Wild Hare Organic Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
4520 River Rd E
Tacoma, Washington, 98443

Primary Contact: Katie & Mark Green
Primary Phone:
    Number: 2537786257
    Email: info@wildhareorganicfarm.com

Website: https://www.wildhareorganicfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Wild Hare Organic Farm is a certified organic farm, producing a mix of vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers and eggs in the Puyallup River Valley, just five miles outside of downtown Tacoma. We are a family-owned farm, producing for a year-round CSA and farmstand. We grow on 12-15 acres, and typically employ 5-8 employees (part and full time) throughout the main growing season.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: April 2024
Internship Ends: end of October 2024
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: Ongoing, until positions are filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months, preferred

Internship Details:

• All aspects of field production (seeding, transplanting, trellising, mulching, weeding and harvesting)
• Post-harvest handling, washing and packing
• Irrigation (drip, overhead and regular watering in propagation houses)
• Feeding chickens, gathering and washing eggs
• Mowing, trimming and pruning of perennial beds
• Engaging with customers and visitors to the farm
• Opportunities to work in the farmstand may be available
• Opportunities for leadership roles in these areas may be available
• Main growing season: April-Oct (20-40 hours/week). Our crew works Monday-Friday with weekend work available. (Nov-March hours are reduced but may also be available.)

Educational Opportunities: See Description

Skills Desired: • Previous farm experience preferred but not required • Follows directions, learns quickly and can adapt to a dynamic work environment • Willing to work independently and as part of a team • Physically fit for farm work, can lift 40 lbs repeatedly • Able to work full days in varying weather • Reliable and ready to commit to a regular work schedule

Meals: No.

Stipend: All Farm Crew Members are compensated hourly: • $16.75/hour starting wage, Paid Sick Leave (1 hour for every 40 worked) Washington State Paid Family Medical Leave and L&I Coverage. • Weekly Large CSA Share, plus additional free and discounted produce

Housing: Shared On-farm housing may be available.

Preferred method of Contact: Email