Cure Organic Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
7416 Valmont Rd
Boulder, Colorado, 80301

Primary Contact: Anne Cure
Secondary Contact: Hannah Pendleton


Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 3035178035
    Email: annecure@cureorganicfarm.com

Secondary Phone
    Type:
-----
    Number: 3153291836
    Email:

Website: https://www.cureorganicfarm.com/

Internship information
General Farm Description: Cure Organic farm is a woman-owned, certified organic, commercial, diversified family farm, growing over 100 varieties of vegetables, herbs, berries, and specialty cut flowers on public and private land. We rotationally graze a flock of laying hens, laying ducks and heritage pigs. We have produce, meat and eggs available for sale 50 weeks of the year. Our main markets our Community Supported Agriculture program, Boulder, Lafayette and Denver restaurants, and our farm stand.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: November 15th, 2022
Number of Internship Available: 2-4
Application Deadline: August 1st
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 months

Internship Details:

Our Farm Crew Interns are responsible for all daily farm operations. Interns will learn to use the tractors and equipment, greenhouse management, field cultivation, irrigation systems, harvesting, post-harvest handling, distribution, record keeping, farmer’s market sales, and animal care. The majority of work requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast paced agricultural setting; creating an incredibly rewarding, yet demanding work environment and life experience.

A positive attitude and attention to detail is critical. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to staying through November 15th and can work full-time. Please consider this commitment before applying.

Season: ASAP through November 15th

Pay: $15.00/hr. with a weekly produce share and a discount on our meat

Status: Both full and part time positions are available

Full Time: 5 days a week, either Monday–Friday or Tuesday–Saturday (40–60 hrs/wk)

Part Time: Monday, Tuesday and Friday (20–30 hrs/wk)

Crew members are responsible for all daily farm operations. Field work includes:

Green house and field seeding, transplanting, hand weeding, setting up irrigation, trellising, harvesting, washing and packing produce.
Planting and harvesting flowers and making bouquets for CSA and Farm Stand.
Opportunities for mechanical cultivation, and field prep is available for candidates with experience.
General animal care including feeding, watering, collecting eggs, and moving portable fences.
Farm Stand sales and CSA distribution

Daily Start: Our start time is 6:00 and will continue til October.

Breaks: We have 15 minute break mid-morning and take lunch around noon.

Daily End: We’re usually finished by 5:00 pm with the exception of the week days we’re at the evening farm stand or CSA distribution. In the peak of the season Friday harvests run long and we may not finish up until after 6:00 pm.

Each day begins with animal chores and finishes up with watering the green houses, animal chores, cleaning the wash station and putting all equipment away.

We will also be hiring for Farm Stand. Please let us know if you are interested.

Qualifications

We are looking for positive, reliable, responsible, and hardworking individuals who have a great sense of humor and are able to follow directions and communicate well with others. Attention to detail is critical and a passion for growing food essential. (If you are not a morning person, a farm job probably isn’t a good fit for you as we start each day early.)

You must also be a team player, punctual, and be able to work in all weather conditions. Be prepared for rain, hail, snow, intense sun, wind, cold and heat each day in the field.

Previous farm or landscape experience is required, and it is essential that candidates are committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands. Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds (squash and potatoes are heavy!). A valid driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from the farm are required. The farm is a non-smoking, drug free environment.

Application

To apply, help us get to know you by submitting a resume, three references, and a cover letter answering the following:

Why you are interested in working at Cure Organic Farm?

What are you looking to get out of this experience?

What will you personally will bring to this position?

Please submit application by email to cureorganicfarm@cureorganicfarm.com; re: Internship Application

If your application is a good fit for our farm, we will contact you for an initial interview either by phone (if out of state) or in person at the farm.


Educational Opportunities: Learn how to operate tractors and other machinery, learn about sustainable agriculture, run and operate a weekly

Skills Desired: Just a hardworking individual with a willingness to learn

Meals: No

Stipend: Employees will be paid $15/hr as well as fresh weekly fruits and veggies and discounts on our meat.

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: email