6202 Walkers Line,
Burlington, ON

Atlantic Giant
Photo: Atlantic Giant '940 McQuay' held by Debbie Coulson, photo by David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, September 1 2017
From seed to plate, work with us in growing, selling, and eating the crops grown at Hutchinson Farm.

The work at Hutchinson is best described as diverse. The type of work, when it occurs, and the crops themselves, change throughout the season. As a member of our team, you will be expected to contribute in all aspects of our farm, from planting, to harvesting, to selling. The following will give you a brief idea of what it's like working on our farm, and if working at Hutchinson Farm is the right job for you!

Who works for us?

Agriculture is unique: Farms are a place to work, but they're also a place to to live and raise a family. Some of our family run the farm full time, and other members have jobs and school and don't work much on the farm.

Part Timers:
We have a core group of part-timers who provide continuity year over year, doing whatever is needed to be done, such as planting, harvesting, selling.

We have four seasonal workers who do the vast majority of crop work. Our farm would not exist without them! You'll be working with them often, hablas Espaņol?

Students: Summer is our busiest time, and we always have a few students working for us, usually working as much as they like.
The Working Season
The work we do is dependent on the season.
March and April are spent in the greenhouse planting flowers. Planting is usually done Wed, Thurs, and Fridays.
From May until Halloween, our farm is open to the public and most of the work is selling our crops, but you can be expected to do some picking and tending the crops. There is all sorts of work at this time.
The "off season" is November through February, with no work available.
We try to be flexible and can accommodate within reason.
You can work practically every day, or just a couple of days per week. Usually the day is divided into two shifts. Usually we start before 9:00, however summer picking starts at 6:00. The day is always over at 6:00 pm.  We are busiest on weekends and holidays, so if you need these days off, this is not the job for you!

Please note, if you are unable to work weekends and holidays, we are unlikely to hire you.

Picking at dawn
Working Conditions
The greenhouse work is usually sunny and warm, but your hands will be spent in potting soil all day. Otherwise it is outdoors, so sunny, cloudy, hot or cold, etc. The work is physically demanding, you will be on your feet most of the day, often lifting and carrying.
Our farm is in North Burlington, on Walkers Line, 8 km north of Dundas St. (between Britannia and Derry).
There is no public transportation, so you will need to drive yourself or catch a ride. If you're into cycling (like we are), our farm is just a 20 minute bike ride (if you're a fast peddler) from Dundas and Walkers.
Pick-you-own crops
We offer pick-your-own for some of our crops, especially raspberries and currants.

Another season
From May to Halloween, most of your work will be selling our crops to our customers. We hire people who have a passion for gardening and creating meals in the kitchen. We have wonderful customers. Some come many times a week, and you will get to know them quite well. Everything we grow is sold directly to the consumer.

What now?
If you think a job in farming is right for you, SEND US AN EMAIL! Tell us a bit about yourself, and we'll have you up for an interview.