Contact informationFarm Address:
9635E 1800N Rd.
Graymont , Illinois , 61743
Primary Contact: Charles Carroll
Secondary Contact: Kathleen Carroll
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: On our farm, 3 acres west of Pontiac, we grow a wide variety of vegetables, as well as strawberries and apples. Our produce is sold through our own 12-member CSA, the local Pontiac farmer's market, and on grocery shelves and in restaurants located in Bloomington, Peoria, Chicago and other northern Illinois locations. Our produce is known for freshness and quality as well as being chemical free. We need your help to maintain those values and supply more volume for our markets.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 3-25-2019
Internship Ends: 11-15-2019
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 5-1-2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months, but prefer full season (March - November)
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: Gain the knowledge of how to run a small vegetable, plus apples and strawberries, farm. Learn hands on about pruning, succession planting, cover cropping, rotations, weed and pest control, hoop house management, harvesting, equipment operation and maintenance, customer service, marketing and more. Working on the farm is a chance for you to learn skills which are valuable to you no matter where you go: working hard and efficiently, running a small business, maintenance, and, of course, growing your own food.
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. Apprentices will be doing varied work including tilling, bed-making, seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, pest control, harvesting, washing, and packing CSA shares and restaurant/grocery store orders, farmer's market, farmyard maintenance and more.
Meals: Home cooked meals provided.
Stipend: : $225/week, including housing, home cooked meals and utilities provided for the duration of the internship
Housing: Private bedroom and shared bath, free utilities, AC, WIFI, and laundry.
Preferred method of Contact: Text or Email