Summer Job – General Farm Worker – Thyme for Ewe Farm (Canada Summer Job)

  • Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: May 10, 2022

General Farm Worker Wanted

Our previous worker moved on to start her own farm, so we’re looking for the perfect person to work with us!

About the Farm

Thyme for Ewe Farm is a diversified small scale farm located in Millville, Cape Breton, run by Tim and Estelle Levangie. We produce vegetables, herbs, free range chickens, pastured pigs and beef cattle. We also have some sheep and goats for mowing and milk production (personal use). We are processing our pork on farm, into sausages and bacon. We are planning on hosting a kids day camp this summer. Estelle also created an online course on how to grow vegetables.

The farm sells through the Cape Breton Food Hub, the Cape Breton Farmers market and at the farm, as well as some other retail locations.

We believe that farming can be regenerative and sustainable, leaving a legacy for the future generations.


The General Farm Worker responsibilities would include:

–         Planting, weeding, watering, harvesting and preparing crops for market, including trimming/trellising tomato plants,

–         Feed and tend to livestock, check fencing, clean manure out of barns and pens, catch chickens and handle livestock,

–         Participate in building projects and renovations,

–         Help with meat processing (especially sausage making), cleaning, handling raw meat.

– Occasional help with day camp

Qualifications and Qualities

–        Previous farm hand experiences an asset (market garden vegetable production and animal production)

–        Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude, even after a long day of work

–        Self-motivated and able to maintain a fast pace of work for a whole day

–        Ability to communicate efficiently, follow directions well and willing to learn

–        Strong attention to details and organization

–        Must be able to work independently as well as in a team setting

–        Ability to work under challenging ergonomic conditions, including work that requires frequent crouching, bending and kneeling

–        Ability to regularly lift loads of 50 pounds

–        Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions (especially heat)

–        Tractor experience an asset

–        Passion and interest in working/learning about small-scale, low-input, sustainable vegetable and animal production

–        Comfortable with kids and a family working environment


Minimum wage negotiable upon experience, starting part time in May moving to 35 hours/week in full season, till end of October.

Accommodation in camper trailer negotiable.

Due to funding this role is only open to Canadian citizens, refugees or permanent residents.