The County Bounty is currently seeking applicants for the position of Farm Hand!

The County Bounty Farm is a non-certified organic vegetable farm just outside of Picton, Ontario. Established in 2016, we focus on growing for a small CSA, farmers markets and custom growing for restaurants in PEC. The farm was created in response to a need for a local and sustainable food system to help with the battle against climate change and to increase the resourcefulness, resilience and responsibility of PEC and those who live here.

Position Description: Farm Hand – The County Bounty

Wage: $15/hour

Hours: 30-40 hours per week

Contract: June – September

Supervisor: Dodie Ellenbogen (owner and farm manager)


Eligibility: This person MUST BE a returning full-time student in Fall 2018.


We are looking for someone who is observant, thoughtful, good at taking initiative, enthusiastic and self-motivated. In this position you will assist the farmer in managing a two-acre garden. While experience farming would be an asset, it is not as essential as being a team player who is outwardly passionate about food systems and being a steward of our soils and the earth.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the farmer in executing the farm operation plan for the season
  • Help harvest, wash, sort and prepare produce going to Farmers Markets, CSA, and restaurants
  • Assist with going to Farmers Markets, doing deliveries of CSA
  • Participate in all farm operations from seed planting, to weeding, to harvesting, to selling
  • Follow the farm’s integrated pest management and organic growing practices
  • Participate in the events, feasts, volunteer days hosted by The County Bounty
  • Perform farm tasks with the use of farm tools and machinery as needed


  • Farming experience in small-scale agriculture production an asset
  • A keen interest in sustainable agriculture and community building projects
  • A willingness to learn and become an integral part of the farm team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work outside under all weather
  • Respectfully interact and communicate with staff, and the public
  • Interest in working with a diversity of people
  • Great organizational skills
  • G driver’s license is an asset
  • Valid First Aid Certificate an asset


To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Dodie Ellenbogen at Application deadline is June 22nd or until the position is filled.