Contact informationFarm Address:
PO Box 94
539 Stoney Brooke Lane
Clark Fork, Idaho , 83811
Primary Contact: Katherine Creswell
Secondary Contact: Spencer Nietmann
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Moose Meadow Farm grows certified organic vegetables for wholesale and retail in Clark Fork, Idaho. We specialize in year-round salad greens production, using open field space, unheated high tunnels, and heated greenhouses. We also sell wholesale tomatoes and microgreens, grow mixed vegetables for a summer CSA, and grow root vegetables for a winter online marketplace. The farm is ¾ acre and is worked using hand tools and intensive market gardening techniques.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April 1 2020
Internship Ends: Indefinite
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: NA
Moose Meadow Farm is seeking an enthusiastic farm crew member for the 2020 season and beyond. This is a permanent position; it will be year-round work in perpetuity for the right person, with room to grow into an assistant manager or farm manager role. Start date April 1 2020.
Educational Opportunities: Currently, the vegetable production is managed entirely by owners Katherine and Spencer, and we employ a part-time driver to handle deliveries. The crew- member would therefore work closely with the farm owners in all aspects of day-to-day vegetable production. This is a paid position, not focused specifically on education, but the right candidate would receive abundant indirect education about small farm operation.
Skills Desired: Farming is a job that requires myriad skills and tasks. Some or all of the following will be included in this position, but the vast majority of the position will be spent in vegetable and flower production: • Driving deliveries • Construction • Customer interaction • CSA distribution • Seedling production • Transplanting • Social media updates • Website upkeep • Basic accounting • Record keeping • Bed preparation/turnover • Snow removal • Harvest/Wash/Pack • Ordering supplies • Hoeing/cultivation • Greenhouse management (pruning, trellising)
Stipend: This will be a salaried position, so that the employee receives an even year-round income despite the seasonally variable workload. Compensation will depend on experience, but we expect a qualified candidate to be paid $20-$25k in the first year, with yearly performance-based raises after that. We expect the work to be between 1500 and 2000 hours per year, probably more specifically between 1600 and 1800 hours. Note that this averages slightly LESS than 40hrs/week year-round. Vegetables will be included as compensation as they are available throughout the year. We offer 2 weeks of paid time off, but not more than 1 full week during the summer growing season. The other week can be taken in the winter, or if preferred, both can be taken in the winter. After the first calendar year, we will offer a $250 voucher to purchase work-related clothing or footwear, performance-based salary increases, increases in paid time off, maternity/paternity leave, farm-branded apparel, and an increase in responsibilities based on worker’s interests and desires.
Preferred method of Contact: Email