Contact informationFarm Address:
41095 Road G
Mancos , Colorado , 98273
Primary Contact: Mindy Perkovich
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Mountain Roots Produce is a small, diversified vegetable farm located in the Mancos Valley in Southwest Colorado. We are passionate about soil health, agricultural policy and our community. We enjoy growing produce for our 100 member CSA, wholesale accounts, and our farm stand in the region.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 1-May-19
Internship Ends: 31-Oct-18
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 8-Mar-19
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
Job Description: The Farm Crew Members will participate in many aspects of the daily farm operations including, but not limited to the following: seed starting, transplanting, irrigation, weeding, greenhouse management (pruning/trellising, bed prep), harvesting, post harvest handling, record keeping, CSA distribution and market setup and sales. We are looking for two full-time (40 hours/week) Farm Crew Members during the 2019 growing season (May-October). This is an entry level position.
Skills Desired: Qualifications: Due to the very demanding physical nature of farm work, comfort with kneeling, squatting, heavy lifting, and repetitive tasks is a must. Applicants will need to be able to lift 50 lbs and be able to work in all types of weather (snow, heat, rain, wind, etc). Experience on a production farm is not required, but definitely a plus. *Please note: Applicants must be available to begin work the first week of May and commit to staying through the growing season which ends the last week of October. Depending on our production year, opportunities for continued employment through November and December may be a possibility. - Passionate about agriculture and have a positive attitude. - Contemplating a career in farming/agriculture. - Have good communication skills. Comfortable asking questions. - Team player but also able to work independently. - Responsible and reliable. - Must be able to follow directions and receive feedback/critiques. - Self motivated, observant, good with deadlines and time management. - Valid drivers license and reliable transportation.
Meals: Meals: We will eat lunch together Monday through Friday and rotate making lunch with ingredients from the farm. Lunch is included for employees.
Stipend: Compensation: Paid hourly at 12.00/hour
Housing: We do not provide housing at the farm. Farm Crew Members are responsible for securing their own housing outside of the farm and have reliable transportation to and from the farm.
Preferred method of Contact: Email. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and 3 references via email.