[sust-mar] Organic Farm Apprentice, f/t, accom., Amherst Shore, Nova Scotia

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Position: Organic Farm Apprentice
Type: paid, full-time apprentice / accom. available, more
Organization: Wysmykal Farm
Location: Amherst Shore, Nova Scotia

Wysmykal Farm is operated by us, Jessy Wysmyk and Charles Ryan. It is a small market garden business growing a diverse range of vegetables on 3 acres for a 100 member CSA, a thriving farmer’s market, and some local restaurants and food stores. This will be our 6th season running the CSA program. The farm also has a couple of greenhouses and caterpillar tunnels and a small hop yard. We do some seed crops too but are by no means experts at it. We are working at extending our season into the winter, with a focus on winter greens production. We also make a few ferments for the winter market.

We are seeking one person to work closely with us on our farm this season (Mid-May till end of August with opportunities to continue into the fall). Preference will be given to students. Tasks include seeding, weeding, scouting, fertilizing, harvesting, washing, packing and vending vegetables at the farmers market (Saturdays required). Crop planning and financial instruction would be available for those interested. We have a small resource library for your perusal, and we also try to visit a couple of other interesting organic farms during the season.

Experience is an asset, but it is more important for us that you have a positive attitude and are willing to put in a good effort. Individuals interested in starting their own farm would be ideal, as we have lots of less-than-success stories that we would love to share with you so that you can avoid them.

A typical day here starts here at 8:30 and ends at 5:00 with a 40 minute lunch break. Pay is $11/hr for a 40 hr work week. Accommodations are available on farm for a small fee in the form of a fairly private, 26’ camper trailer next to our house lovingly known as the Golden Eagle. Internet signal is decent enough to the trailer and the speeds are not bad for being in the country. Meals would be your responsibility, however given that cooking for one is often not much fun, shared meal arrangements could be doable if you are not a bad cook! :) In any event, ample fresh organic veggies will be available for the eating.

We are located on the beautiful Amherst Shore and are only 2 kms away from a nice sandy beach. Some of the gardens also overlook the Northumberland Strait. It’s a lovely place to work.

To apply, please send your resume, references, and cover letter to: 
wysmykalfarm at gmail.com

If you have questions, please feel free to ask.

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