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Now Hiring: Local Produce Sales and Promotion Associates!

20 Valley Harvest Farms is a family farm in Jordan Station, Ontario (Niagara Region). Our main focus is cherries – both sweet cherries and sour/tart cherries. We run a popular pick-your-own, two on-farm fruit and vegetable markets, and attend festivals and farmers’ markets to sell produce and promote the pick-your-own. The majority of visitors to the pick-your-own cherry farm are from the Greater Toronto Area. Our farm is conveniently located on the way to Niagara Falls and we are a popular stop for tourists seeking an on-farm experience.

Part-time and full-time positions available from mid-June to early August. If desired, additional part-time work is available until the end of October.

Please submit resume by email: 20valleyharvest@gmail.com

Key responsibilities:

Team members will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the pick-your-own cherry operation and two on-farm markets. This position provides an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in small-scale agri-tourism and agri-business sales and promotion.

Select team member(s) will also manage produce sales and promotion of the pick-your-own at farmers’ markets in Toronto and at various festivals in Southern Ontario.

Direct-to-consumer sales and customer service, including up-selling

Manage pick-your-own operations

Provide orientation sessions for customers

Manage inventory and maintain sales records

Sort and pack fruit and vegetables for sale

Set up and take down displays

Catalogue and respond to customer inquiries

Promote pick-your-own operations

Assist with Canada Day weekend event to celebrate Canada’s 150

Other duties as required

Desired skills:

Friendly and outgoing

Attention to detail

Able to multi-task and excel in a fast-paced environment

Good decision making ability

Able to work independently and as part of a team

Willing to work weekends and occasionally evenings or early mornings

Willing to work outdoors

Requires the ability to lift 35 lbs

Additional skills (considered an asset but not essential):

Valid drivers license an asset

Awareness of local food, fruit or horticulture an asset

Previous retail sales experience an asset

Experience driving a cargo van is an asset

Second language an asset

Please submit resume by email: 20valleyharvest@gmail.com

 

 

Volunteer With Us!

Horticulture and gardening volunteers are always welcome.

We are currently seeking an intern to plan a Native Species Pollinator Garden.

Nutrition, health and agriculture post-secondary students can gain experience and understanding while working on projects that help us educate the public on healthy living, food security, sustainability and the environment.

We are always open to having volunteers on the farm and we welcome new ideas! Please contact us to share your skills.

Please email 20valleyharvest@gmail.com if you’d like to join our volunteer team.