Savage Mountain Farm


Contact information
Farm Address:
469 Albright Rd
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, 15552

Primary Contact: Ben Yoder
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 8285829407
    Email: info@savagemountainfarm.com

Website: http://www.savagemountainfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Savage Mountain Farm is seeking an intern for the 2023 growing season. We are a highly diversified farm in the mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania. We operate a full-diet, free-choice farm CSA, sell to several restaurants, and go to 3-4 farmers’ markets per week. We grow most every kind of vegetable suited to our climate, as well as several varieties of mushrooms, including shiitakes, oysters and namekos. We raise several animals, including chickens for eggs and meat, turkeys, cows, pigs, lambs and rabbits. We have a small but growing fruit orchard that we plan to expand this year – blueberries, apples, raspberries, peaches, plums, hardy kiwis and more. We grow ginger in our high tunnel and woodland medicinals like goldenseal and ginseng. In addition, we grow some of our own feed for our animals using organic methods – we make our own hay and grow our feed corn that we grind ourselves. Therefore, interns will have a unique opportunity to get a well-rounded farming education.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 4/1/23
Internship Ends: 11/25/23
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: none
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Internship Details:

We raise mushrooms, veggies and all manner of livestock on our 110 acre farm. It is preferred that interns commit to the entire farming season, which begins in April and ends in late November with the Thanksgiving turkey slaughter. However, we will make exceptions if school schedules, for instance, limit the amount of time you can commit to. Interns will be provided room and board, plus a weekly percentage of gross income. Interns will be expected to work alongside the rest of the crew, which can be very long hours during the summer months. On days off, interns are free to leave, but are asked to do the animal chores if they choose to stay at the farm. Responsibilities will include daily livestock care, seed starting, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, packing for markets and coop pickup days, helping with mushroom cultivation, poultry processing, washing and packing eggs, farm cleanup, taking turns cooking meals, cutting and splitting firewood, and helping with various on-farm construction jobs. During the growing season, we live a community-oriented lifestyle, meaning everyone pitches in with shared meals, cleaning, and fun. This is definitely the kind of farm to come to if you already have an established interest in agriculture, meaning some experience. This is not the kind of farm to come to in order to discover if you enjoy farming or not. We say this because we have had people commit to a season and then realize they didn’t enjoy it, which made for a very long year for them.


Educational Opportunities: Hands on skills

Skills Desired: Beginners welcome, but an already established interest in agriculture is a must

Meals: Yes

Stipend: A percentage of weekly gross income

Housing: Yes

Preferred method of Contact: email