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Morning Star Farm

Morning Star Farm | | msfarm@rockisland.com

Posted on: 01/06/2017 12:16 pm

Dates: April 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017

 

Morning Star Farm is looking to fill positions for the upcoming 2017 season.

We are a small family operation located on a 120-year-old homestead on Orcas Island, WA. The property is 34 Acres and includes 20 acres of eco-forestry land, 2 acres under bio-intensive cultivation on a south facing slope, 1 acre pond, small orchard, pasture. We have developed a successful farm business selling organic veggies, flowers, berries, eggs and herbs to our CSA members, the farmers market, local restaurants, food bank and schools. At age 58, with a “weaker than used to be back”, I am building a dynamic team for 2017. I have a wonderful lead farmer and am looking for 2 more strong competent and passionate interns to collaborate with and carry on this business with joy, creativity and intention.

INTERNSHIP POSITION

Some farm experience is preferred but a strong desire to learn is enough. Must have strong back and knees, enjoy hard physical labor and early mornings. Must have a willingness to do the repetitive daily tasks in all kinds of weather as well as creative problem solving abilities. Good communication skills and a willingness to work with all personalities is essential, as well as an ability to hear constructive criticism without taking it personally. A good sense of humor is also a must and day to day organization is helpful as is a good sense of self care.

Educational Opportunities:  You will have a chance to learn experientially in the greenhouse, out in the fields, at the compost site and in the marketplace. Tasks include bed prep, seeding, planting, cultivating, harvesting, preparing produce and flowers for market, caring for chickens, composting, deliveries and sales at farmers market. Other possibilities include occasional workshops through WSU  extension service, experience with local school and/or summer camp field trips to farm, poultry care, carpentry skills, and agroforestry work.

Dates of Internship: April 1st, 2017–October 31, 2017

Intern Stipend: Depends on experience, includes produce and housing.

Interns may either live in 16 by 16 wood framed tent cabin with electricity and Wi-Fi, or off the grid cabin with basic cooking facilities, small sitting area sleeping loft, porch Wi-Fi. Facilities include Outdoor Shower, Composting Toilet, area to set up outdoor group kitchen if desired.

If interested please email msfarm@rockisland.com for an application.

Cheers,

Mimi

Number of interns needed: 2

Kids Okay: No.

Pets Okay: No.

Car Required: No.

Experience Required: Helpful.

Work Hours: Full Time.

Learning Opportunities: On The Job.

Meals: Separate Cooking.

Housing: Yes.

Paid: Yes.