Market garden worker

  Winnipeg

Jonathan’s Farm is located 10 minutes north of Winnipeg and grows vegetables for CSA members and the Wolseley Farmers Market. We are committed to ecological farming practices and all our vegetables are grown naturally: no pesticides or herbicides prohibited by organic standards are used.

Jonathan’s Farm provides a unique opportunity for those interested in learning about and contributing to organic produce production, and provides both full and part time employment for qualified applicants.

Duties:
Under the supervision of the Farm Manager/Assistant Manager undertake greenhouse tasks, producing and transplanting seedlings
Under the supervision of the Farm Manager/Assistant Manager
Undertake weed management and pest control measures
Set up and operate irrigation equipment
Harvest and prepare vegetables for market
Under the supervision of the Farmers Market Coordinator
Assist with Farmer’s Market marketing and distribution

Position requirements:
Ability to meet the physical requirements of agricultural work:
Lift 50 pounds
Complete 8 hours of continuous physical work
Work in adverse weather when needed
Interest in food production, sustainability
Ability to adapt to demands of agricultural production (varied and changing tasks, weather, overtime hours if needed).
Valid driver’s license
Demonstrated ability to complete assigned tasks on schedule.
What Jonathan’s Farm can offer you:
Opportunity to gain skills in all aspects of organic vegetable production, distribution and sales at one of the most successful market gardens in Manitoba
On-site accommodation for selected applicants
Potential of advancement, permanent, full-time position with demonstrated ability
Hours and Duration:
40 hours/week
May 01 – Nov 01. Start and end date may be change

Salary and Benefits:
$12.07 /hour + vacation pay. Employer is registered with Workers Compensation.

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