Finnriver Farms Farm Crew

Contact information
Farm Address:
53 Barn Swallow Rd
Chimacum, Washington, 98325

Primary Contact: Janet Aubin
Primary Phone:
    Number: 360.821.2226


Internship information
General Farm Description: Finnriver Farms* is a 33-acre organic farm on Chimacum Creek, 2.5 miles south of the Finnriver Orchard. The farm is operated by Janet, Jeff and a small team of fabulous farmers who are enthusiastic and passionate about growing nutritious vegetables and (arguably) the best blueberries in the world. We also have a small tree fruit orchard, and raspberry and strawberry patches. We incorporate chickens into our farming operation to increase soil fertility, and decrease weed and pest pressure. The farm is a patchwork of small vegetable plots, pastures, fallow land, orchards and a 9-acre riparian restoration zone. Total crop production area includes about 2 acres of mixed vegetables plus 6 high tunnels, 4 acres of blueberries and about 1 acre of fruit trees and other mixed berries. We vend at the Port Townsend Farmers Market, run a 100 member CSA, and sell a small selection of products to the PT Co-op and the Chimacum Corner Farmstand. We are committed to land stewardship practices that enhance the quality of habitat, soil, water and community. We approach farming with an ethic of curiosity, learning and growing. Our production and practices evolve as we continue to learn, reflect and adapt. We love what we do. We understand farming is hard work and we think having fun while doing it is key to sustainability.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Feb 1 2023 or May 2023
Internship Ends: Oct 31 2023
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Applications reviewed as received
Minimum Length of Stay: whole season

Internship Details:
  • Responsibilities: Farm days will primarily be a mix of annual vegetable production activities in the veggie fields, propagation house and greenhouses, and harvesting, washing and packing produce for CSA and farmers markets. Farm work is a combination of varied and repetitive activities depending on the day and task list.
  • Primary tasks: Seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting and packing vegetables; pruning, mulching and other perennial crop maintenance; harvesting and packing berries; egg washing and packing; general farm maintenance and cleaning


  • Work independently and with our small crew to grow exceptional produce and steward the land with care
  • Have a positive attitude and a great work ethic
  • Exercise a commitment to the challenge of communicating effectively, kindly, and with humility
  • Be engaged with your work, with the crew and with the farm
  • Make observations and bring suggestions and feedback back to the crew
  • Assist in maintaining farm records
  • Be able to work outside in all kinds of weather, repeatedly kneel, bend, hunch and lift 40 pounds
  • Track sales and handle large amounts of cash with responsibility and accuracy if working at farmers market
  • Complete other duties as requested

Educational Opportunities: Training in all aspects of the job

Skills Desired: Experience working on a team or collaboratively with others Previous farm work is desirable but not required

Meals: No

Stipend: Compensation: $16 + DOE per hr (and lots of veggies)

Housing: Hosing is possible but not guaranteed

Preferred method of Contact: email