Visit the Farm!
We love giving tours of the farm and sharing our knowledge and enthusiasm for all things growing. Please contact us to set up a farm tour for your self, family, or small group. Keep in mind that we are a busy operating farm, and tours will be available only as our schedule permits.
We look forward to showing you what we're doing in the field!
Work With Us!
We are looking for 1-2 employees to join our team for 2021. See full job description below.
We hope to have opportunities for volunteer days in the Summer. Please check back or contact us if you are interested in participating.
We’re looking for people who are passionate about farming/gardening, local food and all food safety measures. Ability to learn quickly and work efficiently, follow multi-step instructions and take initiative are all beneficial qualities. You will need to work independently and as part of a team, and be able to ask for direction when needed - good communication is very important with our very small team so that we know how you are feeling about the workload and you know what our expectations are.
We are a small market garden, and we grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. We are always learning more about farming, and love to share knowledge with others. The ability to recognize all the different veggies we grow will be the goal for our staff during the season! Farming is hard physical labor, and we work long days. For the right person/people, this position will be renewed for the next farming year.
Location: Branching Path Farm, 9 Culver Lane in Simcoe, ON
Hours: 2-5 days per week. Days will be 8 hrs, can be longer if you are willing/able (can work fewer longer days or more shorter days).
Positions Available: 1 full-time or 2 part-time positions available, starting March 20th or April 1st and running until Oct 31st or Nov 30th.
Pay: $14.25/hr, on payroll
Benefits: In-season vegetables from the farm for your household, approx $20/week average value
Details of the position:
Farm worker responsibilities include: seedling care (watering, seeding, labeling, transplanting), bed prep (moving/spreading compost and mulch, hoeing and/or tilling), weed control (hoeing, weed whacking, mowing, moving tarps and/or ground cover), transplanting (with use of hand tools), harvesting and proper food handling.
Packing orders, customer service and administrative tasks are optional, depending on your interest and aptitude.
You may have the opportunity to deliver customer orders in our farm vehicle, if you are interested and have a good driving record.
We will be practicing physical distancing as much as possible on the farm. You will have access to shared indoor and outdoor washroom facilities.
We will provide a dry/shady/temperate area for eating/breaks. We do not have housing accomodation available at this time.
You must be dedicated to good food safety protocols on the farm, including (but not limited to) proper and frequent hand washing when handling produce, and not coming in to work if you are sick.
Must have your own transportation to and from the farm.
We work hard and expect you to come prepared to do the same, but always try to enjoy, have fun and learn as we work.
Work days and hours will be flexible, with the goal being to finish necessary tasks and follow through. We won’t require unreasonably long hours, but a little flexibility in your schedule is helpful.
To apply, please send us a summary of your relevant work experience (even if we already know it and you!) or a resume if available. Indicate your availability and preferred work days and if you have any concerns about transportation. Let us know any questions you have about our on-farm practices and protocols. What interests you about farm work, and what do you hope to gain from this position? Please ask any other questions you have about our farm or this position.