Contact informationFarm Address:
20020 107th SW
Vashon Island, Washington , 98070
Primary Contact: Joanne Jewell
Secondary Contact: Rob Peterson
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Plum Forest Farm provides great food for our community. We are small, minimally mechanized and diverse. We raise certified organic vegetables, fruits and eggs as well as grass fed beef cattle and pastured roasting chickens. We sell most of our products at our vibrant farm stand and also at the Vashon Island Farmers Market. We also offer summer day camps for children on the farm. We make a good living on small acreage by managing it intensively.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: 03/15/2020
Internship Ends: 10/31/2020
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: open until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: Mid March through October
Contribute to and learn all aspects of producing and marketing vegetables and fruit for farm stand and farmers market, plus care of livestock. We are currently seeking one intern, the other having already been hired.
Educational Opportunities: Hands-on learning about small-scale farming that integrates crops and livestock growing high quality products for a local market. Also experience marketing through the farmers market and an on-farm farm stand. Participation with farmer and other interns in all aspects of farm with lots of explanation. We also coordinate with other farms in our community to create shared learning experiences for interns as part of the CRAFT program.
Skills Desired: Enjoy working outdoors with others with gusto. Strong interest in gaining practical experience in small scale diverse organic farming. Enjoy being with children and the community of people living and working on the farm. We enjoy working with people who are excited about learning, have a positive outlook, and a healthy, strong body and lifestyle.
Meals: Delicious farm food, but no meals provided.
Stipend: Yes; $600 per month
Housing: Yes; private cabin, shared kitchen and composting toilet
Preferred method of Contact: Email