MARIPOSA Farm was established in 1980.

Having graduated from Agricultural school, I purchased the then abandoned 107 acres farm. From there I built all the buildings: barn, workshop, house and pavilion/restaurant. The farm has several kilometers of trails that are used to access the forest firewood and timber. In  2000, we purchased 70 adjacent acres to expand the farm.

We practice sustainable agriculture folding in various organic and ecological techniques such biodynamic, Demeter and permaculture. Our farm has been free of chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) for over 30 years. We raise ducks, geese, poultry, pigs, have a small maple syrup production, and, as well, we grow vegetables on 2 acres of gardens plus a large greenhouse.  

We do not have a tractor, but we do get some custom work done by a local farmer (i.e. hay).  Our main market is the restaurant market in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

We are looking for one lead intern for a one year term - stipend to be discussed - room and board included, all meals with the family. Your hours are from 8 to 5, five days a week, with the exception of a few weeks where you will work 7 days a week.

Shorter term interns also possible - stipend to be discussed.

You will learn how MARIPOSA Farm works, including our on-farm restaurant, our regional meat distribution business  to over 100 Ottawa-Gatineau restaurants and, above and beyond, how we practice sustainable agriculture.

We speak both French and English on our farm.  


MARIPOSA has several available gardens free of charge for interested people to grow food.


 Revised: 04/03/2017

6468 ch. comté / County Rd. 17, Plantagenet (Ontario) CA, K0B 1L0
Telephone: (613) 673-5881