Waxwing Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
4800 Dent Ave
Webster, Minnesota, 55088

Primary Contact: Anna Racer
Secondary Contact: Peter Skold

Primary Phone:
    Number: 612-816-8292
    Email: farmers@waxwingfarm.com

Secondary Phone
    Number: 612-750-5212

Website: https://www.waxwingfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: "Waxwing Farm is a diversified 40-acre farm located in Webster, MN. The heart of our operation is vegetables, but we believe that diversity is central to health. To that end, we raise pigs, chickens, flowers and honeybees as well. We are also committed to leaving wild areas on our farm as habitat for native plants, pollinators and other wildlife. Our farm products are available through our CSA, local restaurants, and select wholesale accounts. At Waxwing Farm, we are growing chemical free produce in the most sustainable way we can. Though we are not certified organic, we grow as if we were. This means we don't use any products or practices that aren't approved under the Organic Standards. There are no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, and no GMO crops on our farm. Instead we utilize diversity, rotations of crops and livestock, regular compost applications and cover cropping to maintain the health of our soils. We are always striving to improve our farm practices and we invite you to join us on that journey."

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 6/5/2023
Internship Ends: 10/6/2023
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 3/16/2023
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 months

Internship Details:

We are looking to add one employee to join our rad group of returning employees this season. This position is available from June through the beginning of October, 3 days a week.

Farm crew members are involved in all aspects of vegetable production, from seed to harvest. Crew members are responsible for transplanting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, washing, and packing of produce for our 100 member CSA and wholesale accounts. For more information, visit www.waxwingfarm.com/employment

Educational Opportunities: Learn by doing! Crew members are intimately involved in all aspects of vegetable production and will have ample opportunity to learn with their hands in the ground. Crew members have access to our extensive library related to sustainable agriculture. We encourage our employees to be engaged and curious so that they can learn about the science behind our growing practices while being a part of putting those practices into action.

Skills Desired: "Experience not required, but preferred. Employees must be motivated, organized, and eager to learn. Farming is a demanding occupation and requires the ability to work outside under inclement conditions. Applicants must be physically fit and able to lift 50 pounds comfortably. "

Meals: Hot lunch provided one day a week. Coffee and tea provided daily. Breakfast and Dinner not included.

Stipend: $13-$16/hour depending on experience.

Housing: "Housing available in a tiny house on the farm. Tiny house includes a small kitchenette and lofted, full-sized bed. Bathroom facilities are a composting toilet nearby, with access to shower and laundry in the main farmhouse."

Preferred method of Contact: Email