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Work With Us?
We are looking for some fine people to be a part of our 2021 Farm Team!
Maybe you're interested in honing your farming skills in Northern Ontario or maybe you've always wanted to work on a farm? Or maybe just graduated and not sure what to do next? We're looking for:
Organic Farm Worker (3 positions)
About the Farm
Sleepy G Farm is a successful mixed organic vegetable and livestock farm in Pass Lake, Ontario. The farm is located 40 minutes east of Thunder Bay in the Robinson-Superior Treaty area on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe people, and just a few kilometers from Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and Lake Superior.
Owners and founders Marcelle and Brendan have been growing vegetables and raising livestock in Pass Lake since 2006 and are heading into their 12th season growing for a summer, fall and winter CSA program that services over 250 families. Farm products are also marketed through an on-farm store and independent local retailers in the city of Thunder Bay. Sleepy G Farm is a leader in local food production and the only Certified Organic farm in the Thunder Bay district.
As a compliment to 8 acres of intensive vegetable production the farm also produces eggs, and beef from a herd of shorthorn cattle for year-round sales. High production and work efficiency on the farm is made possible with scale-appropriate machinery and a state of the art vegetable packhouse and storage facility.
You are reliable and always try your best. You are physically and mentally fit and can work in all weather conditions. You can lift up to 50 lbs, have stamina, dexterity, an eye for detail and are able to recognize the economics of production-based work. You can follow both written and verbal instruction and are always looking to hone your skills and abilities. You work equally well in a team environment, or independently. Prior experience working for a small business, farming, landscaping, food service, retail, construction, or machine operating could be an asset for the position.
Organic Farm Worker (3 positions available)
Hours: 40 hours per week 8 am to 5 pm - 1 hour unpaid lunch
Contract term: May 10, 2021 to November 12, 2021 with the possibility of parttime winter work.
Wage: $15 to $20 per hour depending on experience and skills ($600 to $800 per week)
Extras: 5 paid holidays, farm vegetables, option for farm cooked lunches, option for on-farm accommodations.
Organic Farm Workers will participate in many aspects of crop production and distribution. The Organic Farm Worker’s main duties will be greenhouse seeding, transplanting, crop maintenance, harvesting, processing, and distributing vegetables to the Sleepy G Farm CSA community. Occasional facility maintenance and animal-related tasks may be assigned.
How To Apply
Applicants will send a cover letter and PDF resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Organic Farm Worker”. In your cover letter please state what farming in Northern Ontario means to you and why you are an ideal candidate for the 2021 Sleepy G team.
Casual Volunteer and Work-Share opportunities are also available for 2021. Please email the farm for more details.