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14054 RD 11 SW
Royal City, WA 99357
Last Updated: 04-30-2017
General Description: Cloudview Ecofarms is a 20 acre certified organic mixed vegetable farm located west of Royal City, WA. We are situated approximately 45 minutes in between Ellensburg and Moses Lake. Our produce is currently sold through a regional cooperative food hub as well as to various schools, restaurants, and grocery stores. We grow an assortment of specialty potatoes, root crops, greens, and processing cabbage for wholesale markets.
With a continual emphasis on soil building, we farm in a high desert environment. Our farm system is built upon a strong foundation of biomass cropping, reduced tillage, and careful soil amending to ensure long term health and vitality to our farm as a whole. As we look to expand further with crops and markets, our primary goal this season is to open new land for production, retire old fields to covers, with select vegetable crops filling in rotation.
Internship Starts: 04-28-2017
Internship Ends: 12-01-2017
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: Until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: Full Season
Meals: Shared meals on occasion, with produce provided during growing season.
Skills Desired: We are seeking individuals who want to explore their passion for agriculture through hard work and dedicated efforts. Ideal applicants will demonstrate a serious desire to run a small-scale farm and will commit to at least one full season on farm. One season of experience on a diversified vegetable farm required, two preferred. Desired candidates must be flexible, have excellent observation skills, self-driven, and able to move at least 50 pounds repeatedly. Must be able to receive constructive criticism, and respect established procedures on our farm. Ability to work in all weather conditions, and with all kinds of people necessary. A general knowledge of farm equipment operation, and/or mechanical aptitude a plus. Although willing to train, it is expected that applicants will have a basic knowledge of crop botany, soil science, and organic practices. Working knowledge of Spanish and a healthy sense of humor a plus.
Educational Opportunities: You will learn to run a small-scale certified organic farm, and be involved in all aspects of farming from seed to sale. Opportunities to tour and visit other farm operations provided as they become available. Full season employees are provided attendance to the Tilth Alliance conference in November.
Stipend: $11/hour plus bonus for full season completion, housing and on-farm produce provided in addition to wages.
Housing: Two duplexes with a kitchen and bathroom on each side. Each duplex has two rooms. All utilities and internet included.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email
Internship Details: *This is a job posting NOT an internship*
Employees will work closely with farm managers on all tasks. Ideal candidates will perform all field crew duties including, but not limited to: irrigation setup and maintenance, transplanting, weeding, harvest, and crop maintenance. Greenhouse duties involve general housekeeping, planting vegetable starts, watering, as well as disease and pest management. Post-harvest duties will involve crop processing, packing, and deliveries. Also included will be duties pertinent to organic certification, GAP certification, and general food safety rules. Side projects will develop throughout the season involving fence maintenance, clean-up areas, and shop maintenance. Mechanic duties may also occur as the season develops. Opportunities to work on a sister operation in garlic and vegetable seed production will arise, with seasonal emphasis in conjunction with the main farm activities.