Owl Wood Farm
Last Updated On: December 19th, 2022 at 07:43AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
10 Winters Way
Salem, New York, 12865
Primary Contact: Lindsay or Mark
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Owl Wood Farm is a small diverse no-till vegetable operation located in Salem, NY. We grow intensively with hand tools on about 1 acre and sell at three local farmers markets. We grow organically and strive for a harmonious relationship with nature through small scale biological agriculture. We grow a diversity of vegetables from Arugula to Zucchini, and focus on being efficient. A river flows close to the fields and offers a great place to cool off on a hot day. We are only a short distance to kayaking and other activities on the Battenkill River and there is a lot of hiking and biking in the area as well.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April 15th, 2023 (flexible)
Internship Ends: October 31st, 2023 (flexible)
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: open until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 5 months, but Ideally all season
We seek two interns to help us in the 2023 season from April through October, and the dates can be flexible. Tasks will include all aspects of organic vegetable farming including seeding, transplanting, bed preparation, weeding, harvesting, washing, and selling at market. These tasks can be repetitive and in all weather conditions, so a positive attitude and quick pace are invaluable. The interns will likely go to 1 market per week with one of us, so ideally they would be good at quick math and enjoy talking with customers.
The intern will have 2 days off per week. Experience is helpful but we are willing to teach anyone eager to learn the skills required. Please send resumes, 2-3 references, and a brief description of why you want to work on our farm to email@example.com. Feel free to call Mark or Lindsay at 518-538-9467 with any questions and we look forward to hearing from you!
Educational Opportunities: Washington County has a very active farming community with lots of farms in the area to explore. We participate in several local networking groups that sometimes organize farm tours. On our farm, interns will learn from hands on experience. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about how to produce food sustainably or for someone who wants to start their own farm someday.
Skills Desired: A Great Attitude and Sense of Humor, Motivated and Hard Working, Willingness to Get Faster and Improve, Ability to Follow Directions Well, Punctual, Flexible, Good Communication Skills, Observant, Responsible, Patient, Able to work Independently or in a Team, Able to Work in all Weather Conditions, Can Lift at least 50lbs
Meals: Vegetables provided
Stipend: $14.20/hr (plus housing and vegetables!)
Housing: 2 Bedroom trailer with kitchen, bathroom, internet, and washing machine. Free housing, but intern pays utilities.
Preferred method of Contact: email or phone