Cook Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
10702 N. 1900 East Rd.
Bloomington, Illinois , 61705

Primary Contact: Dylan Cook
Secondary Contact: Chelsea Meiss

Primary Phone:
    Number: 309-251-1564


Internship information
General Farm Description: "We're a small group of young farmers raising chemical-free mixed vegetables and herbs on about 8 acres East of Bloomington. Our produce is available at our farmstand, at the Downtown Bloomington Farmer's Market, on grocery store shelves and in restaurants."

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 4/15/2019
Internship Ends: 11/15/2019
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 3mo; Full season commitment preferred

Internship Details:

“Interns are involved in all aspects of the farm. We will seed and transplant together, manage pests, cultivate, irrigate, harvest, wash and pack together. 5 days/week with rotating Saturday market duties. Start date is flexible (somewhere between April and June).”

Educational Opportunities: "Gain the knowledge to run a small vegetable farm. Learn succession planting, cover crops, rotations, greenhouse management, equipment operation and maintenance, marketing and more. "

Skills Desired: "We move quickly and work hard, in good and bad weather, and expect interns to do the same. We have a lot of laughs and a generally light hearted approach to farming, but never let that get in the way of accomplishing the task at hand. Experience with farm work or manual labor is preferred, but not required. An ideal intern is self-motivated and focused, willing to make mistakes and learn from them, and has a commitment to sustainable agriculture. "

Meals: Meals are not provided but all farm products are available for interns at all times. We often cook together and share meals.

Stipend: "$250/wk, housing and utilities provided for the duration of the internship and as many vegetables/eggs you can eat. "

Housing: "Housing in a 5 bedroom farmhouse available. Private bedrooms, shared bathrooms and common spaces."

Preferred method of Contact: Phone or email.