• Contract
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Temporary
  • Markstay-Warren, ON
  • July 1, 2024

Website The Ugly Barn Farm

The Ugly Barn Farm 

Job Location:

Mushroom Farm and various Farmers Market locations

Job Type:

Temporary, Full-Time/Part-Time with potential for full-time employment

Contract Duration:

8 weeks with the possibility of extension to full-time employment based on performance and operational needs.


Mushroom Cutivation:

  1. Preparation of Growing Media: Prepare substrates and other growing media for mushroom cultivation under the supervision of senior growers.
  2. Inoculation and Maintenance: Assist in the inoculation of substrates with mushroom spawn.  Monitor environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity to ensure optimal growth.
  3. Harvesting: Carefully harvest mushrooms at peak maturity, ensuring the quality and integrity of each specimen.
  4. Cleaning and Sorting: Clean and sort harvested mushrooms according to size, type, and quality.  Discard or set aside inferior products.
  5. Pests and Disease Control:  Identify and report any signs of pest infestations or diseases affecting the crops.  Apply organic pesticides and other control measures as directed.

Farmers Market Attendance:

  1. Transportation:  Safely transport mushrooms and other farm products to and from farmers markets.  Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  2. Market Setup and Display: Set up the market stall or booth in an attractive manner, ensuring products are displayed prominently and informatively.
  3. Sales and Customer Service: Engage with customers, explaining the benefits and varieties of mushrooms offered.  Handle sales transactions and maintain accurate records of sales.
  4. Promotional Activities: Participate in promotional activities to boost sales, which may include social media creation or email newsletter creation – market day.  Ensure all unsold products are appropriately stored or transported back to the farm.

Canada Summer Jobs Program Criteria:

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Compensation and Work Hours:

  • Wage: $17.00 per hour
  • Weekly Hours: 35 hours
  • Mileage paid to and from farm to markets


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Prior experience in farming or retail sales is beneficial but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle required.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks in various weather conditions
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for effective customer interactions.
  • Basic mathematical skills for handling transactions.


  • Attention to detail and meticulous work ethic
  • Capability to follow instructions and operate within a team.
  • Flexibility to work early mornings, weekends, and some holidays as required by market schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequent standing, bending, kneeling, and walking throughout the day.

Please send your resume and cover letter to info@theuglybarnfarm.com.  Position will be posted until the candidate is found.



To apply for this job email your details to info@theuglybarnfarm.com