2017 Apprenticeship :: Present Tense Farm
Posted on: 01/18/2017 4:28 pmDates: April 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017 (dates are flexible)
Present Tense Farm is a four-acre vegetable farm situated in the Snoqualmie River Valley, about 25 miles outside Seattle. Our farm is diverse in terms of both crops and markets. We grow everything from salad greens, herbs and heirloom tomatoes to rutabaga, cucumbers and komatsuna. We sell direct to local eaters through our weekly farmers markets, chef-driven restaurants and the Snoqualmie Valley Farmers CSA Cooperative. We appreciate the growing interest in agriculture that honors ecological practices and those that are drawn to it for the rewarding work that it is… We (Jayme and Neil) met as farm interns ourselves. We know that our experience was invaluable exposure to the work that we love, and are committed to providing that experience for others.
The apprenticeship is designed to involve you in the full scope of the work we do, and to give you a realistic idea of the amount of labor and planning involved. All of the work that we do is taught through instruction and repetition. As a crew member, you can expect to be involved in all facets of our farm: propagation, planting, weeding and irrigation, as well as harvesting for restaurants and attending weekly markets.
Agricultural experience is not required. The most important attributes are your positivity, enjoyment of physical work and eagerness to learn what it takes to go from seed to market. We are seeking crew members who have strong communication skills, attention to detail, work efficiently, and can accept a bit of constructive criticism. We ask that you are in good physical shape and are ready to engage.
Farming is rarely a 9-5, 40-hour/week endeavor. However, rest and days off are important and a welcome sight at the end of each week. We expect our crew to work five days/week, 8 hours/day with an occasional weekend market. As we find ourselves in peak season, you can expect some days to be between 9-10 hours.
We can host both on-farm and off-farm apprentices, as there is a small, rustic cabin on the farm with utilities and wi-fi access. On-farm opportunity with housing offers an $800/month stipend; our off-farm opportunity offers $1200/month.
To learn more about our farm and apply, please visit our website for details: http://www.presenttensefarm.com
Number of interns needed: 3
Couples Okay: Yes.
Kids Okay: No.
Pets Okay: No.
Car Required: No.
Experience Required: Not Necessary.
Work Hours: Full Time.
Learning Opportunities: On The Job.
Meals: Separate Cooking.