They specialize in very early tomatoes and lettuce EVERY week from mid-May to mid-October. They also grow a variety of other produce to make their booth colorful and varied. In flowers they specialize in large, mixed “country” bouquets; some ready-made and some made-to-order at the market. Though no longer certified organic, they use no commercial fertilizers or sprays in the garden.
They have the bare minimum of equipment, but have developed some unique tools and techniques that enable them to do very well.A typical summer work week includes garden maintenance, planting of weekly succession crops, harvesting produce and flowers, making up flower bunches and setting up and selling at farmer’s markets. Sundays are ALWAYS free!
Characteristics that they feel are necessary to succeed in this line of work include: enjoy working hard outside in all types of weather, good physical health, driver’s license, good sense of humor, genuine warmth for people, ability to prioritize and not procrastinate, and above all enthusiasm and integrity. They are located one mile north of New Lebanon, a small town of 5000, which is 13 miles west of downtown Dayton, OH.
In order to apply for this internship send an email to Cook’s Garden at: firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an application or call 937-687-3753 for additional information. Deadline for application is March 1, 2013. Website:http://cooksgardennewlebanon.