Dare 2 Dream Farms

Contact information
Farm Address:
890 La Salle Cyn Rd.
Lompoc, California , 93436

Primary Contact: Jeremy Raff
Secondary Contact: Megan Raff

Primary Phone:
    Number: 8054588612
    Email: jraff@dare2dreamfarms.com

Secondary Phone
    Number: 8057353233

Website: www.dare2dreamfarms.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Small Scale Family Owned farm. We specialize in raising egg laying poultry for customers seeking to own their own chickens. We also build backyard chicken coops, have a flock of 4oo egg layers, 40 egg laying ducks, mini-nubians goats for milking, 4 jersey cattle for raw milk, 1.25 acres of beyond organic produce that we sell at our farm stand, via our CSA, and at a local farmers market. We also have two vintage campers we rent on airbnb, teach educational classes on the farm, and host farm to table dinners. We also have a few other ideas in the works to sell our chicken manure compost, developing an event space, and expanding our chicken coop production to ship to the lower 48 states.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Immediately
Internship Ends: At least 6 months. Preferably a year.
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Nonr
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months

Internship Details:

This internship is for a garden and dairy processing position. The focus will be turning the bounty of the farm into value added products we then sell at the farm stand, and in the near future the farmers markets. Every Monday is dairy processing turning raw cows milk into butter, cheeses, yogurts, and packaging and labelling. Tuesdays is baking fresh breads in our wood fired brick oven. Wednesdays through Fridays vary depending on what is season. If goat milk production is high enough we make fresh chevre and feta. We also can, pickle, and process jams, cucumbers, beets, fennel, tomato sauces, and the list goes on. There is a lot of kitchen time, but you also get to spend time harvesting, cleaning, and start processing at our outdoor wash station. On decompress days you work in the garden for a day to get your hands dirty planting or weeding.

Educational Opportunities: Learning to create a variety of farm fresh food products. Fresh cow and goat cheeses, yogurts, and butter. Bread baking in wood fired oven, canning and pickling and jamming. Also, inventory tracking, label making and new recipe development.

Skills Desired: Any prior kitchen or cooking experience would be greatly appreciated.

Meals: yes

Stipend: Stipend of $500 per month.

Housing: yes

Preferred method of Contact: email