Fairhaven Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
13835 51st ave
South Haven, Minnesota, 55382

Primary Contact: Marnie Macgregor
Secondary Contact: Marsha Anklam

Primary Phone:
    Number: 8452040739
    Email: fairhavenfarmmn@gmai.com

    Email: fairhavenfarmmn@gmail.com

Website: https://www.fairhaven-farm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Fairhaven Farm is a diversified fruit farm and apple orchard located in Fairhaven, MN  nestled between the St. Cloud and Twin Cities metro areas. The farm has been in operation for over 35 years as a fruit farm, transitioned over from corn and soy beans by owner-operators Marsha Anklam and David Macgregor. We have about 10 acres of apples, 2 acres of mixed fruit trees (pears, plums, and cherries), 1 acre of grapes, 3 acres of mixed fruits (raspberry, strawberries, currant, rhubarb etc), 3 acres of pumpkins, and about 1 acre of specialty cut flowers. We are open for pick-your-own flowers, grapes, raspberries, apples and pumpkins and have a retail space along with a commercial kitchen within our renovated barn. We do a little bit of everything including monthly farm dinners, a corn maze, a flower CSA, and developing our own apple varieties. Our aim is to share the magic of our 50 acres by focusing on exquisite flavors, top quality products, and environmental sustainability.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: June 1
Internship Ends: October 31 (flexible)
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: April 15
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Internship Details:
As a Farm and Field Assistant you’ll be mostly working in the orchard, with other fruit crops, and in our ornamental garden. However, you may also be asked to help in the cut flower field, the farmstore, and help with farm events if available. Responsibilities consist mainly of assisting with operational tasks on the farm such as planting, weeding, harvesting, general orchard maintenance and special projects such as building a deer fence. If available September – October you may be asked to run the cash register in our farmstore, assist with packing apples and keeping the farmstore stocked. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in diversified fruit production (esp. apples), agricultural tourism, and learning what it means to operate a small yet profitable diversified farm. But it’s also a gratifying option for someone looking to work outdoors for a season. The position can adapt to different levels of experience whether new to farming or entering your fifth season.

Educational Opportunities: Diversified fruit production, apple orchard maintenance, cut flower production, planting and maintenance of ornamental garden, agri-tourism, and how to run a small, yet profitable, diversified farm.

Skills Desired: Past farm experience is preferred but not required

Meals: Lunch

Stipend: $15-$20/hr (DOE)

Housing: No. But we are happy to assist in finding housing.

Preferred method of Contact: email