SouthWinds Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
2404 E. Gingerbread Lane
Benson, Arizona, 85602

Primary Contact: Joe Marlow
Primary Phone:
    Number: 520-909-4903


Internship information
General Farm Description: Our farm is a small (8 acre) organic vegetable farm located in the San Pedro Valley near Benson, Arizona. We are a production farm, currently growing a variety of vegetables for sale in farmers markets in the nearby Tucson metropolitan area, to our CSA shareholders, to restaurants, and to local non-profits and institutions. The setting of the farm is exquisite. We have ever-changing views of 4 mountain ranges and the weather that flows around them. The night sky is amazing. We are at the end of a dirt road and the farm property abuts state trust land. One can hike directly from the farm into a beautiful high-desert ecoregion. We are part of a local community of small-to-medium-sized organic farms across southeast Arizona who are working to create a resilient local food system.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: April, ongoing, flexible
Internship Ends: Flexible
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Ongoing, Flexible
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Internship Details:

Expectations for interns include helping with most components of our production farm operation. Tasks assigned will include harvesting, washing & preparing produce for our markets, preparing growing beds, starting seeds, transplanting, cultivating, weeding, irrigation, high-tunnel construction & maintenance, compost preparation and application, along with other farm duties as necessary for growing and selling our crops. We expect 50 to 55 hours of work per week with 2 weekend days off. Our primary harvest day is nearly always 10 hours in length. At present we are not able to accommodate intern pets.

Educational Opportunities: Interns will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of operating and maintaining a sustainable farming operation, including crop selection, planning, CSA operation, marketing, as well as aspects of farm and business planning.

Skills Desired: No farming experience is necessary. We prefer applicants who are interested in someday owning a farm of their own.

Meals: Food staples will be provided. We accommodate omnivore, vegetarian and vegan diets. Interns prepare their own meals.

Stipend: Yes.

Housing: Provided. We provide refurbished and comfortable travel trailers that contain three private bedrooms. Trailers have full kitchens and bathrooms. Trailers possibly shared with other interns.

Preferred method of Contact: email only, do not call