Michigan Farm Looking for 2012 Interns

Isadore Farm in Michigan is hiring interns for the 2012 growing season. Isadore Farm is a successful, small scale, certified organic farmers market and wholesale farm. We are located just north of Cedar in the heart of beautiful Leelanau County, Michigan. Our farm lies five miles from Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - 15 miles from Traverse City, Glen Arbor, Empire etc. Our location combines ample opportunities for outdoor fun with the best of small town life. Matt and Carissa Visser made the transition from gardeners to market farmers four years ago, creating a home and farm from an open piece of property, while interning at established local farms. We are young, hard working and enthusiastic about feeding our community. Our goal is to create a sustainable, reasonably-sized farm and a positive place to work. Isadore Farm has been certified organic by MOSA since its inception in 2009. Our primary focus is on growing a wide variety of vegetables. In addition to vegetables we grow transplants for sale at markets in the spring, and we have a small flock of pastured laying hens. In peak season we sell at four farmers markets per week in addition to delivering produce to our local food co-op and select restaurants. We pride ourselves in growing the finest food possible both in flavor and beauty, with an emphasis on quality and attention to detail. For photos and more information on our farm please visit our website. (www.isadorefarm.com) For details, and to learn how to apply click "read more"

Our needs:

– Our ideal intern is someone who is eager to learn about organic farming, loves food and who is excited to engage in their local food system.

– We’re looking for 2 interns from late May through the end of September or later if possible. Maximum hours/week for each intern will most likely be around 30-35 hours/wk.

– Applicants must have their own transportation and housing.

-We need hard workers. Farming requires heavy lifting, repetitive physical work, and working outdoors in all types of weather.

– Attention to detail in all aspects of work

– A positive attitude and a good sense of humor

– Dependability and punctuality

– Stamina –take care of yourself and show up to work with energy over the course of the season.

– Customer service skills for the farmers market

– Experience is not necessary, but preference will be given to those with experience in small scale agriculture, working outdoors or working with produce.

What’s in it for you:

– Learn to farm organically! Interns will have the opportunity to learn as much as they’d like about all aspects of small scale organic agriculture including: preseason planning, organic certification, greenhouse production, planting, cultivation, harvest, prepping, direct marketing and storage.

– Hourly wage based on experience

– Lots and lots of amazing organic vegetables!

– Be an integral part of a team at a fun, positive and cooperative workplace

– Experience a full growing season outdoors in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

– Take part in work that matters and be valued for your contribution

– Work hard, eat well, have fun, go swimming.

Contact:  Carissa Visser   info@isadorefarm.com   231-735-2936    Thanks!

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