Burns Blossom Farm


Contact information
Farm Address:
435 W 16th St.
Chico, California, 95928

Primary Contact: Kyle Forrest Burns
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 530-514-3047
    Email: Apply@BurnsBlossomFarm.com

Website: https://www.burnsblossomfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: BURNS BLOSSOM is a REAL ORGANIC PROJECT & CCOF/USDA certified organic, diversified market farm under the stewardship of Mel & Kyle Forrest Burns(previously of Nye Ranch Farm). We farm two locations that are located 1/2 mile apart. Our urban farm is located in the beautiful Barber neighborhood a few minutes from Downtown Chico and Bidwell Park(3,670 acres of oaks, sycamores and the riparian habitat of Big Chico Creek that bisects the city). Our other location is Riparia, just down the street. Riparia is a larger farm and offers us the ability to grow certain crops at scale(garlic!) and experiment with cover crops, occultation and continue to develop our no-till methods.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: March, 2023.
Internship Ends: November, 2023.
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: Position is available till filled!
Minimum Length of Stay: March-November.

Internship Details:

We focus on human scale farming and hand tools, with the exception of a BCS walk-behind for flail mowing & power harrowing and a four wheel tractor to move compost. We grow annual vegetables, strawberries, herbs and cut-flowers. In 2023 our crops will be sold through two Chico farmers markets, a CSA farm box, restaurants, & grocery stores. BURNS BLOSSOM FARM will slowly become a community hub with several educational opportunities and events planned for the new year.

Farming is what we love, sharing and caring is what were best at! Our farming practices aim to maximize photosynthesis, increase the soil organic matter, sequester carbon, and nurture the community. Utilizing regenerative farming practices such as cover crops, mulching, intercropping, ramial wood-chip pathways, no-till practices, and pollinator hedgerows. We’re always trialing and experimenting with new techniques to foster soil health.

Between the two of us we have 18 years of market farming experience, while we are always striving to learn more ourselves we love to share our successes & failures.

We are seeking hard working, self-motivated, and good-humored individuals to join our farm!

March-November starting at $16-18/hr. D.O.E., Minimum $500+ end-of-season bonus.

Responsibilities involve working on all wash station and field tasks including but not limited to: harvesting crops, transplanting, pruning, broadforking, moving compost, mulching, trellising, weeding, seeding, marketing at farmers market/farm stand, washing, packing & bagging produce, record keeping, assisting with farm events, and more.  Potential for year-round employment. Free veggies are an inherent perk.

~ Workdays are typically Monday-Friday 8 hours/day in peak season, but shorter in the shoulder seasons. Occasional work Farmers Markets on Wednesday & Saturday, and potential farm events.

~ We average 40hr work weeks and start as early as 6am and adjust with the seasons.

~ Committed to the full farming season.


Educational Opportunities: Between the two of us we have 18 years of organic market farming experience. We love sharing our farming practices and are always trialing new(and old) techniques to refine our approaches. You will be immersed in the day-to-day operations of the farm and learn all aspects of the farming business. Harvesting crops, transplanting, pruning, broadforking, moving compost, mulching, trellising, weeding, seeding, marketing at farmers market/farm stand, washing, packing & bagging produce, record keeping, assisting with farm events, and more!

Skills Desired: We are seeking hard working, self-motivated, and good-humored individuals to join our farm!

Meals: Employees provide their own meals but we provide free vegetables(and strawberries when abundant).

Stipend: $16/hr plus free organic vegetables! Minimum $500+ end-of-season bonus and assistance finding local housing

Housing: We unfortunately do not provide housing, but are happy to help find housing in the Barber neighborhood that surrounds are farm!

Preferred method of Contact: Email