Farm Job in Eureka Springs, Arkansas: 10 acre diversified organic vegetable farm in a creek valley. Established vegetable production business, with a sustainable “homesteading” focus. Occasionally updated Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oakhillfarming
Seeking 1 to 3 individuals or a young family for employment from Spring Equinox until Thanksgiving. Limited work is available December through March. Available now, lovely cabin next door. Simple yurt structure or tent camping for short term stays mid-May through September.
The farm is vegetable intensive: high (organic ) fertility in a very small cultivated area (1/2 acre) produces very high sales and profit with a lot of human labor, very little machine use, minimal pests and weeds. Vegetable and small fruit production is the focus. They also manage sheep (meat), cows, goats (dairy), chickens (eggs), ducks (meat and eggs), fish (aquaponics and meat), bees (pollination and honey), and consider the local flora and fauna. They are in many ways a permaculture farm but not labeled as such. They are labeled as certified organic. They live in a yurt.
Farming practices, infrastructure, and markets are well established and running smoothly. They are seeking more personal time especially with a second child on the way. They are looking for self-motivated, hard-working people with a commitment to doing what needs done for a growing season.
What do you get in exchange? Experience, money, food, and a lovely lifestyle.
What you can learn: Growing vegetables in the south central US, building a farm with small investment and running a profitable farm with small expenses, homesteading skills from cooking to animal care to basic building and shop skills, exposure to northwest Arkansas, life choices
Requirements: physically fit, a serious interest in vegetable production, cabin deposit. Pay is commiserate with responsibility and experience. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org