Job: Internship at Uproot Farm, MN, 2014
Uproot Farm is a diversified, production-oriented, certified organic vegetable farm about an hour north of the Twin Cities. 2016 will be our sixth season during which we’ll offer 150 Summer CSA shares and continue to establish new fields and improve soil health in new ground. We’ll grow a total of 7 acres of vegetables, with about 12 additional acres in cover crops. In addition to the CSA, we grow for one farmer’s market in Minneapolis and two food co-ops.
The farm is located 15 minutes from Cambridge, MN, a town of 8,000 with a food co-op and many other amenities.
More details about the farm can be found at www.uprootfarm.com
The 2016 crew will be myself, an assistant farm manager, and two farm crew members.
Two positions are available:
Full-Season Farm Crew Position Begins May 1st and ends October 31st. Start and end dates may be flexible.
Summer Farm Crew Position Begins June 1st and ends August 31st.
As a crew member, 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
– weed management (with both tractors and hoes)
– harvesting, washing and packing of over 40 types of vegetables
– vegetable delivery, and possibly farmer’s market sales.
Housing Housing and kitchen are provided in the renovated barn. There is a composting toilet just outside the barn. Laundry and shower facilities are available in the farm house. Vegetables from the farm are available once we start harvesting.
Hours We work five and a half days a week–Monday through Friday with a half-hour lunch, and Saturday morning. Start time will vary throughout the season and is dependent on the weather and the tasks at hand, but we will usually work 7am-4pm.
Compensation Hourly wage of $7.25-$7.75/hr plus free housing. Free vegetables are available from the farm based on availability, along with up to 1 dozen eggs per week for each crew member. We also provide a fully stocked processing area for putting up and freezing food for the winter.
Skills Desired We’re looking for someone who is self-motivated, detail oriented, and can work quickly while maintaining our quality standards. 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.
Applicants must have a vehicle, be in good physical shape, be able to lift 40 pounds repeatedly, enjoy working outside in all types of weather, and be eager to learn!
There are opportunities to return for a second season in a role with greater responsibility.
All applications are welcome. Preference will be given to those with previous farm experience and those with interest in returning next year.
To Apply for the Internship at Uproot Farm Please send a résumé, cover letter, and references to: info(at)uprootfarm.com