Small family farm help in central Quebec, Canada

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    07/08/2020

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  2020 

 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 2020 (entre Juin 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

  • 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.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • 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

  • 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