Flemo Farm is a community-developed initiative that has transformed an underutilized grass area into a vibrant community space growing healthy food for the residents of Flemingdon Park. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the Farm, which engages the community in the growing of food, increases access to affordable healthy produce, and provides an entrepreneurial development opportunity for residents to operate micro-farm businesses through the Community Farmer program.
Harvest are available for sale at the weekly Flemo Farmers’ Market, every Saturday 11am to 2pm, from June 25 to October 29, at 150 Grenoble Drive.
Toronto-based residents, groups or organizations are welcome to apply to sell their prepared food or crafts, or set up an information and/or activity booth at the market, with priority given to residents, groups or organizations of Flemingdon Park. We are particularly interested in having more kid’s activities. We are not accepting applications from new produce vendors. For more information, please read our Rules for Vendors and then fill in the Application Form if you would like to apply.
We are hiring a Community Farmer Program Coordinator!
This position involves supervising, collaborating with, and training Community Farmers during the growing season; designing, collaborating on, and implementing workplans; overseeing farm development and operations; and supporting events in close collaboration with the Community Engagement Coordinator and Flemingdon Health Centre. This position also oversees a ¼ acre communal plot portion of the farm that is managed by FoodShare and is a space that engages local volunteers, visitors, and Community Farmers.
Salary: $56,000/year for 37.5 hours/week*
Benefits: Extended health and dental benefits with no waiting period; matching RRSP or TFSA contributions after successful completion of probation period; 4 weeks paid vacation, 1-2 week paid winter shutdown per year; daily lunch stipend, monthly cell phone and internet reimbursement available depending on work location; 20 paid sick/wellness days per year; 10 paid personal days; annual professional development funding*
Contract Type: Full-time, indefinite
Reports to: Community Food Growing Senior Manager
Supervise: Miziwe Biik job training staff, Seasonal Youth hired through Canada Summer Jobs and Focus on Youth students
Anticipated Start Day: July 11, 2022
TO APPLY: Please click here for more details and to submit your application. The deadline to apply is 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
Flemo Farm recognizes that this land is the traditional territory of many Nations of Indigenous People, including the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinabeg, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Indigenous ancestors have hunted, gathered, and farmed this land. We want Indigenous peoples to continue to be active on this land, working towards Indigenous food sovereignty, increasing Indigenous food access, and providing guidance by participating in the Flemo Farm Steering Committee. Flemo Farm recognizes, supports, and applies the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between allied Indigenous nations to peaceably share and care for the lands around the Great Lakes. We invite everyone to think about their responsibilities to this land and water, and to the people who have cared for this place for thousands of years.
Check out our 2021 Impact Report