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: Late June 2022
Internship Ends: Mid October 2022 - must be able to stay until season is over.
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 season
We are looking for someone who has prior agricultural and/or floral experience. The job includes working in the sunflower fields cutting flowers each morning, helping to bunch the flowers, stocking the farm stand, preparing for weekend farmer’s market, field maintenance including running drip lines and cleaning equipment. Position includes helping to harvest and bottle honey from our beehives. Our workday starts early – near sunrise.
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 cutting and helping to bunch high quality flowers. Prior experience working with flowers is a plus. Individuals must be attentive to detail, arrive on time, 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: Position is part time - 4 to 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Stipend is $400 per week.
Preferred method of Contact: e-mail