Contact informationFarm Address:
19715 Zion Rd.
Brookville , Maryland , 81623
Primary Contact: Marc Grossman
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "The Farm at Our House is located in Brookeville, Maryland, 15 miles north of Washington, DC. We grow certified organic fruits and vegetables on 7 acres owned by Our House, a residential job training center for young men ages 16-21 and generated roughly $100,000 in gross sales annually. We manage an additional 10 acres. We offers a 23-week CSA at two pick up locations, sell at one local farmers markets and to local restaurants and grocers. While The Farm at Our House and Our House Job Training Center are distinct entities, we work in partnership to achieve mutually supportive goals. We also collaborate with other farmers who have recently started to make use of the 140-acre Our House property. We primarily grow mixed vegetables, but also dedicate .5 acres to small fruits, mushroom production and maintain 1 bee hive. "
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 4/30/2019
Internship Ends: 9/1/2019
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 5/30/2019
Minimum Length of Stay: "at least the summer, but longer is preferable"
“The Farm at Our House is seeking two interns for the coming season to assist with all aspects of the operations including harvest, cultivation, planting, marketing, seed starting, post harvest handling and marketing. This a great position for someone interested in learning about all aspects of starting a small sustainable farm.”
Educational Opportunities: "Farm subscribes to CRAFT, CASA Future Harvest, Lancaster Farming, Growing for Market, ATTRA and possesses agriculture library with 100 volumes, there are many opportunities to visit area farms, professional development and scholarship opportunities to attend regional conferences. Opportunity to help develop a relatively new and growing farm. "
Skills Desired: " We seek people who eager to learn about all aspects of sustainable vegetable farming, enthusiastic, work well within diverse groups of people, intrinsically driven who are centered by a strong work ethic. Desired Qualifications: Experience working with at-risk young people, administrative and supervisory experience, marketing experience, small fruit expertise. "
Meals: Farm team members may eat for free with Our House trainees and have access to farm produce.
Stipend: $300/week and access to educational farm tours and conferences.
Housing: No housing is available at this time
Preferred method of Contact: Email