Contact informationFarm Address:
308 Bedens Brook Rd
Skillman, New Jersey , 08558
Primary Contact: Sonya Sappington
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: At Nine Acre Farm we grow and sell sunflowers and raw honey from our beehives. We are a small, family farm located in Skillman NJ
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Early July 2020
Internship Ends: Mid October 2020
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: June 20th
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 season
We are looking for 1 individual who is interested in working in the sunflower fields and preparing the sunflower bunches for market, as well as helping to maintain our bee colonies. Responsibilities include cutting flowers in the field, bunching the flowers for market, stocking the on farm stand, field maintenance including running drip lines, hand weeding and cleaning equipment. Position includes maintenance of bee colonies and harvesting honey. Job starts at sunrise, and being on time is essential.
Educational Opportunities: Opportunity to learn all aspects of flower production including soil preparation, field maintenance, harvesting, prepping for market and selling. Opportunity to learn all aspects of beekeeping from building hives and frames to caring for bees and harvesting honey.
Skills Desired: Individual must have an "artistic eye" for creating beautiful flower bunches. Prior experience working with flowers is a plus. Individuals must be attentive to detail, must always arrive on time in the early morning hours, have a strong work ethic and be prepared to work for the entire season (until Mid-October). Prior farm experience is required. Must have the physical ability to lift 25-30 pounds. No beekeeping experience is required - we will teach you. Please send us an email along with your resume to apply.
Stipend: $13 per hour - 25 or more hours per week.
Preferred method of Contact: e-mail