Our radishing, urban vegetable farm grows out of the greenbelt in Nepean and serves West Ottawa. We not only provide consistently fresh and high-quality food, we foster a growing community of lovers of good food.

Part-Time Positions Available

Position: Organic Farming
Farm: BeetBox Co-operative Farm
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Eligibility: 30 or younger
Term: early August to mid-October, 2-3 days/week

BeetBox is looking for part-time workers to join our team of young organic vegetable farmers this summer and fall! Come work hard doing something good in a beautiful setting close to home.

 About the Job:


  • Harvesting, washing, and packing vegetables.
  • Planting, weeding, and irrigating crops in the field and greenhouses.
  • Set up of the farm store
  • Property maintenance
  • Other varied tasks around the farm as appropriate

Schedule and Remuneration

  • Early August to mid-October
  • 2-4 weekdays / week, Thursdays and Fridays required
  • 7:00 AM starts
  • $15/h


  • Experience in farming or other outdoor physical work
  • Happy working solo or in a team
  • Good physical fitness and stamina – lots of bending, crouching, and lifting required
  • Able to do repetitive tasks quickly and precisely
  • Happy working in all weather conditions
  • Bilingualism is an asset

To qualify, you must be:

  • between the ages of 15 and 30 inclusive when the job starts;
  • student, unemployed or underemployed;
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Canadian citizen or permanent resident.


  • Our farm is surrounded by forest, right beside the Ottawa river, in Ottawa’s Greenbelt between Nepean and Kanata North
  • Learn how to grow food with and for your community
  • Stay in shape without going to the gym
  • We’ll definitely have extra fresh produce to share with you!
  • Opportunity for future employment
  • Possibility of becoming a member of the co-op (farm co-owner) within a year or two

How to apply

Send us your resume and 2 references to as soon as possible. We need and expect the positions to be filled quickly.

    Who is BeetBox?

    We are a farmer-owned workers co-operative growing high quality vegetables, ecologically. In 2018, we established a CSA for the lovely people of West Ottawa. In 2019 we started a Farm Store at our location off of Carling. In 2020 we started a seedling sale and community farm and in 2021 we are expanding the farm store with micro-greens, preserves & prepared foods!

    The co-op was established in 2017 by three young agrarians: Jeremy Colbeck, Lise-Anne Léveillé, and David Mazur-Goulet. 

    What makes us different?

    • 110 acres right in the city
    • Surrounded by forest and a short walk from the very swimmable Ottawa River
    • A farm that is financed by its members and the community at large
    • Opportunities that lie beyond the six month contract as we grow year after year
    • Possibility of living on the farm