We offer a unique experience to those who have an interest in learning ecologically healthy and sustainable methods of farming. Interns join in the long but rewarding hours of farm labor, working 5-6 days per week and rotating weekends. A typical week includes vegetable gardening (bed preparation, planting, cultivation, cover crop management), harvesting and packing CSA shares, caring for livestock, helping customers in our on-farm store, and general farm maintenance. Interns also have the option of helping with Fridays on the Farm, our weekly brick oven pizza nights during the summer.
Educational Opportunities: In addition to hands-on learning in the form of farm labor, our internship includes a curriculum designed to teach the philosophies and practices of our way of farming. The farm team gathers for lunch once a week to check in about the week's work and discuss short readings chosen to suit the interests of our interns.
Skills Desired: Farm experience is not required, but applicants must be hardworking, flexible, self-starting, and willing to learn. Applicants must also be physically fit and willing to work long hours in disagreeable conditions (heat, cold, rain, mud, etc.). Other desired qualities: Ability to work both independently and with others. Competency in using a smart phone, iPad, computer. Excellent communication skills. Ability to stay on task and manage time. Congenial team player with a good sense of humor.
Stipend: Interns receive tuition-free learning experience, housing, farm products, and $100/week.
Meals: The farm team gathers for a prepared lunch one day a week. Interns are responsible for preparing all other meals. We make vegetables, meat, and eggs available. Interns who help with Fridays on the Farm receive free brick oven pizza.
Housing: We have an on-farm camper to house a single person or couple.
Minimum Length of Stay: Three months preferred, but we are willing to negotiate.