Commonplace Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
2365 NE Steele Ave
Corvallis, Oregon, 97330

Primary Contact: Jeremy Mueller
Primary Phone:
    Number: 541-731-0234


Internship information
General Farm Description: A note from Jeremy at Commonplace Farm Ashli and I were drawn to farming by a desire for good work, a more elemental life, and an interest in growing food. We have worked hard for a decade to build a farm that serves the health of our local community from the soil up. Together we founded Commonplace Farm on 24 acres in Corvallis, Oregon where we grow a wide variety of organic leafy greens. It's not just Ashli and me now. Our daughter Marion and son Felix joined us and we have a lively crew of 5-20 people working on the farm depending on the time of year. Together we are: - Improving organic, regenerative agriculture - Caring for natural resources - Reducing the use of non-renewable resources - Mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration - Reducing food miles - Helping create a more equitable and diverse local food system - Offering fresh, healthy food to our neighbors Farming is physically and mentally demanding work that requires strong resolve. We're hiring part and full time crew members for the 2024 season. If you think you would like to work with us please visit our website to learn more and apply. Thanks for your interest in the farm!

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Late May
Internship Ends: Early November
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: May 15th
Minimum Length of Stay: full season

Internship Details:

Field Work:

Harvesting- by hand with a harvest knife and with a tractor mounted bandsaw salad harvester.

Cultivating- hoeing and using a specialized tractor mounted cultivator

Transplanting-on a tractor mounted mechanical transplanter

Basic tractor safety and operating skills. 

Weeding- around valves and along laterals

Irrigation work- Moving pipe and assembling/disassembling it.

Mowing/Weed Whacking and general property upkeep/maintenance. 

Sheet steaming- with a steam generator and tarps for weed control.

Occasionally helping with special projects like field border insectary planting, working in the farm garden etc. 


Packhouse Work:

Triple-washing, spinning, and air drying salad greens using specialized equipment.

Packing salad into retail bags, weighing, sealing, and packing cases using packline equipment. 

Cleaning and sanitizing equipment, walk-in refrigerators, work surfaces, walls, floors, etc. 

Using pallet jacks to maneuver pallets of salad, harvest/storage crates , etc. 

Going in and out of walk-in refrigerators

Organizing and assembling orders going out to grocery stores. 

Keeping records and filling out packhouse logs

Stocking Supplies and taking inventory

Educational Opportunities: Farm crew members take part in a wide range of farm tasks in the field, greenhouse, and packhouse. We also take time to have meetings as a group and individually with crew members.

Skills Desired: We are looking for healthy, balanced, mature people who will consistently come to work on time prepared for the day. It is important for them to have some physical work experience as farming is a very physically demanding job. We are looking for people who can gracefully work with others and be a valuable team member.

Meals: We provide fresh produce from the farm and farm garden, but do not provide meals.

Stipend: 2024 farm crew members make $15/hour. We pay overtime over 8 hours/day of over 40 hours/week, but typically do not go into overtime. For every 30 hours worked 1 hour of “sick time” is earned which can be used to pay for time taken off due to sickness. Everyone on the farm is welcome to take home fresh produce everyday from the crops we grow. Other produce may be available at times from the farm garden, where we grow produce for our family and crew. The farm library is also a resource available to interns/farm crew members.

Housing: No housing provided.

Preferred method of Contact: Email