Internship Starts: April 1, 2015
Internship Ends: August 31, 2015
Number of Interns: 1 or 2
App Deadline: March 1, 2015, send an email or call for application.
Minimum Length of Stay: 5 months
Meals: Interns will be expected to cook their own meals. They provide free produce from their garden.
Skills Desired: Ideal applicants would be folks who have decided to be market gardeners and wish to actually do it for a season before starting off on their own. Interns are needed from the beginning of April through September, to work with them and learn all aspects of the business (40 hours per week, or a combined 40 hours per week for a couple). 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.
Educational Opportunities: All aspects of growing, harvesting and selling vegetables, cut flowers, bedding plants, U-pick strawberries and honey, farmers’ market management.
Stipend: $250 per week.
Housing: They also provide housing in a small, self-contained, completely furnished, cottage on the property.
Preferred method of contact: Email or phone
Internship Details: Their farm is small. They have the bare minimum of equipment, but have developed 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 farmers’ market. Sundays are ALWAYS free. After strawberry season, in late June, Mondays are also free. So the 40 hours would be worked Tuesday through Saturday.
If interested, send them an email and request an application.
989 N.Clayton Rd.
New Lebanon, OH 45345 – 9641
Contact: Stephen Cook, Zella Falcon Cook
Phone: [Home] 937-687-3753