Midori Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
10 Old State Hwy
Quilcene, Washington, 98376-7514

Primary Contact: Marko Colby
Primary Phone:
    Number: 3605314579
    Email: marko.colby@gmail.com

Website: http://www.midori-farm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Midori Farm is a 29 acre certified organic vegetable farm located in Quilcene, Washington on the verdant north Olympic peninsula. We grow high quality organic vegetables, garden seedlings, seeds and craft our own traditionally fermented sauerkraut and kimchi from farm grown produce. Our produce and products are available at select locations in Western Washington. The farm is nestled in the Quilcene valley which was created by the Little and Big Quilcene rivers flowing from the Olympic Mountains into pristine Quilcene Bay. This confluence has created a deep and fertile sandy clay loam soil ideal for raising crops. We are committed to ecologically sound growing practices that enrich the land and hopefully our greater community. The tools of close observation, attention to detail and willful effort help us towards our goal of working with natural systems to grow delicious and nutritious food. We increase soil fertility using time tested organic techniques such as making compost, growing cover crops and practicing crop rotation to minimize insect and disease competition. Occasionally we purchase certified organic inputs to insure healthy and vital crops. One of our greatest allies and biggest challenges is a woven polyester fabric that we cover some crops with to provide protection from damaging insects. This 2020 season we will grow approximately 10 acres of vegetables and 5 acres of soil-building cover crops. We use a combination of human and tractor power. While we have been in business for 12 years, this is only our 7th growing season on our new property, so we are continually building new infrastructure and refining our systems.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Late March
Internship Ends: November
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months

Internship Details:

This is a paid full time staff position as a field crew member. Job Description: We are looking for motivated, experienced individuals to join our full-time field production crew for the 2020 season and beyond. Field crew work directly with the production manager and farm owners to produce about 10 acres of vegetables and some small fruits. This includes, planting, hoeing, hand weeding, irrigation work, harvesting and marketing.
Successful candidates will: have a clean driving record, be able to perform repetitive physical tasks in all types of weather for long periods of time, be able to lift 50 pounds, love vegetables and the outdoors, be interested in learning to work efficiently, be positive, calm, honest and kind. Adult communication skills are required. Opportunities for leadership roles exist for motivated team members. Starting pay is $13.50 per hour with a 40-45 hour, 5 day work week. Rustic housing may be available.

Educational Opportunities: Mostly on the job training, though we do have some training session throughout the year. All new staff will work alongside farm owners or experienced staff to learn our procedures.

Skills Desired: Successful candidates will have minimum 1 year previous farm experience, a willingness to learn and work efficiently, attention to detail and stamina to perform physical tasks in all kinds of weather every day.

Meals: No.

Stipend: Pay is $13.50 per hour.

Housing: Rustic housing may be available.

Preferred method of Contact: email