Contact informationFarm Address:
11707 262nd Ave NE
Duvall, Washington, 98019
Primary Contact: Jason
Secondary Contact: Siri Erickson-Brown
Number: 206 679-9512
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Local Roots Farm is a 10-ish acre diversified vegetable farm located in the Snoqualmie Valley, near the town of Duvall, about a 40 minute drive from Seattle. We direct market all our produce through our CSA, at our farm store, and to local restaurants.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Flexible
Internship Ends: 11-30-2021, possibly throughout winter
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: full season
We have two full-time and two part-time positions open for the 2022 season. Prior vegetable farm experience is strongly preferred, but not required.
Farm crew members take part in all aspects of farm operations: seeding, planting, weeding, irrigation, harvest, etc. We have a strong track record of helping our farm crew alumni go on to start their own farms, so this is a good place to work if you have put in a few years of farming and are looking to take the next step toward operating or managing a farm on your own. We also have a history of folks who work here for several years or longer, so if you are not interested in operating your own farm but are looking at farming as a long-term job, we are also a good place for that.
Please note that we require employees to wear masks while working in close proximity to other people. This is non-negotiable, so please don’t apply if you have a problem with this 🙂
Educational Opportunities: We do not offer a formal internhip program, but you will learn a lot through your daily participation. We have over 20 former employees/interns who have gone on to successfully run their own farms. All aspects of crop planning, finances, and farm decision making are available to employees. You willl learn the most by being proactive and asking lots of questions.
Skills Desired: - Prior farm experience is preferred, but not required. - Experience working outdoors in all weather conditions. - Abilty to lift 40 pounds and work in a kneeling/crouching position. - Drivers license required, driving experience and willingness to drive a delivery route in Seattle strongly preferred.
Meals: Lunch food is provided. Communal lunches dependent on community covid levels.
Stipend: Pay DOE, starting @ $14.50/hour.
Housing: A private room in a shared house is available either on farm or in nearby town.
Preferred method of Contact: Email