Contact informationFarm Address:
PO Box 1951
Murphys, California , 95247
Primary Contact: Kristen
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: A Blue Mountain Farm, located in the beautiful foothills of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada. Currently in the process of obtaining organic certification through CCOF for this July. The farm grows a large assortment of mostly heirloom fruit, vegetable, flowers and culinary/medical herbs along with raising chickens for eggs. Various permaculture practices are used along with some use of tools like tractors in specific garden areas. The farm is in a rural area near the edge of BLM and National Forest land. There are lots opportunities for hiking, swimming, fishing, and skiing. The farm has two sites off the same road. One site completely off grid at the top of the canyon with mixed forest and panoramic views of volcanic lava caps nestled in front of the Mountain. The 2nd farm site is in the lower part of the canyon has more shade, and lays between two creeks. Can usually swim in the larger creek between June and July. The creek is adjacent to the garden with big old oaks at it’s edge. It is about 30min -1hour drive to the various surrounding towns. The closest town, Murphys, is about 30 minutes drive and has lots of wineries, restaurants, and shops.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: March/April 2020
Internship Ends: November 2020
Number of Internship Available: 2 Internship postions available
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 Months
Now Seeking 2 Farm Interns. Ideal candidates will have integrity, great attention to detail, problem solving skills, physical stamina and strength. Interns take part in all farm operations, including seeding, transplanting, greenhouse production, field preparation, cultivation, careful efficient harvesting for maximum crop quality, pruning the orchard, washing and packing for customers, distribution of produce, and interaction with customers at market.
To apply send an email that includes a resume with details about yourself, work experience, education, and any relevant training or skills applicable to the position. Include a minimum of 3 work and/or academic references.
Educational Opportunities: Interns will also have the opportunity to learn about the workings of a small farm, operation and functions of tractor implements, and gain a greater understanding of soil fertility, crop rotation, cover cropping, companion planting, beekeeping, fungi culture, viticulture, orchard care, plant immunity, natural disease and insect control, and irrigation.
Skills Desired: Position Requirements: -One season previous farm experience preferred but not necessary -Be in good physical shape with ability to bend, lift, and kneel frequently -Have excellent communication skills -Must work well independently and with others -Have passion for life and the work they do -Excellent work ethic -Have a valid drivers license -Due to location of farm, having a personal vehicle is usually necessary - Willingness to fully commit to the farm for the season or agreed upon time frame
Meals: We provide monthly staples such as milk, bread, cheese, and yogurt. Interns also get fresh eggs and vegetables from the farm
Stipend: A $200 weekly stipend
Housing: Housing is provided in an rv. Wifi is available along with weekly access to laundry
Preferred method of Contact: email