Farm internship

Name of Position: 
Farm internship
Name of Farm: 
Puddleduck Farm
County where farm is located: 
City of Kawartha Lakes
Description of farm business: 
Our farm is a 100 acre mixed operation located 30 min west of Peterborough and 1 1/2 hours east of Toronto. Our farm consists of a large market garden where we produce a mix of organically grown vegetables and herbs, a beef cattle herd, chickens and we rent a 2200 tap sugarbush. We participate in local farmers markets, run a CSA and supply some local restaurants.
CRAFT farm: 
yes
Description of position: 
We are a looking to fill 2 full time internship positions on our farm during the 2019 season from May 1 to Oct 31. We are open to shifting the start/finish dates if the candidate is returning to school. The candidates must be prepared for physical labour in all types of weather as well as heavy lifting. Working well on your own and part of a team is a must. No experience in farming is necessary. We offer a fun yet structured atmosphere where interns can learn all aspects of our farm and gain valuable experience in farming. This is a full time position, Monday - Friday and some Saturdays to help at market. We offer accommodation at our farm and interns can eat food produced on the farm. Pay is a monthly stipend of $400. Regular duties on our farm include, but not limited to: MARKET GARDEN WORK - preparing soil for planting, starting seeds, working in the greenhouses, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, preparing CSA shares and market produce LIVESTOCK - daily chores, working around the beef cattle, working with our pasture raised chickens MAPLE SYRUP - inventory and bottling for orders, making maple butter and maple sugars
Duration of position: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, October 31, 2019
Contact: 
Name: 
Merridy Senior
Phone: 
705-931-5794
Deadline for application: 
Friday, May 31, 2019