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Contact: Alice VanderHaak
Last Updated: 01-17-2019
General Description: Lowlands Farm is a 4 acre flower and produce farm located in beautiful Snohomish, Washington. We use organic and sustainable farming practices to care for the land and resources, ensuring that only the highest quality products reach our customers. Stewardship of the farm means not only caring for the land, but also cultivating community and providing a living wage for our farmers and staff.
We practice sustainable farming techniques by utilizing integrated pest management, organic soil amendments, cover crops, crop rotation plans, efficient water usage, and lean farm management principles. We are a new but growing business and in the coming year we will be expanding into farmers' markets, wholesale, and wedding florals in addition to our existing vegetable and flower CSA program.
We are looking for a hard-working, passionate, self-motivated, and positive team player to join our farm crew. Farm Crew members are the backbone of our farm operation and have the opportunity to be involved in most facets of the farm.
Our team of 3-4 Crew members work alongside the Farm Manager learning everything from record keeping to transplanting to harvest. Depending on work schedule and interest, crew members may choose to focus on flower or vegetable production.
Internship Starts: 04-01-2019
Internship Ends: 12-1-2019
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: 03-01-2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
Skills Desired: At least 1 year previous experience on a produce or flower farm preferred but not necessary
Valid Driver's License
Able to repeatedly lift 40lbs and enjoys physical labor
Able to walk, stand, squat, and kneel for extended periods
Willing and able to work outside in all types of weather
We look for individuals with grit, a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and ability to work with all kinds of people
Educational Opportunities: Farm Crew work directly with and learn from our farm manger who has nearly 10 years of growing experience. Lunch-time learning sessions, weekly check-ins, and farm tours can all be arranged depending on employee interest.
Stipend: Positions start at $12.00/hr and higher with opportunities for raises during the season
Full or Part-time work available - opportunity for winter work for the right candidate
Food & flowers from the field, or a packed CSA box & bouquet.
Accrued Paid Sick Leave
Housing: Housing is not provided, but we can help you make connections if you're moving from out of town.
Preferred method Of Contact: To apply, email a cover letter and resume to the email above, no phone calls please
Internship Details: see: https://www.lowlandsfarmwa.com/jobs/ for full position description
PRIMARY DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:
Field Work: amending soil, transplanting, weeding, trellising, irrigation installation, and clean up
Produce: harvesting, washing, packing orders, assembling CSA boxes
Flowers: harvesting, processing, packing orders, CSA bouquet assembly
Propagation Greenhouse: seeding, watering, venting
General: cleaning, maintenance, following and documenting farm procedures