Uproot Farm is a small vegetable farm in Princeton, Minnesota, about an hour north of the Twin Cities. 2013 will be their third season during which they’ll double their CSA (to 100 shares) and open up some new ground, for a total of 5 acres in vegetables/cover crops. In addition to the CSA, they grow for one farmer’s market in Minneapolis and a few small wholesale accounts. Uproot Farm is not certified organic, but their practices meet, or exceed, all of the requirements of the National Organic Program.
The farm is located 15 minutes from Cambridge, a town of 8,000 with a food co-op and many other amenities.
More information about the farm is available at www.uprootfarm.com
Internship An internship with Uproot Farm runs May 1-October 15, 2013. As an intern, you will be immersed in all daily jobs on the farm including, but not limited to, tractor work, greenhouse work/management, irrigation management and implementation, planting, bed preparation, cover cropping, weed management (with both tractors and hoes), harvesting, washing and packing of over 40 types of vegetables, and possibly farmer’s market sales.
Housing Housing and kitchen are provided in the renovated barn. Bathroom and laundry facilities are in the farm house. Vegetables from the farm are available once harvest has begun.
Hours The work week is five and a half days–Monday through Friday with an hour lunch, and Saturday morning. Start time will vary throughout the season and is dependent on the weather and the tasks at hand, but the hours will usually be 7am-4pm.
Stipend You will receive a monthly stipend paid at the end of each month, with money withheld for taxes.
Skills Desired Previous farm work not required, but a good work ethic and attitude are. Farm work is hard, fast-paced, and often exhausting- but also rewarding. Preferably you’ve done some type of manual labor and/or worked outside previous to arriving.
All applications are welcome.
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2013. Please send resumes with a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org