Work & jobs

Organic Farming is labour intensive and relies on passionate, dedicated people to make the best produce available to our customers.

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Trainee/Apprentice

Mangrove Mountain

Champion’s Mountain Organics is looking to employ one or two people as trainees to learn about Organic and Biodynamic farming as practised at our Organic Farm in Mangrove Mountain.

Training in organic farming is an experiential learning curve and to do it properly a person needs to commit to an extended period of time to see how we change crops with the seasons, tackle weather and the problems of climate change. We no longer have local TAFE courses but there are several distance education courses that trainees can key into. Most of those courses require that the student has the availability of a farm (or land) in order to develop their skills. Our training is therefore ‘onsite’ and covers the day to day procedures of keeping the farm a viable concern. A good trainee will “learn by doing” and can consolidate their knowledge with outside courses.

This is a unique opportunity for a young, fit person to learn all the basics of organic market gardening/farming. The right person(s) will have: some background in growing (preferably vegetables); a keen desire to learn about organic and biodynamic farming; and a desire to participate in all levels of farm activity relevant to our business. This will entail physical outdoor work, detailed picking and washing to a high standard (restaurant quality) and participation in farmer’s market selling.

CHAMPION’S MOUNTAIN ORGANICS is long established Organic Farm at Mangrove Mountain on the Central Coast. The farm has been certified organic since 1990 and Michael Champion is considered a senior member of the organic farming fraternity. We work closely with four other organic farms and market our/their produce in a loose co-operative system. There would be opportunities to see how these other farms operate. We serve a number of organic co-ops and several leading shops in Sydney. Our produce is always in demand with no shortage of new customers.

We attend two Farmers Markets each Saturday and also serve several leading (hatted) restaurants with selected lines.

The right person will have an excellent work ethic, a keenness to learn and the ability to fit in with the style and methodology that we have developed over many years, which has created the farm to be one of the most successful Organic Farms on the Central Coast.

Applicants will need their own transport and be able to work flexible hours when needed.

Young people who are keen to go into farming as a profession will be preferred but the ‘right’ person(s) could be of any age if they can work hard.

Send a brief resume to michael@championorganics.com.au

Saturday morning market assistants needed

Eveleigh Farmers Markets & Sydney Sustainable Markets, Taylor Square

Every Saturday, 8am-1pm

We will need helpers at Eveleigh Farmers’ Markets, Carriageworks – immediate start for the right person, and at Taylor Square market from May. Applicants should have a keen interest and understanding of vegetables, and how to prepare and cook them, so a good knowledge of recipes is helpful but not essential. Applicants should have excellent customer service skills, have reasonable mental arithmetic skills and know a wide range of fruit and vegetables (or be prepared to learn fast!). A good appreciation of organic farming will also help.

Days: Saturday mornings, weekly
Hours: 6.30am-1.30pm (approx)
Prospective workers should contact Michael on 4374 1036 or approach the Champion Organics stall at Eveleigh Farmers’ Markets from 21 January with their details.