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Minneapolis: Cherry Tree House Mushrooms seeks Intern

23 Apr

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cherry Tree House Mushrooms, our small urban farm, provides for our needs as much as possible, while providing a surplus to share and profit from. Our practices are organic and as sustainable as we can manage – thrifty and with thought to the post-peak oil long term.

My main focus is on mushroom cultivation, mostly shiitake on oak logs, but I have started experimenting with oyster, nameko, and stropharia varieties. This summer I hope to sell between 50 and 100 lbs. to a restaurant or grocery, and next year may be twice that. I also sell logs and inoculated logs to individuals growing their own mushrooms. Finally, earlier this spring I gave workshops in mushroom cultivation, and plan to do the same in coming years.

In addition to mushroom cultivation, we have several projects or practices for self-sufficiency or for a small profit. At this point we have a small laying flock of chickens that we keep for eggs – and an ever-growing annual garden. This spring we are starting a forest garden of fruit and nut shrubs and trees, and in the next year we plan to add meat rabbits and honey bees to the mix. Continue reading

Minnesota: Gardening Matters seeks Program Director

29 Mar

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Accepting applications until April 23, 2010

Gardening Matters provides training and resources to support successful and sustainable community gardens.  We connect gardeners to each other and to their communities through community organizing.

The Program Director is responsible for developing and delivering Gardening Matters’ educational and community engagement programming, and works closely with the Executive Director to ensure that the organization is meeting its mission and goals. Continue reading

Mill City Farmer’s Market seeks Kitchen Coordinator & Market Day Staff

24 Mar

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Deadline: March 31, 2010

Mill City Farmer’s Market seeks a Kitchen Coordinator and Market Day Staff. Continue reading

FRESH seeks Interns

24 Feb

Location: Several cities throughout the United States

The documentary film, FRESH, is looking for one intern in each of the following cities:  New York, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Austin, Boulder/Denver, Minneapolis and Chicago to publicize and coordinate FRESH Restaurant Week, which will coincide with the theatrical release of FRESH in each of these cities (from April through June).

This position starts immediately and lasts for at least 2 months. Continue reading

Gale Woods Farm seeks Seasonal Farm Educators and CSA Assistants

17 Dec

Location: 20 miles West of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Gale Woods Farm is a park and working educational farm. Owned and operated by Three Rivers Park District, the farm includes a diversified livestock operation and 60 share vegetable CSA. In addition, Gale Woods delivers educational programs to over 25,000 school children and public program participants annually.  Seasonal educator positions range from 8-40 hours/week from April through October.  The CSA assistant position is 32-40 hours/week from May–October.

For more information or to apply for these positions visit this website!

Please be sure to mention in your cover letter that you discovered this listing on the Sustainable Food Jobs website!

Cramer Organics seeks Summer 2010 Interns

16 Dec

Location: 30 miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cramer Organics is a small, 10 acre farm in the Crow River Watershed and close to the town of Rockford. Our primary market is our 80 member CSA. We use a permanent bed system on about 4 acres, and have been certified organic since starting in 2004. Sustainable practices are at the center of our practice, as we try to model nature as best we can. On-farm composting and cover crops such as Rye, Vetch, Ryegrass, Buckwheat, and Sorghum-Sudan grass are integral to our farming operation. For 2010, we plan to increase our CSA membership to 100+ and start selling to Harvest Moon Coop opening in the community of Long Lake in 2010.

Interns will begin in May and will learn all aspect of growing fruit and vegetables organically. This will include greenhouse work, planting from transplants and direct seeding, cultivating, use of equipment (both hand and Tractor), cover crop strategies, insect management, weed management, irrigation, harvesting, post-harvest handling, composting, food safety, storage, packing CSA boxes, and delivery. Further, Interns will be involved in our learning opportunities, including outreach activities on our farm and others, and our “learn to cook” seminars we plan to have for our CSA members. Our CSA “Library” is also available to Interns. Continue reading