Internship Opportunity in Washington State on Small Farm

Internship Opportunity in Washington State on Small Farm Time Frame: Available May-November or during summer break. The Happy Lil Homestead is located on 30 acres in Benton City WA. The farm is a short 20 minute drive from the Tri Cities metro area of Kennewick/Pasco/Richland. The farm currently raises free range poultry for sale at three farmers markets and a local food store. They have pasture raised broiler birds, pasture raised turkeys and free range laying hens. In addition to the poultry, the farm raises pork to sell at various locations. The pigs are raised outdoors on dirt in a humane fashion. Also on the farm are goats and cows.

Interns are expected to perform various farm duties including; feeding/watering animals, processing poultry, moving portable chicken housing, assisting at weekly farmers markets, assist in the farrowing of pigs and kidding of goats. Hours will be approximately 20-40 hrs a week Mon-Sat with Sundays off. No alcohol or drug use allowed on premises. Farm is located approximately 6 miles from town so having own transportation is a benefit but not necessity.

Stipend will be $100 a week plus room and board. The room is in our home and meals will be provided with the family. In addition to the farm education, intern will have exposure to selling at the farmer market locations. Also the farm manages one of the area farmers market, so intern will have the opportunity to learn the management end of farmers market. The farm also is in partnership with a local food store that they help operate and spend time working in the retail/kitchen.

Desirable candidates will be hard working and dependable. Willing to learn and perform heavy labor at times.

If interested, the candidate should send cover letter and resume to:

Please include previous experience, goals of the internship, expectations of what you want to learn and describe yourself. Intern will be living directly with the farm family including young children so inter personal skills are a plus.

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