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Walkerswood
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: couple/individual
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 32474
Country: Jamaica

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Last Updated: April 22, 2017

Qualified candidates must have a strong history in organic farming and be willing to commit a minimum of 6 months.

This is an organic farm in transition using practices accepted by Jamaica Organic Agricultural Movement.

Our main cash crops are leafy greens. We blend our own mesclun mix with a combination of baby lettuce, mustard greens, tatsoi, and kale. Other greens include arugula, braising kale, and collard greens. In addition we are growing a variety of herbs, root crops, and fruits.

Produce is delivered weekly to hotels, restaurants, and grocery stores in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, and Kingston. Additionally we sell at an organic farmers' market in Kingston.

Harvest begins at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays begin at 8 a.m.

Living accommodations include a rustic cottage with private bed, bath, living room, kitchen, patio, running water, gas, and electricity. Willing to discuss food plan/living wage/other expenses.

The farm is rural and the crew comes from the surrounding area. Ocho Rios sits at the bottom of Fern Gully and a 20 minute taxi ride away.

There are often opportunities for you to catch a ride coming and going in any direction on the weekend. Will schedule pick-up and return to either MoBay or Kingston Airports.

Qualified candidates can message us including a resume and references.

Eat what you grow, grow what you eat!

Pictures Left to Right:

Walking Fertilizer - this is an operating cattle ranch!

Hoop House - Our mesclun mix growing in one of multiple domes.

Israel House - Some veggies growing in one of two Israel Houses.

Cow Pen Cottage - living accommodations

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