Contact informationFarm Address:
7961 N. Central Hwy.
McNeal, Arizona , 85617
Primary Contact: Aaron Cardona
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We will have internship openings available starting September 1, 2019 for our Fall/Wiinter Season. Arevalos Farm is a third generation Mexican-American family farm nestled in the middle of the Sulphur Springs Valley, less than 25 minute drive from multiple beautiful mountain ranges, Whitewater Draw Wildlife Refuge, Bisbee, AZ and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico! We grow a variety of regionally adapted heirloom varieties using organic growing methods and dabble in plant genetics, having created our own bean and tomato varieties. We also specialize in a variety of value-added products, most notably using our non-GMO Mexican June corn. We have 70 acres under drip irrigation on which grow a variety of summer/winter vegetables and larger scale watermelon, winter squash, corn and beans. We utilize organic growing methods and are in the transition towards a minimal till system. We grow the highest quality vegetables to fill our CSA, farmer’s markets, restaurants and value-added products. We are looking for two intern to transition out of the summer season and into the fall/winter season. The chosen interns will have the opportunity to partake in fall harvest of beans, corn, winter squash and pumpkin (Pumpkin patch/fall festival!), as well as help in the transition of planting and harvesting for the winter CSA season.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 9/1/2019
Internship Ends: Flexible
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Flexible
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months, preferred 6
Interns will be expected to assist with all aspects of our farm operation, including bed preparation, seed starting, planting,irrigating, weeding, harvesting, preparation of produce for the market and work at the farmers’ markets we attend. We expect a minimum of 50 hours of work per week with two days off, not necessarily in sequence. During prime harvest, 10 hour days are common.
Special Consideration: Value added food processing and experience with making corn based products such as masa, tortillas and tamales is a plus!
English primarily spoken, but Spanish bilingual.
We are unable to accommodate dogs and cats.
Educational Opportunities: Interns will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of operating and maintaining a sustainable 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.
Housing: Provided. We have three campers that provide their own private bedrooms. All trailers have full kitchens and bathrooms.
Preferred method of Contact: Email