Join Us at North Star Orchard

Contact information
Farm Address:
3226 Limestone Rd
Cochranville, Pennsylvania, 19330

Primary Contact: Lisa Ruch
Primary Phone:
    Number: 610-406-1780


Internship information
General Farm Description: North Star Orchard is a small (20 acres), direct-to-consumer farm where we focus on cultivating unique and heritage varieties of fruit, boasting over 200 varieties of apples alone. Engage with our community of regular customers through our large fruit CSA, local farmers’ markets, and on-site farm store. Please consider joining us in our commitment to non-certified organically-grown vegetables, IPM tree fruit, and an extensive apple breeding program that spans decades.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: April or May
Internship Ends: Thanksgiving
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: March 1st
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months

Internship Details:

Are you passionate about farming and eager to dive into the world of fruit production? We are looking for great FT/PT Staff to join our excellent team from April/May until Thanksgiving, with the potential for long-term employment.

We’re seeking self-starters who can follow direction and work independently, yet can thrive as a team player. Your role will involve a variety of tasks, from harvest to marketing and deliveries. Embrace the opportunity to guide, learn from, and support fellow staff members.

For the right person, there’s potential to take on more responsibilities and become an integral part of our farm year after year. On-site housing may be available for those who need it.

**No Experience Necessary**

While prior experience is not required, education, self-education, and/or a genuine interest in farming is highly valued. This is your chance to acquire hands-on skills and knowledge, especially in the realm of fruit growing, to further your goals and interests.

Educational Opportunities: Gain skills and knowledge, particularly about fruit growing,  to further your specific goals and interests

Skills Desired: No experience necessary, although a genuine interest, education, or self-education is.

Meals: No, but there are plenty of free "seconds" and significant discounts on other produce and products we carry in our farm store.

Stipend: This is a paid position. $13+ per hour to start, depending on experience and education

Housing: On-farm shared housing is a possibility

Preferred method of Contact: Email