Part Time Farm Hand – Strong Heart Farms

Contact information
Farm Address:
14220 Ostlund Tr. N
Apt C
Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota, 55047

Primary Contact: Eleanor Babcock-Jensen
Secondary Contact: Pearce Jensen

Primary Phone:
    Number: 952-688-2114

Secondary Phone
    Number: 507-250-7424


Internship information
General Farm Description: StrongHeart Farms is a mixed-vegetable farm located in Marine on St. Croix, MN that strives to develop reciprocal relationships with our soils, food, and, community through raising chemical-free, nutrient-dense vegetables.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 5/1/2024
Internship Ends: 10/30/2024
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 4/15/2024
Minimum Length of Stay: 0

Internship Details:

Position Summary:

  • Our farm hands will work part-time, 20 hours a week, and will primarily assist us with: harvesting vegetables from the field and washing and packing vegetables for CSA and farmers market.
  •  Our farm hand will also assist us with general field tasks such as: weeding and cultivating, transplanting, seeding, trellising, crop care, and bed preparation for planting
  • Position will begin on June 5th and run through October 13th (some flexibility)
  • Part-time farm hand will be compensated $15.00-$17.00 per hour, depending on experience.
  • Work schedule:
    • Tuesdays – 8 hours (CSA harvest, wash, and pack)
    • Thursdays – 8 hours (Plot maintenance day: weeding, transplanting, trellising etc.)
    • Fridays – 4 hours (Market harvest, plot maintenance)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Harvest vegetables by hand
  • Wash and chill vegetables using post-harvest handling methods
  • Plant seeds, or transplant seedlings by hand
  • Pack vegetables into CSA boxes and prepare CSAs for delivery
  • Prepare vegetables for sale at the Farmers Market
  • Weed and cultivate vegetable crops
  • Assist with general farm maintenance tasks
  • Trellis crops such as: tomatoes, tomatillos, and peas
  • Inform Farm Owners of crop progress
  • Communicate with supervisors, peers, and work crews


  • Desire to learn about and apply organic farming methods
  • Be able to work in quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lift 40-50 pounds
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time outside in all weather
  • Must be comfortable bending, climbing, kneeling
  • Ability to work efficiently with the farm team and also independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to travel to and from the farm each work day

Other Perks:

Unlimited access to organic veggies to take home and cook with or preserve for the winter!

To Apply:

Email with your name, contact information, and a RESUME ATTACHED and we will send an application your way.  If you do not have access to a computer, or have a working email address, please call: 952-688-2114, and we will send you a paper copy to fill out and return. In-person, or phone interviews to follow the application process.

Applications DUE by April 1st, 2024. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, once the application is received.

Educational Opportunities: Learn organic farming methods and systems.

Skills Desired: N/A

Meals: No.

Stipend: N/A

Housing: No.

Preferred method of Contact: Email