Equinox Community Farm and CSA in Madison, Wisconsin offers internships for 2012 a small market farm and CSA located in Waunakee, WI just a twenty minute drive from downtown Madison. They raise a wide variety of vegetables as well as a number of herbs, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. They will have approximately ten acres under cultivation during the 2012 season. They are in our organic transition period so all growing practices meet or exceed organic certification requirements. They also keep laying hens, raise a handful of pigs, and make maple syrup. Our primary market for our produce is our CSA which will have approximately 120 shares this season; we also sell at the Northside Farmer’s Market in Madison.
The farm is almost entirely run by John Binkley, with whom the interns would work closely and be involved in all aspects of the farm providing a great opportunity to learn about everything involved in running a farm of this type.
Preferred Start Date: March – Early May 2012, flexible; Preferred End Date: October 2012 – Mid November 2012
Number of positions: 2 interns, 2 hourly employees
Hours: Generally 40-50 per week including some weekend hours – will vary depending on time of year.
Wage: $200 per week for interns, plus room and board – $8 per hour for hourly employees
Expected Duties: Interns will be involved with all aspects of production including greenhouse work, planting, transplanting, cultivation & weeding, harvesting, washing & packing, and working at the Farmer’s Market.
Skills Desired: Prior gardening/farming experience is preferred but not essential. The intern must show a strong interest in and enthusiasm for local, sustainable agriculture, a strong work ethic, ability to do physically demanding work, and ability to work well alone and with others.
Housing: On-farm housing is available. If you would need housing do not hesitate to apply – this can be discussed during the interview process.
If interested please see www.equinoxcommunityfarm.com/employment for much more detailed info.
To apply email letter of interest and resume to John Binkley at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to call John with questions at 608-577-9313.