internship

We are seeking an intern for the 2016 season

Farm Description

Firmly Rooted is a three acre market garden located in Clinton, Ontario.  We grow over 40 different kinds of vegetables, herbs and flowers using organic methods.  We have a special focus on gourmet greens.  Our vegetables are sold through 2 fast paced farmers’ markets, in Bayfield and Goderich, and through a 50 member CSA.  We utilize intensive production techniques and season extension methods.  We grow on raised beds and use a walk behind BCS for cultivation.

Farm owners Brian and Tamara both interned at Everdale Organic Farm in Hillsburgh.  We started our farm in 2013 and live in a tiny house and a Mongolian yurt.

If you are interested in making a living by growing vegetables you can learn a lot with us!  For more details about the farm look around our website.

Position Description

We are seeking one hard working intern for a full time position from early May- early November.  The farm day typically runs from 7:30 or 8:00 am to 4:30 or 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays.  Saturdays are 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..  Sundays and Mondays are days off.  Experience is not required but attention to detail, a willingness to learn and a passion for local food is.

You will be assisting with a variety of tasks including greenhouse seeding, field preparation, planting, weeding, pest management, harvest, post harvest handling and marketing.  The work is very physical and takes place in all weather conditions.   One of the great things about our farm is that you do a variety of tasks, rather than the same ones every day.

Compensation

In exchange for a full season work commitment we offer a monthly stipend of $800 as well as a share of vegetables.  We commit to providing an educational experience and will provide focused learning opportunities in crop planning and record keeping as well as practical farm skills.  Accommodation is not provided so you will need to live close by and will need a vehicle to commute to the farm.  We are a ten minute drive from Clinton or Bayfield, twenty minutes from Goderich.

Please email us at firmlyrootedfarm@gmail.com with any questions.

To apply, email a cover letter briefly describing what you hope to gain from this position, and include your resume or a description of your education and work background.

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