Join our team, as we offer Torontonians a Better Life Through Food!
About Fresh City Farms
Fresh City creates a better life through food. Founded in 2011, we are an urban farm and retailer of seasonal, sustainable and organic fresh food. Each day we make and bake exceptionally sourced meals, salads, snacks, breads, pastries and breakfasts from scratch. We operate two sister brands including Mabel’s Bakery, a popular bakery producing artisan breads and pastries and The Healthy Butcher, a pioneer in organic and 100% grass-fed beef. We farm in Downsview Park, where we also operate a farmer incubator program, as well as at Baka. We have eight retail locations between our three brands and deliver to thousands of homes each week throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
About Our Farm
Our urban farm is based on 2 acres of land in Downsview Park, Toronto. In our field and greenhouses, we produce a wide variety of vegetables and herbs. We also run an incubator program that provides 15-20 Member Farmers the land, tools and resources to build their own micro-farms. In addition to our Downsview Farm, we also farm in Etobicoke at Baka Mobile, right alongside Highway 427.
We are in search of an enthusiast and passionate individual to join our team as a part-time Field Assistant. The candidate is expected to work with the farm team on all aspects of small-scale organic vegetable production, such as planting, harvesting, weeding and crop maintenance.
Being in a city setting, Fresh City provides a unique opportunity to farm amongst a dynamic and diverse community of growers and visitors. With many people sharing land and tools, a calm collected demeanour, positive attitude, and excellent communication skills are a must.
The Field Assistant is considered a temporary position. Some of our current staff have been impacted by schools and childcare centres closing due to covid-19. When/if these staff members return to work, the Field Assistant role might come to an end, or hours might be reduced, depending on the discretion of the Farm Manager.
Qualifications and Skills:
minimum 1 year of farming experience, preferably in a production focused operation
demonstrated understanding of organic growing methods and principles
strong teamwork and communication skills
ability to work independently for long periods of time
willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
demonstrated ability to work respectfully with people of different ages, genders, abilities, cultural backgrounds, and individuals who experience marginalization
ability to lift up to 50 lbs for short periods
valid G driver's licence is an asset
Compensation and Schedule:
$14/hr to $15/hr depending on experience.
We are looking for someone to work 4 days a week, Tuesday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Schedule is flexible for the right candidate.
Start date: Immediately
This is a part-time, temporary position. Fresh City is a growing, dynamic company, and additional work may be available for the right candidate at one of our other locations (retail, warehouse, office).
We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Fresh City is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all applicants regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, and Indigenous status. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.