Slice of Heaven Farm (Homestead Internship)
Last Updated On: abril 4th, 2022 at 10:57AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
43464 SE PHELPS RD
SANDY, Oregon, 97055-8575
Primary Contact: Marieta L Easley
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Who we are We are a husband and wife team here at Slice of Heaven Farm in beautiful Sandy, Oregon. We are entering our 8th farming season in Oregon. We chose to become farmers as an active protest against Big Ag and to counteract the continuous flood of toxins in our food supply. We use sustainable organic farming practices to grow our vegetables and are on a mission to help bring healthy, safe, and delicious food to our mountain community. Our goal is to have the most nutritious and beautiful vegetables around and continuously please our loyal customers. We run a 130-member CSA and do two local farmers markets. Farming is our way of life and while it is a constant challenge and grueling work, it is endlessly rewarding to grow the best vegetables around and feed families in our community!
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: October 31st, 2022
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: ongoing until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 6
Work on the farm 5 days a week learning all the following skills over the season:
• Cooking healthy and delicious meals with fresh, whole ingredients
• Canning, preserving, dehydrating, freeze-drying
• Seeding and planting
• Tending to crops
• Harvesting vegetables
• Vegetable processing
• Farmers market sales
• Animal butchering and processing
• Office/business management skills
This position will give you an immersive experience on our vegetable farm and expose you to the daily tasks and processes involved with living on and running a farm, as well as nourishing our family and crew. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone wanting to learn self-reliance skills and wanting to improve their kitchen skills.
We welcome our interns with open arms and they become part of our family. We have a demanding high energy working environment that is also fun, enlightening and rewarding. We work hard together, eat bountiful meals together and celebrate together.
Educational Opportunities: Learn the following skills over the season: • Cooking healthy and delicious meals with fresh, whole ingredients • Canning, preserving, dehydrating, freeze-drying • Fermenting • Seed-saving • Beekeeping • Seeding and planting • Tending to crops • Harvesting vegetables • Vegetable processing • Farmers market sales • Animal butchering and processing • Office/business management skills
Skills Desired: Candidates must be enthusiastic, detail-oriented, hard-working, like to work outdoors and in all kinds of weather. • No tobacco use of any kind • Must have a reliable vehicle • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and be able to work early hours and in all weather conditions • No dietary restrictions of any kind (we eat very healthy, almost entirely whole foods and very little processed food but we do eat meat and dairy which are raised/hunted by us or raised by farmers we know and trust) You don’t need any previous farming experience for this position but you do need to want to learn and work hard and want to fully experience farm life. Some cooking experience (just personal, not professional) is helpful. To apply, please complete the application for “homestead internship” on our website: www.sliceofheavenfarm.com/joinourteam2022 and send it along with your resume to Marieta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meals: Delicious home cooked meals provided for you on farm workdays.
Stipend: A monthly stipend of $600.
Housing: A private room on our farm with a communal kitchen and bathroom.
Preferred method of Contact: email