Holly Hill Farm of Cohasset, Massachusetts is currently seeking two farm interns for the 2015 growing season. Holly Hill is a certified organic farm located in beautiful Cohasset, MA, approximately 25 miles south of Boston. Their property consists of 140 acres of land (10 acres of open fields of which three acres are in production), historic buildings, greenhouses and diversified natural areas for educational purposes. They grow organic vegetables, herbs and flowers that are sold at our farm stand, at the Cohasset Farmers Market, and to select restaurants. Seedlings are sold during our annual May plant sale. An educational non-profit on the farm hosts dozens of kids on a daily basis through summer camps and school visits. They also work with volunteers on a weekly basis.
This opportunity is best suited to someone with some farming experience who wants to broaden his or her skills and knowledge. One year of organic farming or gardening experience is ideal, but not required. A candidate who can observe what’s going on around him or her and pick up the lay of the land will settle in well. Interns are expected to work 10-hour days, Tuesday through Saturday, plus a half day Sunday. Occasionally longer hours may be required on market days, during high harvest periods, periods of drought, etc. In order for Holly Hill to succeed, a certain level of production is necessary and expected. Every morning their farm manager will review which tasks need to be accomplished that day and set target times for each job’s completion. Interns are expected to work regardless of weather conditions. Small-scale organic farming requires a great deal of manual labor. Candidates should be physically fit enough to weed and harvest, and should be able to lift 50 lbs. An ability to work with people of all ages is a must. Past communal living experience is a plus.
Compensation includes housing in their historic farmhouse and weekly monetary pay. Holly Hill cares about your development as a farmer! Their farm manager will conduct individual check-ins and work with you on goal setting throughout the season. Be prepared to communicate your goals and participate in feedback sessions with your fellow crew members.
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