Posted on: 12/11/2018 5:49 pmDates: December 31, 2018 through January 2, 2020 (dates are flexible)
I am hiring an experienced farmer/farm manager to develop an organic vegetable operation and assist in the organic pastured layer operation as needed. I prefer to have this employee /partner to live onsite in a new 2BR farm apartment with laundry, full kitchen and full bath that we provide in exchange for labor hours as a non taxable benefit.
I have substantial infrastructure in place that includes greenhouse, electric fencing, hand and power tools, tractor and implements, commercial refrigeration, washing/packing equipment, poultry processing equipment, solar powered egg washer/grader and shop facility.
If the relationship goes well after a full season we would like to explore a potential business partnership for subsequent seasons.
Clean Food Farm
20508 Orville Road E, Orting WA 98360
Contact: Larry Bailey
Last Updated: 12/11/18
General Description: Clean Food Farm is a 10 acre diversified organic nutrient dense blueberry, pastured poultry farm located in the Orting Valley, near the town of Orting, about 70 minutes drive from Seattle. We are expanding our vegetable operation to direct market all our produce and fruit through a CSA, at farmers markets and through localvore caterers.
Position Ends: 12-31-19, possibly throughout next winter
Number of Farmers: 1
App Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: full season
Meals: Lunch is provided Monday-Saturday. Employees have access to farm produce, eggs and meat.
Skills Desired: – Prior vegetable farming / direct marketing experience is required (including planning, propagating, production, fertility, marketing, delivery, farmers markets and basic recordkeeping.
– Experience working outdoors in all weather conditions.
– Drivers license required, experience driving farm trucks and tractors preferred.
Educational Opportunities: Paid continuing education and farming conference opportunities.
Stipend: pay DOE, negotiable but well above standard minimum wage.
Housing: We have a new 2 BR apartment with full kitchen, full bath, your own washer and dryer, a beautiful setting
Preferred method Of Contact: Email
Number of interns needed: 1
Couples Okay: Yes.
Kids Okay: Yes.
Pets Okay: Yes.
Car Required: Yes.
Experience Required: Preferred.
Specific skills or knowledge required: Vegetable farming, marketing
Work Hours: Full Time.
Learning Opportunities: Self Determined.
Meals: Separate Cooking.