Forge Hill Farms

Contact information
Farm Address:
404 Creek Road
Downingtown, PA, 19335

Primary Contact: Jennifer Simpson
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 6107242413
    Email: jennifer@forgehillfarms.com

Website: https://forgehillfarms.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Forge Hill Farms is a 75-member, family owned veggie CSA, utilizing organic growing practices. We operate an on-site farm store that offers our own honey, eggs and lamb, our sister company’s meat products, and other aggregate food products. We are seeking a motivated Vegetable Production Assistant for the 2022 growing season to join our crew of a farm manager and farm manager assistant. At least one season of experience in vegetable production or related farming is highly preferred. Approximately 40 hours per week Monday-Friday beginning May 2nd and ending November 18.th Wage based on experience level starting at $13/hour.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: May 2, 2022
Internship Ends: November 18, 2022
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: April 20, 2022
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Internship Details:

We are looking for full and part time applicants

Description of duties:

*Vegetable Production and Garden Maintenance (sowing cell trays in the greenhouse; hand transplanting seedling plugs; routine mechanical cultivation using wheel hoes, stirrup hoes, etc.; occasional hand weeding; push mowing; weed whacking; UTV operation)

*Harvesting (processing, washing, weighing, and packaging of vegetables)

*Opportunities for tractor and heavy equipment work (full-size tractor, walk-behind tractor, skid steer) may be available for the right candidate

*Assist with other farm related duties (cleaning equipment and facilities, care for sheep and

chickens)


Educational Opportunities: Work alongside a farm manager and farm manager assistant who will teach sustainable farming practices. Support for seminars and workshops with PASA

Skills Desired: Position requirements: *Self motivated with an attention to detail *One season of vegetable production, related farm work, or other horticultural experience highly preferred *Experience running small power equipment (push mower, weed whacker, leaf blower, UTV, etc.) *Experience operating heavy equipment preferred (full-size tractor, skid steer, walk-behind tractor) *Ability to lift 30 lbs frequently and 50 lbs occasionally *Willingness to maintain positive interactions with our CSA and farm store customers *Physically fit (bending at the waist or kneeling for long periods of time is common) *Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions

Meals: No, but you may take extra veggies

Stipend: Paid position

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: email