Contact informationFarm Address:
Hightstown, New Jersey, 08520
Primary Contact: Steve Hazeldine
Number: 609 529 7131
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Small Medicinal Herb Farm
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Immediate
Internship Ends: End of Season 2022
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 weeks
Applicants must be local and have access to their own transportation.
To begin we need at least 24 hours per week. We will require one weekend day, all day. Weekday work can be broken into half days, or a few hours at a time depending on your schedule and weather conditions, but must be agreed beforehand. As summer progresses more hours will be available if desired. Position is for the whole growing and processing season and may extend into winter depending on circumstances.
Regular tasks would including bed preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting, compost moving, plant care, field cleanup, seed cleaning and a variety of other projects that may include brush clearing, field preparation, hoop house maintenance and many other projects. Our farm is diverse and varied.
Educational Opportunities: . Opportunity to learn about medicinal herbs in detail, what they look like, how they are used and in what stages and how they are harvested. On farm teaching will be provided if person is interested. Some vegetable produce and eggs when available. Teaching sessions would also be available if the employee demonstrates real interest in a specific aspect of the farm or medicinal herbs. This will only occur after a trial period so we can assess the employees interest and dedication. Trial periods will apply to all aspects of the job and last for 2-3 months.
Skills Desired: Some previous farming experience preferred but not required. Interest in growing and understanding medicinal herbs is highly desirable. Applicants must know how to use basic garden tools such as forks, spades trowels, rakes etc. They must have the ability to work and think independently, learn quickly and possess strong problem solving skills. All applicants must possess good communication skills, ability to follow direction, attention to detail, and have a good work ethic. Our farm work is highly variable, physically demanding and dirty. It does not just happen on sunny days so be prepared for heat, cold, wind, rain and anything else mother nature can throw at us. The work is highly variable and is unlikely to be the same on any day so flexibility, motivation and positivity during changing conditions and interest in farm projects is a basic necessity. Life is never dull on a farm! Our farm work is highly variable, physically demanding and dirty. It does not just happen on sunny days so be prepared for cold, wind, rain and anything else mother nature can throw at us. The work is unlikely to be the same on any day so flexibility, motivation and positivity during changing conditions and interest in farm projects is a basic necessity. Life is never dull on a farm!
Stipend: Yes -Starting at $15.00/hr; workers comp will be paid
Preferred method of Contact: E-Mail