Palatine Is Hiring

Who We are

Palatine Fruit and Roses is a dynamic combination of fruit and roses! We grow an array of tender fruits (peaches, plums, cherries, nectarines, etc) and roses (both for garden and cut flowers); and strongly emphasize disease resistance and diversity in our selection of cultivars. We are blessed with a unique geographical location, giving us a longer growing season and higher heat units than much of the country. Combined with our beautiful soil, attention to detail, and holistic soil and pest management approach, we pride ourselves on providing some of the highest quality fruits and roses. We have an on-farm retail garden centre and fruit market and sell larger orders that are either picked up or delivered to customers across Southern Ontario. Our farm is a small and very busy place! We are lucky to have a great team of long-term staff and are looking to add one more to the team!

Ontario Grown — natural & sustainable.

Tractor Driver

Palatine Fruit and Roses is a diverse orchard and rose farm in Niagara-on-the-Lake, looking for an experienced tractor driver. This position is ideal for a retired farmer or young person looking to learn the ropes. 

TIMING: Anytime after April 1st until mid-September.

HOURS: approximately 30hrs/week. Additional fieldwork is available to make this a full-time position if desired.

WAGE: Will be commensurate with experience (starting at $18-$24+).


Some duties include mowing, cultivating, planting, helping with harvest (bringing fruit from the orchard to the packing barn), and operating a walk-behind rototiller. No spraying is required. Our tractors are open (no enclosed cabs) and 15-20+ years old. Must be able to work in the heat, cold and inclement weather. 


  • Applicant must be mechanically inclined (able to perform maintenance and simple repairs on all equipment in our on-farm shop).
  • Capable of navigating heavy equipment in tight spaces.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to: