Contact informationFarm Address:
3522 Pier rd
Benton Harbor, Michigan, 49022
Primary Contact: Danika N Murray
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Lake Breeze Organics is a family run farm certified organic since 2007. Danika was born on and lived on her parents organic farm until joining Chad to form Lake Breeze Organics in 2006. Since then we have worked to grow a small prosperous organic farm specializing in high quality specialty crops. We have always forged our own path innovating along the way. Our farm is located right down the street from Lake Michigan surrounded by woods and beauty. We incorporate many different growing methods on our farm. Everything from traditional row crops to permaculture food forest. We raise heritage pigs and have several large chicken flocks. We are an ambitious and productive farm that has earned a large and loyal customer base.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: May
Internship Ends: 10/31/2021
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Open until the position is filled
Minimum Length of Stay: minimum length 1 season
Here at Lake Breeze Organics we are looking for one excited motivated individual to join our team of organic all stars! We are looking for a special person that combines a passion for organic farming with a can do attitude. Our current team can do it all but we are looking to expand with our eyes on the long term. Someone with infectious positive energy that can help our team reach a new level of working harmony. This candidate should be in good physical shape and should be able to perform all the duties required on a farm. This position will be a work education internship immersing the candidate in all aspects of the farm. We are looking for interns that are interested in becoming longer term employees but we are also interested in candidates that want to go on to start their own farms. Lake Breeze is a great place to learn how to run a successful small farm business. With over 16 years of market farming we are a well positioned stable farm. We recently reached a deal to acquire the farm next door vastly increasing the size of our main farm. We are a very family friendly farm and there would be a possibility to take on a parent with a child. We have a Montessori teacher staying on the farm from June until November to teach our 7 year old son and possibly a few of our customers kids as well. We also have an opportunity for someone interested in starting a bee operation on our recently acquired farm next door. If you are experienced and you are looking for a place to do quality honey we have the perfect spot for you. We are looking forward to our most exciting year yet and we look forward to hearing from you.
Educational Opportunities: This is an educational farm internship position. See Internships description
Skills Desired: We are always interested in hearing from folks with good farm skills but its not a prerequisite for this position. Looking for a "wanna be farmer"
Meals: Some meals are cooperative but workers mainly cook for themselves
Stipend: This position will include housing, organic farm food, and a weekly stipend of $220
Housing: Private housing is provided
Preferred method of Contact: email