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JOB FAIR! MARCH 11th+13th

Due to Covid-19 😷 restrictions, interviews will be scheduled by appointment.

  • We’ll email interested applicants a couple of appointment time options.
  • Applicants should respond with confirmation of which time works or by letting us know if another time works better.
  • We’ll also accept “walk-in’s” since interviews will be conducted outside in the garden centre, but if you come by without an appointment you may be asked to wait if we’re conducting scheduled appointments.

Full-time and Part-time positions available at multiple experience levels.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be friendly/approachable
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Be able to follow detailed instructions 
  • Be fluent in English
  • Be productive working independently or in a group setting and a fast-paced environment

🛒 Grocery Store + 🌷 Garden Centre roles include:

  • Customer Service.
  • General Maintenance.
  • Customer Assistance.
  • Loading + Unloading (Products).
  • Stocking (Products).
  • Displaying and watering plant material (GC).

Please Note:

General:

  • 🏋🏾‍♀️ Some positions require the ability to lift 30-50lbs.
  • 😃 Retail experience is an asset.
  • A flexible schedule is beneficial as some roles work evenings🌇 and weekends.

Garden Centre:

  • Positions are seasonal (April 1st– July 1st) but may include opportunities to transition to full-time positions after July 1st.
  • 🌱 Plant knowledge for Garden Centre roles a plus.
  • You must enjoy working outdoors 😎 and be able to work in all weather conditions🌦️. 
  • You’ll also be required to work holidays.

Please Email your resume to Chris Vergara / Kendra Sozinho by March 8th at Hiring@fiestafarms.ca



COVID-19 Update December

Following our protocol when feeling under the weather these days, three team members have tested positive for COVID-19.

The good news: The affected team members feel well. 

The bad news: To err on the side of caution and, frankly, to give our team a rest, we’re going to take Saturday, December 12th off for a deep clean. You can follow Butterfly Releases for more updates.

In the interest of full disclosure, we’d like to let you know the team members test report and work dates:

  • One reported a positive test on December 9th (last worked: December 5th).
  • The second reported a positive test on December 11th (last worked: December 6th).
  • The third reported a positive test on December 11th (last worked: December 8th).

Per Toronto Public Health recommendations, anyone who spoke to the team members within 6 feet for 15 minutes has been notified, asked to isolate and get tested.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Closing on a Saturday during Hannukah🕎 wasn’t on our schedule. But, you know, pandemic 🦠. 

Thanks for your patience, and see you on Sunday, in the aisles.

💚🐓.



COVID-19 Update, November.

Dear Fiesta folks.

What strange (and stressful) times.

The second wave that everyone knew was coming is here. Numbers are still edging in the wrong direction 📈. We’re facing a renewed lockdown. Vaccines seem to be on the horizon.

Simultaneously, while coping with the threat of COVID-19 since March, many of the habits we’ve grudgingly adopted are less panic-inducing. We did not expect to get used to wearing masks. 

In light of the Province’s new restrictions, we thought we’d share a few current considerations:

Grocery Store

  • 🕗 HOURS: 8-9 AM Monday-Saturday will continue to be reserved for customers who would be at higher risk if they were to contract the virus.  
  • 😷 Masks: Properly worn masks are required to enter both the grocery store and the garden centre. 
  • 🛍 Bags: Feel free to bring your own bags, but: please don’t use them to shop with. And please plan to parcel them yourselves. That was extra sad to write.
  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Crowd-control: Please try to shop in the smallest group possible. 

Garden Centre 

The Garden centre is COVID-19 business-as-usual, meaning:

  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Crowd-control: Please try to shop in the smallest group possible. 
  • Masks 😷. 
  • Shop online: 🎄Christmas Trees🔥🪵 Firewood are available for delivery or curb side pickup.

Support Local

These are tough times for the independent businesses that contribute most to our economy, whose owners and employees spend money locally, and who help make our city the vibrant, dynamic place it usually is. You can check business news at insidemma.

While our hospitality industry, creators, producers, retailers, health practitioners and others are figuring out how to hold on, Jeff Bezos’ wealth has jumped by $90.1 billion, to $203.1 billion, between March and October.

And we don’t mean to single him out–most billionaires are doing well right now

We’ve all been doing some digital retail therapy. And of course, convenience is more than just a drug when you’re trying to reduce interactions during a pandemic.

But if you can, when you can, please try to support a local independent business. They need us now. And we need them to be here when this is over.

Thanks for ‘listening’. If you’re a customer, thanks for your patience. If you’re a frontline worker in any capacity, thank you for digging so deep.

See you in the aisles.

FF 🐓.



Fall 🌸 ideas.

Well folks, it’s the turning of the season. Autumn is upon us.
Whether you’re grateful for the cooler weather or have already started wearing a parka, it’s time to focus on practical matters like trading spring planters for more frost-tolerant plants.

Following are a few suggestions. If you know all this, please feel free to look down on gardening newbies but please do your best to be helpful 👩🏼‍🌾. If you are looking for the best garden mulcher, visit us.

 

Chrysanthemums are a versatile fall classic.
They come in a variety of sizes and colours from pure white to burgundy red.
On their own, mums are perfect cool-weather flowers that brighten up any fall day. Mixed in a planter with millet and ornamental peppers, they create a harvest-season look.

Asters are another easy fall flower. Pick off the buds as they turn brown to encourage new growth throughout the season.

If you’re looking for something a little different, celosia is an eye-catching addition to any planter with neon-bright, long-lasting blooms. They make excellent cut flowers or they can be dried to use in crafts!
That exclamation mark is supposed to offer encouragement–you got this! Pandemics are perfect for crafting. You’re stuck inside a lot anyway, they keep the hands busy, and learning new things brightens and tires the mind.

Need to fill in some space? Heuchera comes in lime green to dark red, makes a great accent, and can be planted in the garden for next year.

Still need more colour? Try pot :).
Whether you grab a finished pot or plant it yourself, fall planters are an easy way to add colour at the end of the growing season.

 

Our staff are always happy to answer any questions about what plants will fit your needs–there are no dumb gardening questions. If we didn’t like talking plants and infecting people with our enthusiasm we would’ve picked another line of work.

So stop by, email fiestagardens@fiestafarms.ca. or give us a call at 416-537-1244.

Fiesta Gardens is open to the public, from 9 am to 6 pm seven days a week. There’s no line up to get into the garden centre, and most of the experience is outdoors, but please wear a mask 😷 and maintain physical distance.

See you in the aisles!



Turkey time!

Hi Everyone!

Today we’re talking about taking turkey orders

Between September 24th-October 6th, please call 416-537-1235 and ask for Kelly or Antonio to coordinate size and pickup.

We’re carrying 3 kinds: 

  • Rowe Farms (Antibiotic and Hormone Free) between 8-18 lbs
  • Fenwood (Antibiotic and Hormone Free) between 14-16 lbs
  • Yorkshire (Organic) between 14-16 lbs

Thanks!

Hopefully family dinners with intensely political uncles will be more tolerable now that you can mute them.

 

PS: We’re resuming flyer sharing on October 2nd.