Contact informationFarm Address:
9635E 1800N Rd.
Graymont, Illinois, 61743
Primary Contact: Charles Carroll
Secondary Contact: Kathleen Carroll
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We are a 3-acre small scale, sustainable farm 3 miles west of Pontiac, IL, growing a wide variety of vegetables, as well as berries and apples for our 9th season. Our produce is marketed through our CSA, at the downtown Pontiac Farmer's Market, in local, downstate, and Chicago restaurants, and through Chicago local fresh produce vendors. Our location is 100 miles south of Chicago, with Amtrak service and Rt 66 attractions close by.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 3-15-2021
Internship Ends: 11-12-2021
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 3-1-2021
Minimum Length of Stay: 9 months, prefer full season (March - November), negotiable
We are looking for an individual to work alongside us for the 2021 season focused on small farm vegetable production. Be part of our farm operation and enjoy the peaceful outdoors, home cooked meals, and family atmosphere. The majority of those who have interned with us are now running their own farms. The apprentice must show a strong interest and enthusiasm for local sustainable agriculture and have a positive attitude along with willingness to learn new skills and responsibilities. Prior gardening/farming experience is preferred but not essential.
Educational Opportunities: Opportunities will be hands on and in all aspects of the farm, from greenhouse, hoop house and field, to bed-making, tilling, seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating, pest control, pruning, training vines, harvesting, washing, selling at market, packing CSA shares and restaurant/grocery store orders, landscape maintenance and more.
Skills Desired: Applicants must have a desire to learn, strong work ethic, eye for details, good interpersonal skills, efficient yet adaptable, and the ability to work independently yet be a team player too. Work outside in sometimes challenging weather that is hot, cold, wet, windy, and humid or absolutely beautiful. Enjoy moving around the farm with our 4-wheeler or using the small tractor.
Meals: Home cooked meals provided.
Stipend: $250/week, including housing, home cooked meals and utilities
Housing: Private bedroom and shared bath, laundry, AC, and WIFI
Preferred method of Contact: Text or Email