Small family farm help in central Quebec, Canada

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Canada

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    15/10/2021

  • paid opportunity

    Host offers payment

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    [French bellow]

    We are a small family farm situated in central Quebec. We produce a large variety of fruits and vegetables. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, etc... We are continuously looking for people with a strong interest in gardening.

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    Recherchons de l'aide pour la saison 2021 (entre Mai et Septembre)

    Nous sommes une petite ferme familiale située dans le Centre-du-Québec. Nous produisons une grande variété de fruits et légumes. Bien que nous ne soyons pas certifié biologique, nous faisons de notre mieux pour réduire l’utilisation de produits chimiques et croyons fermement en l’agriculture responsable.

    Nous sommes continuellement à la recherche de gens ayant un fort intérêt pour l’agriculture maraîchère. Nous préférons si vous pouvez rester au moins 2 semaines. Nous avons de nombreux projets en cours, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour plus de détails.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Farmstay help

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Spending time in nature, getting to eat the fruits of one's labor, discovering the process behind the production of fruits and vegetables, 100% hands-on tasks, and a flexible work schedule are some of the benefits you will gain from working at our farm. You will also have the opportunity to learn about Quebec culture, practice your french if you so desire, and experience the traditions linked to small scale agriculture.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    The main tasks are done standing or kneeling and primarily consist of weeding and harvesting. Harvesting generally include sorting and cleaning the crop afterwards. Over the summer, we may have small construction projects such as building signs or fences. Weeding a field by hand can often be quite monotonous and can take multiple days to finish. While we often complete other tasks in between, it is not rare to spend half a day weeding a field, potentially kneeling the whole time. When working, we prioritize doing the job right over rushing, while attempting to balance one’s speed and output. We may ask you to participate at the public market as a salesperson if you feel comfortable doing so.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a fully equipped recreational vehicle available and a 2 bed bedroom within our house. Breakfast and dinners are usually light, often including fruits and vegetables that we produce, while suppers tend to be heartier meals. We are not vegetarians but have no problems offering accommodations.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Walking and cycling are the main activities that can be done close by. The farm is situated right next to the Amerindian reserve of Odanak where there is a museum. If you have access to a car there is a couple of fishing areas close by and you may also engage in kayaking or canoeing. For foreign workers, it is possible to rent a car or find a good bargain for a second-hand one if you plan to stay for an extended period of time. On bicycle (which we have available on site), it takes 15 minutes to reach the village and 5 minutes by car. By car you are about 40 minutes away from three cities (Sorel-Tracy, Trois-Rivières, Drummondville). The metropolis, Montreal, is about 1 hour and a half from the farm. We usually travel to the larger cities once a week.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Excellent wifi connection. Possibility of private lodging within a camper.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have lots of land available and can host any size of camper.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We accept any well trained pets.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 319976758754