Duties and Compensation
This intern program is a trade: We trade our knowledge for your labor. We count on our interns to be conscientious and reliable, as well as hard-working. We hope that they will come to feel personally invested in the farm, taking responsibility for its care and pride in its productivity. We also hope that interns will be willing and able to take on some important responsibilities such as greenhouse management, supervision of volunteers, care of our chickens or and partial management of our farmers market stand after they are fully trained in these tasks and feel comfortable doing so.
In addition to knowledge, we will provide a place to live, bountiful food from the farm and a weekly stipend. We ask you not to think of the stipend as a wage, but as something to help you get by while you learn to farm. An intern week is typically about 50-65 hours of work/study on the farm. On Saturdays, we rotate through our local farmers market, on-farm duties and days off. There will be occasional times when we will need to harvest on a Saturday or a Sunday or do some type of maintenance or farm chore in order to keep the farm running smoothly. The farm manager will let interns know ahead of the weekend if their help is needed. Educational field trips are often considered a part of “work” and happen throughout the season.
Modern housing is available. Interns can expect to have one's own or share a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen facilities in the farmhouse addition.
We can only hire a limited number of paid interns, and typically give preference to interns that can commit to the full season (May-October), but we will consider offering positions to short-season (summer) applicants, such as college students, people with other commitments. Short-season interns may receive food and housing, plus all educational experiences. Pay will depend on our budget. Please indicate on your application if this option interests you.