Pacific Crest Farm
Last Updated On: febrero 6th, 2023 at 09:43AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
23720 Dockton Rd SW
Vashon Island, Washington, 98070
Primary Contact: Jen Keller
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Pacific Crest Farm is a 19-acre Certified Naturally Grown farm located on Vashon/Maury Island. Our land is owned by Pacific Crest Montessori School, which is located in Seattle. PCS students play an active role in the farm, coming out for weekly day trips, spring overnights and summer camps. We grow mixed vegetables, berries and flowers on approximately 2 acres. We harvest from a diverse array of fruit and nut trees, including apples, plums, figs hazels and chestnuts. In addition, we raise chickens, turkeys and sheep. We sell our produce through our roadside farm stand and local restaurants. This season we are sharing our open position with friends and fellow farmers at Wild Dreams Farm and Seed. Wild Dreams is a diverse open-pollinated seed farm operated on a shy 2-acre property on the south end of Vashon Island. The farm offers an educational experience in open-pollinated herb, flower and vegetable seed production along with food crops, medicinal plants and community workshops.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: 3/15/23
Internship Ends: 11/15/2023
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: full season
We are offering a shared employment/internship opportunity with housing. Employees work closely with both farm managers. We aim to share all farm responsibilities and we work hard to make this a great learning opportunity for someone who sees a future in agriculture.
The arrangement this season would be for part-time paid work at Pacific Crest Farm (approximately 30 hrs. per week), combined with part-time work (approximately 10-12 hrs. per week) at Wild Dreams Farm and Seed. Housing is offered at Wild Dreams in exchange for the labor and $600 per month.
Applicants must have enthusiasm and a serious desire to learn about small-scale farming. We are looking for people who will embrace their time here and fully commit to the experience. Applicants must be prepared to serve as role models for youth as the farm is a learning space for many children ages 3-13.
Educational Opportunities: Applicants will have access to all aspects of small farm management. Most farm education comes from fully engaging in the day to day of farm life. Employees will have opportunities to work with PCF students, their families and other volunteers. Both farmers have been farming for many years and have a wealth of knowledge to share. We are looking for workers who are capable of facilitating some of their own education by asking questions, sharing ideas and being engaged!
Skills Desired: Farming or gardening experience is helpful but not necessary. A positive attitude is a must! Required skills: Able to lift 50 lbs. and enjoy physical labor Able to walk, stand, squat and kneel for extended periods Enjoy working hard outside in all kinds of weather Able to receive constructive criticism Work well independently and collaboratively Able to take written and verbal direction well Excellent communication skills
Meals: Weekly shared lunch with farm crew at Pacific Crest Farm. Produce available at both farms.
Stipend: $16-$18/hr DOE
Housing: Housing is available in a comfortable wood stove-heated yurt at Wild Dreams Farm and Seed. The yurt is 30 feet and has a full kitchen/ loft, outdoor composting toilet and shower/bath with laundry set up. Cost is $600/month in addition to 10-12 hours farm work per week. Partners are welcome, sorry no dogs.
Preferred method of Contact: Email