Contact informationFarm Address:
2016 S 4TH ST. W
MISSOULA, Montana , 59801
Primary Contact: Tom McCamant
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Forbidden Fruit Orchard is our small family orchard, owned and operated by Tom and Lynn McCamant. We specialize in growing high quality, tree ripened peaches, cherries and apricots. Our orchard is located by the confluence of the Clark Fork and Flathead Rivers near Paradise, MT. We sell our fruit direct to our customers at the farmers markets in Missoula and we also enlist the help of the Western Montana Growers Cooperative to transport our harvest throughout Montana. We are currently in the 3rd year of transitioning the majority of our orchard to certified organic. Our orchard has river frontage and swimming and fishing on the Clark Fork and Flathead River's can be a highlight of many a beautiful summer's day.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April 15, 2019, or when filled, for the full time position. July 12 for harvest positions.
Internship Ends: September 20, 2019
Number of Internship Available: 1 full time all season position. 2 harvest season positions.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 weeks
Interns will help with all aspects of fruit production. Major tasks include, but are not limited to: pruning trees, thinning peach and apricot buds, and harvesting fruit. Fruit harvest also includes sorting and field packing of the fruit. Working farmer’s markets is optional. Numerous and various other small tasks get interspersed as needed throughout the season.
Educational Opportunities: This is an opportunity to learn about all aspects of small scale, high quality tree fruit production.
Skills Desired: We are looking for individuals that like to work hard, have fun while working, and are wanting to learn about fruit production.
Meals: We do not provide meals but provide cooking facilities. Shared meals are an option.
Stipend: Starting pay is $11 per hour.
Housing: We have one workers cabin and provide tents if workers choose that option.
Preferred method of Contact: Phone or email