Are you looking for a change, but not ready for retirement? Do you have children that need seasonal work and a home nearby a university to make higher education affordable? Do you have the imagination to expand and add your own stamp to an existing small agricultural business? We have the foundation for so many options for you!
Would you like to slow the pace of your life, not obsess over finding the ideal work/life balance? On our farm you will find that there is little distinction between work and life. They seamlessly flow, one into the other until the separation is difficult to find. Our work is recreation, our recreation is healthy outdoor exercise, our clients are our friends, our neighbours are both our hired help and the ones we share a drink or a meal with at the end of a day! Its a lifestyle choice.
The fruit we grow is both food and the currency we exchange for weekly boxes of a full spectrum of homegrown organic produce. Our strong business relationships are built on dependability and a truly healthy product. There is pure joy in the satisfaction of growing food in an environmentally sound manner and experiencing a sense of “vocation,” intensified by the customers that depend on and appreciate the organic benefits of our berries. There is no backstabbing here. The only thing akin to corporate ladder climbing would be our increasing number of customers grown from happy existing ones.
We care for our bushes when the winter snow is gone and the ground has thawed. We harvest between mid July and mid September. We travel in the fall and spend much of the winter in leisurely pursuit of the many activities that keep us engaged with our family and community life.
Its a quiet pace of life. No traffic jams or early morning commutes! You can set your watch by the school bus picking up and dropping off the local students. Exchange a wave for a “honk” as neighbours drive by acknowledging the activity happening in the field! The air is fresh, the breeze always present and the repetitive work is both meditative and restorative. The scale of our farm is ideal for a family. We require help during the harvest but the number of bushes for pruning and care in the off season is perfect.
Nearby you can enjoy beautiful beach walks, hiking trails, campfires and slow summer evenings. Or take in some cultural events, always plentiful on the Acadia University campus and in the nearby towns of Kentville and Wolfville. There is no shortage of charities to engage in, sharing joy with like spirited folks at an animal shelter, a soup kitchen, a church fundraiser or a community theatre. You can share memories over a flopped recipe and entertain in a messy house without judgement. Let diversity into your life and reep the rewards of a lifestyle money just can’t buy.
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