FARMERS: Matthew Wiens, Marcus Rempel, Erica Young
LOCATION: - (Beausejour)
PHONE #: 1-204-268-4313
Ploughshares Community Farm is a joint and diversely mixed farming effort on the banks of the Brokenhead River just southeast of Beausejour.
Marcus and Erica run a vegetable CSA with weekly or biweekly pick-up in Beausejour, Pinawa and St. Vital. You’ll also find their produce at the Beausejour Farmers’ Market on Friday evenings July – September.
Alongside the vegetable gardens, folks at Ploughshares also keep cattle, pigs, milk goats and chickens.
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|Intern||Food and accommodation provided, Monthly stipend of $200 included. We offer: A rich diversity of farm work: a focus on CSA market gardening and the management of a local farmers' market, with opportunities for involvement with cattle, rotational grazing, milk goats, hay making, laying hens, meat birds, hogs and home scale butchery; An experience of collective ownership and decision making structures; An integration of body, mind, and spirit work; (Conversations about what we're reading, thinking about, feeling and wondering tend to get woven into the day.) A lovely second storey room in a spacious straw bale house; Terrific food; $50/week honorarium; The internship is coordinated by Marcus Rempel and Erica Young who manage the CSA market garden and the local farmers' market. The intern will also have opportunities to get to know and learn from other community members during their stay. Ploughshares Community Farm is located near Beausejour, Manitoba. You can read more about our farm on this website and see what we've been up to on our Facebook page. We would welcome an intern to join us from May until September on a full or part-time basis. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibilities.|
|Dairy goats||Year-round||Give us a call. Matthew would be happy to share information from his experience.|
Deliveries to Beausejour on Fridays, St. Vital on Tuesdays and Pinawa on Thursdays
For us, sustainability means farming with nature, rather than against it. This means many things. Avoiding synthetic fertilizers and pesticides is a good place to start. Somewhere along the road to sustainability we also have to learn to live on the sunlight given to us each year rather than the ancient sunlight stored in fossil fuels. We are more human-powered than a typical Manitoba farm, and are experimenting with animal power, but we have a long way to go before retiring the tractor.