pyramid farms

Contact information
Farm Address:
12242 Meridian Road

Chico , California , 27312

Primary Contact: Matthew Martin
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    Email: pyramidfarms2000@yahoo.com

    Email: pyramidfarms2000@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.pyramidfarms.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Pyramid-Farms

Internship information
General Farm Description: "Pyramid Farms is an 11 acre certified organic farm located just 5 miles from downtown Chico, CA. We grow a wide variety of vegetables for sales at Farmers Markets, Local/Regional wholesale, and Restaurants. We operate year round. Matthew has been a full time Farmer for 18 years and part time farmer for more than 25. <br /><br /> All positions are paid legal employment. Wage is $11/hr, we have workers compensation, and unemployment insurance. <br /><br /> If you are interested in learning what it takes to operate a successful small farm this could be the place!!! We offer experiential learning in all aspects of Farm operations. We expect our crew to be professional, work hard, and be dedicated to the farm. There are 3 fully equipped travel trailers that have heating/cooling, fully equipped kitchens for your own private living space, also an shower/bathroom building with on demand hot water and an outdoor kitchen, besides the ones in the trailers. <br /><br /> We are Certified Organic, and produce high quality mixed vegetables for sales at farmers market's, and local/regional wholesale to stores and restaurants. We also have goat's that we milk and make cheese with. And we have a flock of laying chickens which are fed a whole grain soy/corn free diet. <br /><br /> We are currently taking applications for a position that starts Feburary 1 2019 and runs thru Feb 15 2020 with the possibility of extending employment longer. <br /><br /> Pyramid Farms is an 11 acre certified organic farm located just 5 miles from downtown Chico, CA. We grow a wide variety of vegetables for sales at Farmers Markets, Local/Regional wholesale, and Restaurants. We operate year round. Matthew has been a full time Farmer for 21 years and part time farmer for more than 27. <br /><br /> All positions are paid legal employment. Wage is $11/hr, we have workers compensation, and unemployment insurance. <br /><br /> If you are interested in learning what it takes to operate a successful small farm this could be the place!!! We offer experiential learning in all aspects of Farm operations. We expect our crew to be professional, work hard, and be dedicated to the farm. There are 3 fully equipped travel trailers that have heating/cooling, fully equipped kitchens for your own private living space, also an shower/bathroom building with on demand hot water and an outdoor kitchen, besides the ones in the trailers. <br /><br /> We are Certified Organic, and produce high quality mixed vegetables for sales at farmers market's, and local/regional wholesale to stores and restaurants. We also have goat's that we milk and make cheese with. And we have a flock of laying chickens which are fed a whole grain soy/corn free diet. <br /><br /> We are currently taking applications for a position that starts November 2018 and runs thru February 2020 with the possibility of extending employment longer. "

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 2/1/2019
Internship Ends: 2/15/2020
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: none
Minimum Length of Stay: full term

Internship Details:

“We offer full time employment, while being immersed in the daily and seasonal flow of a successful farm operation.

The position is for full-time employment and is paid at $11/hr. On farm housing is free including power and wifi. We also offer bonuses and pay for unused sick leave. Our wage,performance bonuses,and free housing brings your compensation to a value of over $14.00/hr which is well above the living wage in our county. We operate year round with an avrg over the year of a 40/hr week. Winter weekly hours avrg 30/week which gives the crew a buffer for those stormy days, and in at our peak summer season this last year the crew was topping out at about 55/week. You will have a rotation working the local Saturday farmers market. Our start time varys from 9am in the winter to 7am in the summer. “


Educational Opportunities: "The world is your doorstep, open the door and see what you learn. We operate an efficient and profitable farm providing many learning opportunities from crop selection to marketing strategies. We also meet weekly or bi weekly depending on the season and cover topics the crew wants to learn about determined by them. We also operate a small goat milk herd share program have a 100 hen laying flock and are developing a cut flower enterprise."

Skills Desired: "Being dedicated, hard working, responsible,trustworthy, and maintaining a positive attitude are all key skills. Oh yeah so is being in excellent physical condition."

Meals: Apprentices will cook their own meals. Veggies from the farm are abundant and fee.

Stipend: "Wages start at $11/hr. Free on farm housing including power and wifi. We also offer bonuses and pay for your unused sick leave, bringing your hourly compensation to over $14.00/hr, which is well above the living wage in our area."

Housing: "There are 3 individual private travel trailers for housing with all the amenities ( kitchen,bathroom,heating and cooling) also there is a shower/bathroom building with on demand hot water and an outdoor kitchen. There is also nice outdoor shaded areas with chairs and tables for enjoying your time off."

Preferred method of Contact: Email