. This may include: seeding, transplanting, cultivation /weeding, irrigation, use of BCS walk-behind tractor, harvesting, post-harvest handling, etc. You will also have access to our extensive agricultural library.
The 66-acre farm property includes access to the Bruce Trail and the nearby Boyne River.
More information about Fiddle Foot Farm can be found on our website: www.fiddlefootfarm.com
**We are looking for 3 Farm Staff for the 2022 growing season**
· Hourly wage $15.5-$18/hr depending on experience
· Food: vegetables produced from the farm and discounted grocery orders from the farm store.
On-farm accommodation available: shared accommodation in a 3 bedroom, 800 ft2 house with all utilities included (heat, hydro and internet). Rental cost is $400/month.
All permanent staff are able to schedule one day off per month, for every month worked. These days are to be scheduled with the farm managers, and can be banked and grouped to accommodate multiple-days off together. These vacation days are unpaid.
All applicants must be willing and able to work long, satisfying hours in the outdoors, 5-6 days a week and be committed to working in a team environment. On average, you would be expected to work between 40 and 50 hrs per week. Hours do fluctuate throughout the season. Our work weeks are typically Monday to Friday. You will also be expected to be a part of a 4 -week rotation for weekend chore duties.
All applicants should have good communication skills, be independent workers, be physically fit and most of all have a strong desire to learn by doing.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying, please send us a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate why you are interested in working at Fiddle Foot Farm..
If you have any questions regarding the employment opportunity, please be in touch via phone or email.
Contact: Graham Corbett & Amy Ouchterlony
CRAFT Ontario Website – Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training is a network of farms that train future farmers. We all share resources and spend education days together visiting each other’s farms to focus on certain aspects of sustainable agriculture.
Looking for Inspiration? Check out these videos:
Growing Farmers – Two very inspiring videos created in the United States explaining the current swell in interest among young people to pursue agriculture as well as the challenges facing new farmers. One focuses on Access to Farmland and the other focuses on Farm-Based Education for new farmers.