Carroll’s Timber Edge Farm
Last Updated On: mayo 11th, 2023 at 10:19AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
9635E 1800N Rd.
Graymont, Illinois, 61743
Primary Contact: Charles Carroll
Secondary Contact: Kathleen Carroll
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We are a 3-acre small scale, sustainable farm 3 miles west of Pontiac, IL, growing a wide variety of vegetables, as well as apples for our 10th season. Our produce is marketed through our CSA, at the downtown Pontiac Farmer's Market, and in local, downstate, and Chicago restaurants, and through Chicago local fresh produce vendors. Our location is 100 miles south of Chicago, with Amtrak service and Rt 66 attractions close by.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 5-15-2023
Internship Ends: 11-11-2023
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 2-28-2022
Minimum Length of Stay: 9 months, prefer full season (March - November), negotiable
Presently we are looking for an new internship candidate. Our mission is helping our intern learn and experience what it takes to be a farmer as more locally produced food is in demand. Being a small operation, our intern receives hand-on knowledge about growing many kinds of vegetables and doing creative projects. For example, we have a large plastic water tank savaged from another greenhouse operation. We are planning on cutting it in half and making it into two super-size growing pots for herbs. An important part of the experience is healthy home cooked meals prepared with the farm produce. A strong interest and enthusiasm for local sustainable agriculture and a positive attitude along with willingness to learn new skills and responsibilities is essential. Prior gardening/farming experience is preferred but not essential.
Educational Opportunities: Will be hands on and in all aspects of the farm, from greenhouse, hoop house and field, to raised bed-making, soil preparation, compost application, seeding, transplanting, cultivating, mulching, weeding, irrigating, pest and weed management, pruning, training vines, harvesting, washing, packing CSA shares, selling at the market, filling restaurant and market orders and more.
Skills Desired: Applicants must have a desire to learn, strong work ethic, eye for detail, good interpersonal skills, efficient yet adaptable, and the ability to work independently yet be a team player too. Must not be averse to working outside in sometimes challenging weather that is hot, cold, wet, windy, and humid or absolutely beautiful. A valid driver's license is preffered.
Meals: A home cooked meal daily and stocked groceries to your liking.
Stipend: $275/week, along with no cost housing, home cooked meals and utilities
Housing: Private bedroom and shared bath, laundry and soap, AC, and WIFI
Preferred method of Contact: Text or Email