We Are Hiring!
Position: Vegetable Farm Worker
Location: 12163 County Road 2, Morrisburg, ON
Duration: May-September (see below for more details)
Number of positions: Three (3)
Deadline to Apply: May 1st, 2021.
Rijke’s Produce Farm is a small scale, family owned vegetable farm located in Morrisburg, Ontario. We grow 10 acres of vegetables, serving our weekly produce box subscribers, our on-farm market and one (1) farmer’s market (located also in Morrisburg).
The successful candidates will work alongside the two owners of Rijke’s produce farm, having a hand in many aspects of operating the farm. We operate mostly on a small scale, and crops are mostly planted and harvested by hand. Candidates can expect a range of tasks on the farm.
Candidates must be comfortable working in all weather conditions (come prepared with weather-appropriate gear), Comfortable with repetitive tasks, and able to lift up to 50lbs.
The ideal candidate is hard-working, able to do physical work, listens to instructions well and willing to learn. Previous gardening and farming knowledge is not a requirement but is beneficial.
Tasks: (but are not limited to)
-Fieldwork, weeding and planting.
-Washing and packaging produce.
-Attending the Morrisburg Farmers Market Friday’s from 9am-2pm.
-Serving customers at our on-farm market.
-Reliable with a positive attitude
-Hardworking with the ability to work quickly and efficiently
-Pays attention to detail
-Comfortable working in all weather conditions
-Willingness to learn and ask questions
-Comfortable working in a team or alone
-Active listener, asks questions and has clear communication.
Start/ end date: Approx. May - September. Flexible start and end date with an understanding that a student may attending school. Potential ability to continue with reduced hours from September-October 31 if the candidate is willing and able.
Hours may be less in May and June during the planting season and the bulk of the hours between July and August with the harvesting.
Schedule: Approximately 35 hours per week.
Wage: Minimum wage.
Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
-Access to free seconds and surplus produce and flowers
Please send resume or any questions to Brian at ny May 1st, 2021.