Contact informationFarm Address:
19801 SW 320th St
Homestead, Florida, 33030
Primary Contact: Daniella Vargas
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Paradise Farms Organic grows the highest quality salad greens, vegetables, microgreens, edible flowers, mushrooms and tropical fruit for the finest chefs and purveyors in South Florida, as well as for our CSA. We are certified organic and implement regenerative and no-till practices. Situated right next to the Everglades National Park and minutes away from the Keys, our 17-acre property is truly a slice of paradise.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Mid-September 2021, year-round position starts ASAP
Internship Ends: Mid-May 2022, year-round position has no end date
Number of Internship Available: 3, 2 seasonal and 1 year-round
Application Deadline: Sept 10th, 2021
Minimum Length of Stay: full season preferred, 8 months
We have three positions available;
1 full-time, year round position (40 hrs/wk)
2 full-time, seasonal positions, running mid-September through mid-May with flexible start date (40 hrs/wk)
Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent; at least 1 season of intensive vegetable production experience, a valid driver’s license, ability to lift 50 pounds, and ability to work in all types of weather conditions in the South Florida climate
Paradise Farms is looking for three hard-working, positive, and innovative individuals to join our farm team for the upcoming season. The work week generally runs Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm with an hour lunch break, half paid and half unpaid. Some staff will work weekend farmers markets and their weekday hours will be adjusted accordingly.
All positions will take part in all aspects of field and greenhouse production. Tasks include but are not limited to: Planting, seeding, harvesting, CSA packing, seed saving, weeding, pruning, irrigation and irrigation repair, mushroom production, tractor work, composting, landscaping, mulching, general cleaning, repair, and maintenance, harvest projections, record keeping, volunteer training and supervision, on-farm events, and market sales. The full-time, year-round employee will take on more responsibility as a crew leader and will help plan and delegate daily tasks. Uniforms will be provided and are required for all employees.
All positions must be constantly monitoring the efficiency and efficacy of their work with an eye towards learning, improving, innovating, and simplifying while always ensuring the highest quality production. Regular analysis, discussion, and constructive feedback will aid in this. All staff are encouraged to research, explore, and share their organic agricultural interests and discoveries including new crop varieties, value added products, Biodynamic, no-till, and natural farming practices, etc.
Please email your resume with 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Specify which position you are interested in, seasonal or year-round.
Educational Opportunities: On-farm learning every day! We will also organize additional learning opportunities for employees, including skill shares, workshops, and tours of other farms in the area
Skills Desired: At least one season of vegetable production experience, tractor experience a plus, dependability, ability to follow directions, positive attitude, ability to work outside for long hours, ability to accept and give feedback, good communication skills
Stipend: Both the yearly and seasonal positions are hourly, $12-$15/hr based on experience
Housing: Basic housing is available. This includes a private cabin, a shared kitchen and bathroom, and outdoor showers.
Preferred method of Contact: email