Whole Circle Farm is Hiring!! Come join an amazing team!!

Hello!!

We will be saying good bye to Steve at the end of the month as he follows his passion to Thunder Bay where he is heading off to teacher’s college. As a result, we’re looking for more hands!! If you’re interested, or know someone who is, contact us!!

Our official Job Description:

Position: Farmer

Organisation: Whole Circle Farm

Location: Acton, ON

 

Type: Full-time paid position, plus room and board (details below)

Duration: August to November 2014

Website: www.wholecirclefarm.ca

Contact: wholecirclefarmcsa@gmail.com , +1- 519-856-1384

 

Whole Circle Farm is seeking four to six farmers to help run our 6.5 acre garden which feeds a 200 member Community Supported Agriculture program and 2 markets for the remainder of the 2014 season. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking for more experience in a market garden, and who is interested in improving their skills and earning along the way.

Reports to

Garden Managers

Position Overview

Responsible for: carrying out the plans of the Garden Managers for the operation of the garden and associated sales venues (CSA, Markets and Wholesaling); maintaining the quality standards for the farm; assisting where needed to ensure optimal productivity.

 

Responsibilities

  • Direct seeding; transplanting; weeding; irrigating; harvesting; and processing
  • May be managing CSA pick-ups and markets
  • Maintaining quality standards for the farm
  • Performing related work as required

 

Work Schedule and Compensation

While the hours will vary through the season, one can expect to work 55 hours each week.

Salary: $780/month

In addition to a salary, farmers also receive:

  • Room (includes utilities, phone, internet, laundry)
  • Board (organic food sourced as locally as much as possible and food from the ONFC)
  • Shared  access to the farm vehicles
  • One week paid vacation
  • Two personal days

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility with changing plans
  • Ability to work fast and efficiently
  • Most work tasks are performed outdoors: must be able to work outside for long hours in the peak of summer heat and winter cold performing various tasks

Assets

  • Clear understanding of the principles of organic farming
  • Experience growing a wide diversity of vegetables
  • Experience in a comparable garden
  • Experience growing for CSAs
  • Experience growing for market
  • Experience with tractors and garden implements
  • Experience with movable high tunnel/hoop house production
  • Experience with Non-Violent Communication

 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum one year agricultural/vegetable gardening experience.

Experience with sustainable or organic farming is preferred.

 

About Whole Circle Farm

Whole Circle is a wholly diversified family-style organic and biodynamic farm run by Maggie and Johann Kleinsasser. We are located between Georgetown and Guelph (20 minute drive from both) in Acton. Our business operations include forty head of pastured cattle, heritage grass-fed Tamworth pigs, grass-fed chickens and a 6.5 acre garden. The garden grows over 50 types of vegetables and supports a 200-member CSA and two markets (Georgetown and Wychwood Barns (Toronto)) in the summer, and a 100-member CSA and market (Wychwood Barns) in the winter.

CROP MOB!

Come one! Come all! Come participate in a farm victory!
We invite you to a crop mob this July 5th from 6am – 12pm!
drop in as you please, and join us for a potluck afterwards!

call us! 519 856 1384

email us! wholecirclefarmcsa@gmail.com

Announcement! Announcement! The CSA is nigh!

We are starting the CSA up June 28th!  That means that for those of you who pick up on Saturdays, your start date will be the 28th and for those of you that pick up on Tuesdays, your start date will be July 1st!

Solstice Gathering 2014!!!

A long standing tradition of this farm is to celebrate the longest day of the year together. This year is no exception. Please come to the farm at 5:30pm for a tour of the farm, a pot luck dinner at 6:30pm, and a musical bonfire to follow.

When: Saturday June 21st 5:30 tour, 6:30 (ish) potluck
Where: Whole Circle Farm 8786 Wellington rd 50 L7J 2L9
Who?: You, your family (including your kids!), and friends who you think would enjoy such a celebration.
What to bring: Weather appropriate clothing, potluck item, musical instruments, and a smile :)

Any further questions? email us wholecirclefarmcsa@gmail.com or call us 519-856-1384

Biodynamic Preparation Day this Saturday Afternoon!

You’re invited to a Biodynamic Preparation Day at Whole Circle Farm This Saturday May 17th from 1-5pm

Come celebrate the spring with Whole Circle Farm Farmers and Friends!

The day will include a session with Johann about the biodynamic preps, why and how they are used, and their use on this farm. We will be digging up the horn manure prep planted last fall, and applying it to the fields, as well as collected herbs for some fall preparations.

Please let us know if you’re able to come out. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!