FULL TIME FARM WORKER - 2019 SEASON

 We are looking for a full time employee for the 2019 season!

TERM: Full time (40 hours/week) mid April – mid October
WAGE: $13-$14/hour depending on experience. Workers compensation included.

ABOUT HEART ACRES FARM

Heart Acres is a small no till operation, farming on 1½ acres 10 minutes south of Winnipeg, near St Adolphe, MB. We are starting our second season of production, and grow a diversity of plants, vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers using ecological practices that prioritize soil and water health. We grow for a 70 person CSA, two markets, and restaurants. Save for using the tractor to turn our compost, we primarily use hand tools in our operation. Efficiencies are very important in our system, and using innovative and sustainable equipment and planning is a necessity to keep our farm productive.

IDEAL QUALITIES

Our ideal candidate for the job is someone who

  • Is interested, knowledgeable and/or passionate about no till and sustainable farming practices.

  • Has prior farming experience.

  • Is self-motivated and able to take charge to get a task done if they see something that needs doing (creative problem solver).

  • Is hardworking, and physically able to do the tasks required: work in a variety of weather conditions, bending, lifting, kneeling, standing, etc.

  • Is able to follow direction, ask questions, and complete tasks efficiently,

  • Is able to be organized and help keep the farm that way too.

  • Has strong communication skills.

  • Has a valid drivers license & access to a vehicle for commute to farm.

  • Has an interest in food security issues in Winnipeg.

 EMPLOYEE DUTIES

  • Greenhouse work: seeding, transplanting, plant care, record keeping.

  • Bed prep, planting, weeding, pest control.

  • Field and hoop house tending and maintenance.

  • Harvesting, cleaning, and sorting vegetables.

  • Irrigation set up, maintenance and operation.

  • CSA harvest, prep and distribution.

  • Setting up and vending at farmers markets. 

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO NOTE

We rent the land and do not live on the farm. Unfortunately we cannot offer on farm accommodation because of this. Since it is so close to the city we generally carpool to the farm (about a 25 minute drive from central Winnipeg). There is the option to camp at the farm on Fridays to get up for our early Saturday Market. Winnipeg is one of the most affordable cities to live in, though. So, if you are applying from out of town talk to us about accommodation options.

We generally take turns cooking lunch for each other on the farm.

You get to take home veggies for yourself, of course.

We would love to find someone interested in joining our team at Heart Acres long term. So further career options are always a possibility.

TO APPLY

Send your resume and cover letter to heartacresfarm@gmail.com
Applications accepted until April 15, 2019. Interviews happening throughout.