Contact informationFarm Address:
1991 George St
Dover, Pennsylvania, 17315
Primary Contact: Brittany Reardon
Secondary Contact: Michael Reardon
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: MRF is a small, diversified farm in Dover, PA. We grow vegetables for a CSA program, farmers' markets and our farm store. Vegetables are our primary operation, but we also raise pastured chicken and grass-fed lamb. Our farm is an old Christmas tree farm, so we also have a small business in the winter doing tree and wreath sales.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: March 1
Internship Ends: Dec 17
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Feb 15
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
At Mad Radish we offer a hands-on, learning-through-doing approach to all aspects of farming. Farm work will include greenhouse seeding, transplanting, cultivating, tractor work, harvesting, washing and packing vegetables, animal chores, attending markets, making deliveries and many other tasks required on the farm. This is truly an internship experience and the goal is to prepare you to run your own farm in the future.
March & April – 30 hours / week
May – September – 40 – 50 hours / week
October & November – 30 hours / week
December – 20 hours / week
Skills required: A strong work ethic, desire to learn about farming, strong sense of humor, and a valid driver’s license.
Skills preferred: Prior customer service experience, prior farm work experience, ability to operate a manual vehicle, small engines (weedwacker/mower), tractor, and/or a chainsaw.
Compensation: Hourly wage is based on experience and starts at $10/hour. Workers’ compensation, vegetables and eggs from the farm are included with the position. We also offer potential for housing stipend and opportunity for an end of season bonus.
Educational Opportunities: During the spring (Mar/Apr) and fall (Oct/Nov/Dec) months, we have the ability to focus on the parts of the operation that you're most interested in, including aspects like greenhouse production, animal production, farm bookkeeping, and tree/forest management.
Skills Desired: A strong work ethic and desire to learn more about farming is required. Farm experience and customer service experience preferred.
Meals: No, but vegetables and eggs from the farm are available for our interns.
Stipend: We offer a minimum hourly rate of $10/hour. The hourly rate of successful applicants is based on experience.
Housing: No, but we do offer potential for a housing stipend.
Preferred method of Contact: Phone