Contact informationFarm Address:
17565 Placer Hills Rd
Meadow Vista , California , 63332
Primary Contact: Diane Bollinger
Secondary Contact: Patrick Bollinger
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Foothill Roots Farm is a young and growing diversified farm in Meadow Vista California. We are located on the beautiful Simpson Ranch in the foothills of Northern California minutes from the American River. The 150 acre historic ranch is comprised of oak and pine woodlands and a handful of meadows that border the waters of Wooley Creek. We cultivate 4.5 acres of mixed vegetables, perennial berries, flowers, raise a few heritage hogs, and have a small flock of sheep for brushing. Now in our sixth growing season we supply our 100 + member CSA, farm stand, and wholesale accounts with the highest quality produce available. More information about the farm can be found on our website, www.foothillrootsfarm.com, photos and updates can be seen on our Facebook and Instagram (@foothillroots) pages. "
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 4/1/2018
Internship Ends: 11/1/2018
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
Minimum Length of Stay: full season-8 months
“Employees participate in all farm activities including but not limited to: Greenhouse production (seeding, transplanting, watering, thinning), Crop care (thinning, cultivating, weeding), Irrigation (installation, maintenance), Harvesting (washing and packing produce), Farm stand (customer service, making change, restocking produce), Animal care, Record keeping, Special projects.
We love farming, but also enjoy a balance between work and play. We work hard to be able to play hard. Employees will work 5 days a week, 8-10 hour days, based upon the season, with minor tasks and responsibilities on the weekends.
We are looking for applicants who will commit for a full season. Given the right fit, and demonstration of ability to take on greater responsibility, opportunities for further employment are available.
Educational Opportunities: "We are firm believers in learning by doing. Most of the educational opportunities on our farm come while working in the fields or during lively discussions during the day. Employees are encouraged to ask questions, welcome to read through our farm related library, challenged to research and find solutions for new farm projects, try something new, make mistakes, and be open to critical feedback and critique."
Skills Desired: "Prior farm experience is not required, but preferred. We are looking for people who are serious about farming as a career, are ready for a challenge, organized,fast paced and detail oriented, motivated, innovative, inquisitive, fun, personable, have good communication skills, outgoing, and reliable. Applicants should have experience with physical labor and an athletic background. Applicants should be able to work quickly, efficiently and hard in all weather conditions (it's can be very cold and very hot here), do repetitive tasks, and heavy lifting, and be physically fit without significant physical limitation. Ideal candidates prioritize hard work and efficiency during work hours, knowing that this is necessary to create a farm that runs smoothly and efficiently. This allows everyone time off to relax, play and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding foothills."
Meals: "Employees are responsible for their own meals and have access to all farm produce as well as fruit, and bread."
Stipend: $800/month plus housing and produce
Housing: "Each employee is provided with a small rustic (no electricity, uninsulated) cabin. A fully furnished kitchen and hangout space with electricity, stove, hot water, and bathing facilities, composting toilet are available to all employees."
Preferred method of Contact: "Email- Include resume, letter of interest, and 2 relevant references"