Greenhouse/Horticultural Worker

Name of Position: 
Greenhouse/Horticultural Worker
Name of Farm: 
Graham's Farm Market
County where farm is located: 
Haliburton
Description of farm business: 
Graham’s Farm Market grows nutrient dense local organic fruit, vegetables, farm fresh eggs, meat birds, cut flowers and preserves. We sell through 3 local farmers’ markets, farm gate, and to local restaurants.. We focus on the principles and practices of small farm operations using innovative farming techniques with sustainable agriculture on 65 acres along the Gull River. Growing a large variety of fruits and vegetables on 6 acres, with a small apiary for crop pollination allows our farm to serve as a model of sustainable, organic agriculture & appropriate land stewardship.
CRAFT farm: 
yes
Description of position: 
We are looking for a motivated individual to manage a tomato greenhouse which is on the leading edge of organic and biological growing practices, maintaining soil and plant health. Enthusiasm towards working with worm bins and composting piles while managing soil fertility through advanced irrigation techniques is a must. Plant health is of utmost importance and a strict pruning and trellising program will be followed. Gentle harvest of ripe fruits is a must and will be worked into schedule as needed. Some field work will be required. Hours of work: 40 Hours / Week Rate of Pay: Based on Experience Terms of Employment: Full Time , Early morning, Seasonal, Day Education: post - secondary education Primary Responsibilities: -Participates in the monitoring of crop development -Participates in pest and disease monitoring -Monitoring of nutrient status and soil moisture in assigned crops in order to maintain healthy crops -Planting, Harvesting, and Recoding of Crops -Crop maintenance (pruning, pinching, cultivate, irrigate, fertilizing, etc.) -Quality inspection of products -Prepare and pack product for distribution -Cleaning, loading and prep for markets and sales -Equipment care and use -Field work and livestock care when needed -Maintain a safe work environment Location: Our farm is located on the Gull River in Downtown Minden, in the Haliburton Highlands (Cottage Country).
Duration of position: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Monday, October 15, 2018
Contact: 
Name: 
Andrew Graham
Phone: 
705 935 0032
Deadline for application: 
Monday, April 30, 2018