Slice of Heaven Farm
Last Updated On: noviembre 22nd, 2023 at 12:06PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
43464 SE PHELPS RD
SANDY, Oregon, 97055-8575
Primary Contact: Marieta Easley
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We are a husband and wife team here at Slice of Heaven Farm in beautiful Sandy, Oregon. We are entering our 10th farming season. 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 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: March 1, 2024
Internship Ends: October 31st, 2024
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: ongoing until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 6
Do you want to reconnect with nature and learn the crucial skills of growing your own food? Think you want to be a farmer? Experience a summer on our farm and see what it takes to be a market farmer and run a farm. A season at Slice of Heaven Farm is a unique and memorable experience.
Internship description: Work on the farm 5 days a week. Tasks will include seeding, field prep, transplanting, harvesting, cultivating and weeding, processing vegetables, packing vegetables and setting up and selling at farmers’ market.
Educational Opportunities: We consider our internship to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our internship is better than going to school for farming because it is a fully hands-on experience, and you will be 100% immersed in the daily and seasonal workings of a real farm. We have a demanding high energy working environment that is also extremely fun, enlightening and rewarding. We work very hard throughout the season but we also enjoy many meaningful homegrown meals and celebrations together. You will leave our farm with a great appreciation for the work that farmers do and lifelong memories.
Skills Desired: Candidates must be enthusiastic, detail-oriented, hard-working, like to work outdoors and in all kinds of weather. You don’t need previous farming experience for this position, but you do need to want to learn, work hard and want to fully experience farm life. - 21+ years old - No tobacco use of any kind - Have a reliable vehicle - Physical ability to work hard - 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) - BE A HARD WORKER. That is number one. If you don’t have stamina, can’t work long or early hours, can’t work in the cold, the rain, the heat or the mud, you won’t be the right fit for our farm. - HAVE GRIT AND PASSION. We are looking for someone with a true passion for learning how to grow vegetables and who may one day start their own farm. Someone who is willing to dive in head-first to see what farming is all about. Someone with the mental fortitude to tough it out during difficult times. - BE ADAPTABLE. Be able to follow directions, willing and open to learning, and once trained, be able to be self-directed. - BE DYNAMIC AND FRIENDLY. Have a kind and respectful disposition towards customers. Our customers are the reason we farm. We aim to make a positive lasting impression on all our customers and exceed their expectations. - BE PHYSICALLY ABLE The applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs easily and be able to squat/crouch/bend over for periods of harvesting. - BE PART OF THE TEAM AND VISION We are a tight-knit family on our farm and besides working hard together, we enjoy each other’s companionship and sit down together for bountiful meals. We strive towards the common goal of having the BEST vegetables in our area and pleasing our customers. If you do not like cats or children, our farm will not be the right fit for you. Note: we cannot accommodate your pet on our farm unfortunately. To apply, please complete the application on our website: www.sliceofheavenfarm.com/joinourteam2024 and send it along with your resume to Marieta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meals: Delicious home cooked meals (lunch and dinner) provided for you on most farm workdays.
Stipend: A monthly stipend of $800 with a finishing bonus at the end of the season.
Housing: A private room on our farm with a communal kitchen and bathroom.
Preferred method of Contact: email