Tag Archives: organic

Voss Farms seeks an Intern

25 Jan
Location: Paynesville, Minnesota
Voss Farms has an opportunity this summer for a position in its organic production. The farm is diversified in the production of crop and livestock products currently expanding areas of beef and vegetable products with an emphasis on locally grown. The position requires the individual to have a positive attitude, good work ethic, and an appreciation for organic agriculture. Voss Farms is a third generation family farm that looks forward to welcoming the efforts of an individual that values family and good food. Details on job description will depend on individual qualifications and interests, and is to some degree flexible. Continue reading
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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

Riverhill Farm needs six 2010 Interns

15 Dec

Location: Nevada City, California

Riverhill Farm is located near Nevada City in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Nevada City is a progressive town with many grassroots efforts underway and a strong community movement supporting local food and agriculture. Riverhill Farm consists of twenty acres, about eight of which are cropped in a diverse mix of vegetables and annual fruits. We are a community based farm, selling all of our produce within ten miles of the farm, primarily through our 160+ share CSA, the Nevada City Farmers’ Market, and to local restaurants featuring locally grown produce on their menus.

Each season, we accept six interns for a long-term commitment during the months of April through October. We do not accept short-term stays. Interns participate in all aspects of the farm from seeding to harvest. Through the development of practical farming skills, special intern projects, directed readings, discussion and time set aside for more formal learning, we work to provide enough skills that an intern can gain full-time permanent work on a farm or, with enough preparation, start their own farm. Periodically we host agricultural professionals, farmers and ranchers, naturalists and members of other farm-related organizations to complement the educational experience.

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Cure Organic Farm is seeking a Crew Leader

8 Dec

Location: Six miles East of Boulder, Colorado

Cure Organic Farm is seeking an experienced farmer to join us as our Crew Leader beginning March 2010. This is a great position for someone who has completed an internship position and is looking for more experience leading a field crew in all aspects of running a commercial small vegetable farm. The position requires experience in organic vegetable production, tractor operation, fieldwork, animal care, excellent communication. Dedication, self-motivation, a strong work ethic, leadership skills and a rock-solid good attitude are also necessary. The Crew Leader will lead and oversee interns, volunteers and hourly field workers on a daily basis. Continue reading

Blooming Glen Farm needs 2010 Interns

18 Nov

Location: Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Blooming Glen Farm is seeking three full time, full season interns from April 1st to mid-November for 2010. We are a diverse organic (non-certified) vegetable farm marketing to a 225 member CSA (all on farm pick-up), a weekly farmers market locally and in Philadelphia, and wholesale to local restaurants. We grow a large variety of field crops and utilize our 7 greenhouses for season extension of a variety of crops including grafted heirloom tomatoes. We are located in scenic Upper Bucks County, an hour from downtown Philadelphia. We are a young ambitious farm looking for enthusiastic hard workers with a sincere interest in sustainable and organic agriculture. You will be an integral part of our team, and gain hands on experience in all aspects of the farm from seed to harvest. We provide a stipend and housing in a beautifully restored farmhouse, as well as various educational opportunities. Continue reading