Full time Vegetable Grower – Love Grows CSA

Contact information
Farm Address:
2350 Bridgetown Pike
Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, 19053

Primary Contact: Brad Berry
Secondary Contact: Ailsa Coughlan

Primary Phone:
    Number: 2156227272
    Email: lovegrowsfood@gmail.com

Website: https://www.lovegrowscsa.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Company description Love Grows is Ailsa and Brad, two wholehearted farmers from Bucks County, PA. It is our mission to grow a more peaceful, meaningful and productive existence for ourselves and those around us. Providing our community with nutritious, fresh and locally grown produce with a connection to the land and their farmers is an absolutely vital part of this process. Although we are not certified organic, our vegetables are grown with standards surpassing USDA "Organic". We believe that healthy land grows healthy food and healthy people. We are a pair of ecologically sensitive growers with respect for biology both in mind and practice. We do not spray any synthetic inputs in or around any of our growing fields. Compost, cover crops and rotational grazing feed our soil and our food. We are a 3.25 acre operation going into our 8th season, growing for 3 farmer’s markets. We focus on greens, roots and all things fresh for market while also producing a fair amount of longer-storing produce. We emphasize human power over fuel and petroleum-product use and we are especially keen to close our resource loops. This work is our calling and we aim to protect it and our souls from a heartsick capitalist system while making, like, a decent living.

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: April 1 - April 15th
Internship Ends: November 15th
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: March 30th
Minimum Length of Stay: The entire season - April through November

Internship Details:

Job description:

Full-time Vegetable Growers will work in the field just as Ailsa or Brad would. This position involves all of the fun aspects of running a vegetable operation: sowing, planting, hand and hand-tool cultivation, harvest, wash/pack and slinging veggies at the markets. Ability to work in concert with 1 or 2 other crew members is a plus but not required. The ability to do consistent, quality work at a brisk pace is essential. Applicants should be content and able to do demanding and repetitive physical labor in heat, rain or cold, either alone or with other employees. The ideal candidates will have a zeal for hitting the targets of quality and speed and enjoy knocking down that to-do list.
Prerequisites: 1 full season’s experience on a vegetable production farm.  At least 6 weeks of preseason functional fitness training. Review of small-scale organic vegetable production methods if unfamiliar.
Pay: $15-$20/hr depending on experience. We encourage open dialogue about financial needs.
Time commitment:  Ranges from 30-40 hours per week. Flexible start/end dates between May and October
Perks: Most of the things you need for good health: fresh air, sunshine, nutrient-rich food, routine, and purpose! Weekly vegetable share ($440 value). End-of-season and 2025 returning bonuses. 2 days vacation. Free snacks and drinks. Housing may be available.

Educational Opportunities: See Description

Skills Desired: See Description

Meals: See Description

Stipend: See Description

Housing: There is no on-farm housing, however, a stipend toward housing is possible.

Preferred method of Contact: email