Contact informationFarm Address:
3662 Lichau Road
Penngrove , California , 94062
Primary Contact: Sonya Perrotti
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Coyote Family Farm is a 1.5-acre intensive, diversified market garden located on 60 acres of pastureland and oak/bay forest located in central Sonoma County. We have always used organic methods and are in the process of certification. We sell our produce and flowers mainly through our CSA and local farmers markets. We also raise a small flock of laying hens to supply eggs to the CSA. The farm is located on 60 acres of beautiful pastureland and oak and bay forest. We work hard and enjoy life in a fun and supportive environment."
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: 3/4/2019
Internship Ends: 12/6/2019
Number of Internship Available: 2
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months
“This is a paid position on a 1.5-acre intensive market farm, working with the farm manager and a returning farmhand. We work 30-45 hours per week, with fewer hours and the beginning and end and more hours during the height of the season May-October. Weekend work (farmers market, chicken chores, some harvest, greenhouse watering) is performed on a rotation to give some weekends completely free. Farm hands receive detailed training and perform a full spectrum of farm tasks: greenhouse work, transplanting, bed prep, weeding, direct seeding, running irrigation, harvest, preparing orders/CSA boxes, deliveries, working farmer?s market, cleaning packing/storage areas, pest management, maintaining records. Also work in the egg operation: Feeding, monitoring, moving coop/fencing, cleaning, collecting eggs, maintaining systems.
As needed, perform ranch work: assist with land maintenance, seasonal grazing, and building maintenance.
We do our best to provide farm hands with the tools to succeed at their jobs; we expect farm hands to take initiative to help improve systems. We have weekly team meetings and monthly or bi-monthly performance review meetings to organize our work efforts and stay in good communication.
To apply: send email detailing your interest in working on our production vegetable farm, a resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Opportunities: "Most learning is hands-on, as outlined in the internship description. We have discussions on relevant topics like soil, pests, variety selection, and small farm economics. We will also have the opportunity to attend occasional (unpaid) field trips to local farms in order to see different operations and learn about specific topics."
Skills Desired: "Good candidates should be clear in their desire and ability to work full-time on a market farm for an entire growing season. Candidates should have experience with manual and outdoor labor and be able to perform energetically in a variety of weather conditions. Farm experience is desirable but not essential; candidates should be able to perform repetitive tasks with consistent quality, speed, and good humor. Consistent work and efficiency allow us to run a financially viable farm where we can work predictable hours and relax in our time off. We value curiosity and initiative, which contribute to a dynamic work environment. We also value open and clear communication and the ability to both listen to and provide feedback. To apply: send email detailing your interest in working on our production vegetable farm, a resume, and references to email@example.com"
Meals: Shared lunch Monday-Friday. Farmhands will occasionally be expected to cook lunch for 4-7 people as part of the work day. All other meals are the responsibility of the individual. Farm produce and some eggs provided.
Stipend: $12/hr plus farm produce and some eggs.
Housing: Affordable on-site housing available with private rooms and a shared kitchen/bathroom/living area.
Preferred method of Contact: Email or Phone