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Jones Family Farms Nick and Sara Jones
P.O. Box 804
Lopez Island, WA 98261

Contact: Nick and Sara Jones

Phone: [Home] 360-468-0533


Last Updated: 09-18-2007

General Description: We are an integrated, family operated, locally oriented farm consisting of a grass-based livestock farm on 240 leased acres and a clam and oyster farm on 5 1/2 acres of tidelands on beautiful Lopez Island in Northwest Washington State. We supply dozens of local groceries and restaurants with our products and work two farmers markets.

Internship Starts: April 1. 2008
Internship Ends: Dec 20, 2008
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: Rolling applications accepted
Minimum Length of Stay: As above

Meals: One meal per day with family. Staples will be provided for other meals.

Skills Desired: A strong back and a willing heart. Our ideal Intern is focussed, drug free, flexible and curious. A varied resume is preferred.

Educational Opportunities: The opportunity to work with a growing, disciplined, highly productive and innovative farm in a unique physical and community environment.

Stipend: We ask for a three month unpaid probationary period. If performance is satisfactory a $400 per month stipend will be back-dated. High performance will be rewarded with bonuses. Health insurance available

Housing: We offer housing in a wall tent adjacent to our house with bathroom and kitchen use, or a mid sized trailer at our shellfish farm property.

Preferred method Of Contact: Please e-mail for an application

Internship Details: Interns will be mainly responsible for maintainance, animal care, harvest, and will participate in infrastructure and building projects, as well as marketing and distribution. Some farmers market duties also required. This is a full time job.


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