Moon River Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
19350 Barber Rd
Nehalem, Oregon, 97131

Primary Contact: Kayleigh Hillert
Secondary Contact: Lily Strauss


Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 503-753-6327
    Email: farmers@moonriverfarmers.com

Secondary Phone
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 760-889-8729
    Email:

Website: https://www.moonriverfarmers.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Moon River Farm is a small scale vegetable farm entering our 6th season. We focus on growing high quality and regionally appropriate vegetables for a 100 household CSA, the Manzanita Farmers Market, and select local restaurants/grocers. We grow using organic practices and techniques. We are a low-till farm primarily using hand-scale cultivation and techniques. We cultivate about 1.25 acres. We have an awesome crew with folks who have been working at the farm for a few years already and we are excited to bring on new members for the 2022 season. Farm work is physically demanding, fast paced, and skilled work. As a crew we value a good attitude, clear communication, and a sense of pride in the work we do. Growing food for good people and with good people is incredibly gratifying!

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Early May (flexible)
Internship Ends: Early November
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: flexible
Minimum Length of Stay: We are looking for full 6 month commitment from May to November

Internship Details:

We are looking for 1-2 seasonal, part-time team members to join our crew for the 2022 season.
Positions are for 2-3 days/ week (could be 4 days for the right person)
Hours are 8am-4:30pm
Positions require availability on Monday, Tuesday and some Fridays.
One position will run from early May- Nov 10. The other starts mid May- Nov. 10.
$14.00/ hour plus a CSA Share and occasional crew lunch.

Seasonal farm crew members are vital to the success of the farm. As a member of the team you will primarily harvest, wash and pack weekly vegetable orders in a team setting. We will train you on our high quality, cleanliness and consistency standards for our veggie products. You will play a crucial role in maintaining those standards. This work is fast paced, we use sharp knives, and harvest a lot of food in a day. It is fun and satisfying skilled work. As with all skills, you will build proficiency with effort and time.

There will also be 1-2 days/week of field work (i.e. planting, bed prep, weeding, trellising etc.) In the beginning and end of the season there is a heavier focus on field work. In the middle of the season the focus is on harvest.

You may also be scheduled to work at our farmers market booth in Manzanita. These shifts consist of packing and unpacking the van, setting up the booth, selling vegetables, and chatting with customers about the farm and vegetables.

Our ideal candidate:

Is comfortable with physically demanding work in all weather conditions
has a basic knowledge of eating and buying vegetables.
is interested in learning more about growing vegetables.
is comfortable working alone or in small groups.
is detail oriented, focused and can hustle.
Is proficient in basic math.

Please note that farm work is physically demanding and can be repetitive. The work requires repeated bending, lifting, and lots of standing. You will need to be able to lift 50 lbs. off of the ground. We’ve made investments in systems and equipment to minimize wear and tear on our bodies, but the work is still physically demanding.

You must have reliable transportation to and from the farm.
We do not provide on farm housing to employees but will do our best to help find housing nearby if you are not already local.
Previous farm experience valued but not required.

To apply:

Fill out the application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiz6pKTRhtvj4yTDr2ZBb5tdbaAD_J_XuMN1n0r6GjXcyfVg/viewform

Email your resume with professional references to farmers@moonriverfarmers.com with the heading Farm Crew Position.


Educational Opportunities: We offer a fast paced learning environment where you will be exposed to all aspects of working on a small-scale, mixed veggie operation.

Skills Desired: Previous farm experience will be considered but not necessary for applying

Meals: Crew meals will be provided on an occasional basis

Stipend: We offer compensation of $14/hr plus a standard weekly CSA share and access to extra vegetables

Housing: We cannot currently offer housing but we may be able to assist with finding local housing.

Preferred method of Contact: email, text or call