Indian Line Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
57 Jug End Road
Great Barrington, Massachusetts , 01230

Primary Contact: Elizabeth Keen
Primary Phone:
    Number: 413-429-5978


Internship information
General Farm Description: Indian Line Farm, the oldest CSA in the US, is a Certified Naturally Grown farm growing for 140 members, the Great Barrington Farmers’ Market, and several stores and restaurants. Our farm is located in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, 2.5 miles from NYC. Our community is known for its beautiful rural landscape, myriad outdoor and cultural activities, as well as for having a thriving local food economy. The work is physically demanding and fast paced. At the same time we enjoy the day, have a sense of humor and take pride in our results.

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: April 2020
Internship Ends: November 2020
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: January 30 2020
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months

Internship Details:

We are looking for full and part-time employees or apprentices with at least one season of experience working outdoors in some capacity. Will take the right person who has no experience. Our crew usually consists of 3-5 people. Pay dependent on experience and if housing needed ($10-14/hr). Our schedule is M-F 7:00-4:30 with Saturdays 6:45-12:00 two times per month. Season is from mid March through the end of October. Some options for November work too.

Job responsibilities will include all manner of tasks involved in vegetable, herb, and cut flower production including:

Filling flats, seeding, preparing farm beds
Irrigating in fields and watering plants inside and outside greenhouses
Transplanting seedlings
Caring for plants in all aspects of pre-harvest stage, including hoeing and weeding by hand
Weed whacking, mowing and using other equipment (including tractors) after demonstrating proficiency
Harvesting with sharp knives, clippers and by hand
Washing, packing and sorting of produce
Doing deliveries

Educational Opportunities: There are many educational opportunities throughout the season, in addition to going to CRAFT visits.

Skills Desired: Qualifications include: Ability to lift 50 pounds and be physically fit for a demanding job Ability to work in all weather—cold, rain and heat Must have a valid driver’s license Must have a good attitude and work well with a farm crew and volunteers Must present self well with the clients we serve: farm members, farmers’ market customers, chefs, and produce managers Must be able to work efficiently and quickly

Meals: some meals provided

Stipend: We pay $12-14/hour depending on experience

Housing: Possibly

Preferred method of Contact: email