Stellar J Farm Crew


Contact information
Farm Address:
53 Barn Swallow Rd
Chimacum, Washington, 98325

Primary Contact: Janet Aubin
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 360.821.2226
    Email: janet@stellarjfarm.com

Website: https://www.stellarjfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Stellar J Farm sits on a 33-acre organic farm along Chimacum Creek, 2.5 miles south of downtown Chimacum. The farm is operated by Janet, Jeff and a small team of fabulous farmers who are enthusiastic and passionate about growing nutritious vegetables and (arguably) the best blueberries in the world. We also have a small tree fruit orchard, and raspberry and strawberry patches. We incorporate chickens into our farming operation to increase soil fertility, and decrease weed and pest pressure. The farm is a patchwork of small vegetable plots, pastures, fallow land, orchards and a 9-acre riparian restoration zone. Total crop production area includes about 2 acres of mixed vegetables plus 6 high tunnels, 4 acres of blueberries and about 1 acre of fruit trees and other mixed berries. We vend at the Port Townsend Farmers Market, run a 100 member CSA, and sell a small selection of products to the PT Co-op and the Chimacum Corner Farmstand and a couple of local eateries. We are committed to land stewardship practices that enhance the quality of habitat, soil, water and community. We approach farming with an ethic of curiosity, learning and growing. Our production and practices evolve as we continue to learn, reflect and adapt. We love what we do. We understand farming is hard work and we think having fun while doing it is key to sustainability.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Feb 1 2024
Internship Ends: Oct 31 2024
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Applications reviewed as received
Minimum Length of Stay: whole season

Internship Details:

Field Crew: 3 to 5 days per week, work with our small, stellar crew to grow & harvest exceptional produce (must be 18 yrs old).

The Basics of the Position:

Seasonal, Full and Part Time Positions Available

  • 3-5 days per week, 3 days per week minimum
  • Must include: Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Spring and Fall: 7 – 8 hours per day; Summer: 8 – 9 hours per day
  • Responsibilities: Farm days are a mix of annual vegetable production activities in the veggie fields, propagation house and greenhouses, and harvesting, washing and packing produce for CSA and farmers markets. Farm work is a combination of varied and repetitive activities depending on the day and task list
  • Primary tasks: Seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting and packing vegetables; pruning, mulching and other perennial crop maintenance; harvesting and packing berries; egg washing and packing; general farm maintenance and cleaning
  • OPTIONAL: Farmers Market Staff: Saturdays. Create aesthetically appealing displays, engage with customers, educate about products and the farm, conduct transactions rapidly and with accuracy. Market staff must be able to lift and load quickly and safely, posess engaging customer service skills and have comfort with numbers and rapid transactions

Expectations:

  • Work independently and with our small crew to grow exceptional produce and steward the land with care
  • Be energetic, have a positive attitude and a great work ethic
  • Exercise a commitment to the challenge of communicating effectively, kindly, and with humility
  • Take direction, ask for help/clarification, and give/accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Be engaged with your work, with the crew and with the farm
  • Work towards achieving speediness, efficiency and quality
  • Make observations and bring suggestions and feedback back to the crew
  • Assist in maintaining farm records
  • Be able to work outside in all kinds of weather, repeatedly kneel, bend, hunch and lift and carry 40 pounds
  • Complete other duties as requested

Desired Experience:

  • Working on a team or collaboratively with others
  • Physical, outdoor and/or repetitive work
  • Experience with time-management and attention to efficiency
  • One or more seasons of farm work preferred but not required

Educational Opportunities: Training in all aspects of the job

Skills Desired: Experience working on a team or collaboratively with others, working in fast-paced work environment, physically-demanding job, outdoor work. Previous farm work is desirable but not required

Meals: No

Stipend: Compensation: $16.50 + DOE per hr (and lots of fruit and veggies)

Housing: Hosing is possible but not guaranteed

Preferred method of Contact: email