Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:

Forest Ranch , California , 98250

Primary Contact: Armen Carlon
Secondary Contact:

Primary Phone:
    Number: 530-894-8728

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Internship information
General Farm Description: "Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm is located in the Lassen foothills east of Chico, where we (John & Armen Carlon) have been farming 9 acres of Certified Organic blueberries (11,000 plants) on our 61 acre property, since 1989. Sierra Cascade Farm is one of the first certified organic blueberry farms in California. For the last 20 years our family?s mission has been to produce blueberries of exceptional quality without the aid of off-farm inputs. With the exceptions of electricity to pump water, fuel to power our tractor and trucks, and containers to package the fruit, our farm has become self sustaining. We have replaced off-farm inputs with ecosystem services. We have transitioned from focusing on crop production and protection to a new focus of farm integration. We are striving to weave the farm into the fabric of our native biological community. Our goal is bring the farm?s daily practices into synchrony with the physical processes ? climate, and the cycles of water, nitrogen, and carbon that drive the larger landscape."

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 5/15/2016
Internship Ends: 8/31/2016
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: open
Minimum Length of Stay: full season

Internship Details:

“We are looking for up to 3 energetic, independent individuals with excellent communication skills to help on our certified organic blueberry farm during the 2016 harvest season (May-August). These are seasonal full time positions, with the potential for further full time work. We are one of the longest-operating certified organic blueberry farms in California and have an established customer base and market. Our farm is located in the foothills east of Chico, in Northern California.
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Educational Opportunities:

Skills Desired: "We require a commitment of 7-8 weeks minimum for the duration of the harvest season, and have work available prior to harvest start, as well as post-harvest. This position involves helping to manage the harvest crew, oversight of packing crew, quality control and logistics, driving a 2 ton truck and loading and offloading pallets. Typical work days are 5:30 am to late afternoon, 5-6 days a week for the harvest; weather conditions range from cool mornings to hot afternoons ? ability to work outdoors in these conditions is a must. Farm experience and Spanish language skills are helpful. A valid driver?s license is required; no children or pets. Housing may be available. The farm is remotely located, and limited transportation to town is provided."

Meals: No meals are provided.

Stipend: This is a paid position with a full harvest season commitment. A post-harvest bonus may be offered depending on performance.

Housing: "Housing share on site is offered. Utilities are provided. The farm is remotely located, and limited transportation to town is provided. "

Preferred method of Contact: email