Butler Green Farms

Contact information
Farm Address:
Po Box 4458
Rollingbay, Washington, 98061

Primary Contact: Brian MacWhorter
Primary Phone:
    Number: 360-620-5181
    Email: butlergreenfarms@comcast.net

Website: http://www.butlergreenfarms.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: 20+acre Organic/biodynamic farm business on Bainbridge Island, Wa., a short ferry ride from Seattle. A rural island setting on Puget Sound with the maritime climate of Olympic rainforest and Cascade mountains. Beautiful acreage of rolling hills with pastured animals integrated in our food production. We specialize in season extension techniques to provide fresh produce throughout the year to our local community. Over an acre of various sized greenhouses, high tunnels, low tunnels and row covers to protect a wide variety of crops. Providing lots of fresh produce to our local community and food banks has become even more crucial during these trying times. Our other main focus is maintaining high levels of sustainable soil fertility in our farm. We accomplish this with extensive aerobic composting, large compost tea brewers, humic acid applications, no-till cultivation practices and cover cropping. I am looking for a young seriously motivated individual who is experienced with organic farming. This opportunity is for a hard working individual who is ready to learn and develop a successful small farm business plan. We emphasize a complete curriculum including all aspects of organics and biodynamic farming in a classroom setting in conjunction with hands on field work.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: Internship ends the end of November. A contract for the next season is available for the right employee.
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: Hopefully a long term career opportunity.

Internship Details:

Looking for  an intern with some farming experience. Will have the opportunity to be apart of our farm school program that prepares young farmers to be able to operate their own farm business upon completion of two year program.  Especially interested in applicant that has mechanical experience with larger and small gas and diesel engines, that certainly a plus. This is a great opportunity to broaden your farming experience working with a very experienced  crew.

Educational Opportunities: Our farm emphasizes current marketing strategies for small market farms which include: CSA, Farmer's Market, restaurants, wholesale store accounts, established plant nursery and cut flower business. Besides fruits, vegetables, and flowers we raise chickens, turkeys and pigs. We process some foods in order to offer a large variety of produce year around to our 200 family CSA. A great educational opportunity to work beside a passionate organic farmer/mentor with over 49 years of experience developing the Organic vegetable market in the NW. This position is a great opportunity to learn how to operate a successful organic farm business and eventually be apart of our farm business or branch out and start your own.

Skills Desired: Small and large engine repair

Meals: farm fresh vegetables are provided

Stipend: Starting stipend $1200 mo. After 60 days, a pay increase with incentives appropriate to level of responsibilities. Bonuses depending on performance

Housing: Housing is available.

Preferred method of Contact: email