Apprentice position with housing available at Slice of Heaven Farm in Oregon
POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR 2018
Position dates: Mid-April through mid-November, 2018
Compensation: A room on our farm with a communal kitchen and bathroom. A monthly stipend of $800.
Perks: Home cooked meals during farm work hours. Weekly vegetables from the farm.
Slice of Heaven Farm: We are a husband and wife team here at Slice of Heaven Farm. We are entering our 8th farming season. We use sustainable organic farming practices to grow our vegetables and are on a mission to help bring healthy, safe and delicious food to their mountain community. Our ultimate goal is the have the most nutritious and beautiful vegetables around and continuously please and impress our loyal customers. We run a 100-member CSA and do two local farmers markets. Farming is our way of life and while it is a constant challenge and grueling work, it is endlessly rewarding to grow the best vegetables around and feed families in our community!
Job description: Work on the farm 5 days a week (Tuesday through Saturday). Tasks will include seeding, transplanting, harvesting, cultivating and weeding, processing vegetables, packing vegetables and selling at farmers market.
You don’t need previous farming experience for this position but you do need to want to learn and work hard and want to fully experience farm life.
– 21+ years old
– BE A HARD WORKER.
That is number one. If you don’t have stamina, can’t work long or early hours, can’t work in the cold, the rain, the heat or the mud, you won’t be the right fit for our farm.
– HAVE GRIT AND PASSION.
We are looking for someone with a true passion for learning how to grow vegetables and who may one day start their own farm. Someone who is willing to dive in head-first to see what farming is all about.
– BE ADAPTABLE.
Be able to follow directions, willing and open to learning, and once trained, be able to be self-directed.
– BE DYNAMIC AND FRIENDLY.
Have a kind and respectful disposition towards customers. Our customers are the reason we farm. We aim to make a positive lasting impression on all our customers and exceed their expectations.
– BE PHYSICALLY ABLE
The applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs easily and also be able to squat/crouch/bend over for periods of harvesting.
– BE PART OF THE TEAM AND VISION
We are a tight-knit family on our farm and besides working hard together, we enjoy each other’s companionship and sit down together for bountiful meals. We strive towards the common goal of having the BEST vegetables in our area and pleasing our customers.
Slice of Heaven Farm Application process
THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR 2018. PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT JANUARY FOR 2019 OPPORTUNITIES
In late February, we will call selected applicants for interviews. It will be an onsite hands-on shadow interview that involves working on the farm for a half day.
To learn more about farming jobs and internships or to post an opportunity on beginningfarmers.org, go to: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/