Minnesota: PuraVida Farm seeks Intern

7 Mar

PuraVida Farm, LLC is a small-scale farm in Minnetonka, MN.  We use sustainable methods to grow vegetables, flowers, and microgreens for local markets. PuraVida Farm is seeking a Farm Intern for the 2011 growing season.

This internship will be a good fit for someone who is excited about performing physical labor, learning all aspects of sustainable produce farming, and bringing special skills and talents to the operation. Specific responsibilities will vary depending on the time of year and will include caring for crops and our flock of egg-laying chickens, harvesting and delivering products, implementing season extension techniques, planning farm events, and maintaining PuraVida’s social media presence.

This is a full time seasonal position running May through October with a possibility for long-term, year-round employment.  Accommodation for a flexible start date may be made in the case of an exceptional candidate.  The work schedule will be Monday through Friday with occasional weekend work, so a flexible schedule is required for this internship. Stipend is $7.25 per hour.

Experience and Skills

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly, wake up early, and do physical labor in occasionally inclement weather
  • Interest in sustainable agriculture as a vocation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be self-directed and reliable
  • Possess a valid drivers license

To apply, email your resume and cover letter in PDF format to puravidafarm@gmail.com by Friday, March 18th, 2011.  Make sure to tell us your story and describe how your special interests/skills could add to PuraVida Farm.


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