Contact informationFarm Address:
8220 Grizzly Flat Rd
6267 Candy Ln
Somerset, California, 95684
Primary Contact: Ben Woods
Number: 530 363 4505
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Mama Earth Farm is located in the foothills of El Dorado County, just south of Placerville at an elevation of 3100ft. The farm is on a 20 acre property with about 4 acres of production space. Mama Earth Farm has been producing fresh food for our local community for 14 years. We are 100% committed to organic production methods. We sell our produce through a weekly ox subscription program (CSA), our farm stand and a farmers market, as well as one grocery store.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Spring 2021
Internship Ends: Late Fall 2021
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: April 15 2021
Minimum Length of Stay: 5 months
Position 1: nursery and microgreen production leader mixed with harvesting and cultivation.
* Primary task of producing nursery grown plant starts for on farm crops as well as production and harvesting of micro greens. This person should be hard working, organized, schedule oriented, and have a desire to grow high quality seedling starts and micro greens. Paying attention to detail is a must. Experience with raising young plants is a must. Time will be spent, seeding, bumping up starts, transporting starts, watering and feeding nursery, managing production of microgreens such as sun flower sprouts and broccoli, and helping harvest, wash, and cultivate crops when nursery responsibilities have been completed. You’ll typically be working with 1 to 4 other people.
Position 2: Field crop harvest leader mixed with general farm field work.
*primary task of managing an organized, careful and timely harvest of all crops. You’ll typically be working with 1 to 4 other people. Time will be spent running the harvest process several days a week, which will include harvesting, washing, bunching, proportioning, boxing and weighing crops. Some irrigation will be part of this responsibility. On non harvest days this person will also be an integral part of cultivation and field care. This person should be hard working, organized, schedule oriented, and pay close attention to detail.
Being comfortable working in cold or hot temperatures is part of either of these jobs.
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Educational Opportunities: If you're looking to learn more about starting or running a small scale organic market farm, theres a lot to learn here! Opportunities to learn about growing, marketing, harvesting, planning and running a small farm business.
Skills Desired: Some farm experience and general market farm education required.
Meals: No meals provided. Discounted farm products included.
Stipend: $15 per hour for qualified applicants
Housing: Camping on farm is an option or possible private bedroom.
Preferred method of Contact: email