Contact informationFarm Address:
7961 N. Central Hwy.
McNeal, Arizona , 85617
Primary Contact: Aaron Cardona
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Arevalos Farm is a third-generation family farm nestled in the middle of the Sulphur Springs Valley of Cochise County. One of the few mid-sized organic farms in the region, the farm produces not only the best tasting, but the largest amount of Tohono O’odham Yellow Meat watermelon, cantaloupe and Canary Melons for local consumption. It is also one of the only suppliers of organic non-GMO corn (Mexican June) in the area and the only producer of its genetic dry bean creation, El Frijol Mechudo. The farm has been a mainstay of the community for more than 60 years and draws a large following due to their capacity to supply quality products on a larger scale.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 3/1/20
Internship Ends: Flexible
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Flexible
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months, preferred 6
Arevalos Farm is searching for 2 qualified individuals to hammer down on the 2020 Spring/Summer Season. The paid farm internship position will take part in every aspect of the summer season from crop selection, starting seeds in the greenhouse, transplanting, direct seeding, irrigation, weeding, pest management, harvesting, post-harvest handling and marketing. Interns will also have the opportunity to learn about value-added production, seed saving, plant genetics, grain production and tractor basics. The goal is for interns to take a hands on learning experience through the entire summer growing season.
Educational Opportunities: Interns will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of operating and maintaining a farming operation, including crop selection, planning, planting, harvesting, value-added production, CSA operation, marketing, as well as aspects of farm and business planning. Interns will also have the opportunity to learn more about plant genetics, traditional corn masa making and production, as well as a variety of value added production from produce grown on the farm.
Skills Desired: We are seeking interns with some level of experience with growing vegetables, at a minimum gardening for personal or family food production. We prefer interns who are strongly interested in someday having a farm of their own. Special Consideration: Value added food processing and experience with making corn based products such as masa, tortillas and tamales is a plus!
Meals: Food staples will be provided. We will accommodate omnivore, vegetarian and vegan diets. Interns prepare their own meals.
Stipend: All interns receive a stipend which is contingent on work experience and increases with extended stay.
Housing: Provided. We have three campers that provide their own private bedrooms. All trailers have full kitchens and bathrooms.
Preferred method of Contact: Email