Contact informationFarm Address:
406 Center Rd
Chimacum, Washington, 98325
Primary Contact: Rachel Covault
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Settled in the fertile Center Valley of Chimacum, Washington, Red Dog Farm boasts gorgeous views, salmon-bearing creek frontage, and prime growing conditions. We are certified organic and grow over 150 different varieties of vegetables, berries, cut flowers and plant starts on 23 acres. Our produce is sold locally at Port Townsend and Chimacum farmers markets, our CSA program, our fabulous self-serve Red Dog Farmstand, and through various retailers and restaurants.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April
Internship Ends: December
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: April - December
Farmers Market Manager:
We are looking for a friendly, professional individual to run our twice weekly farmers market booths- at Port Townsend Saturday and Chimacum Sunday markets. The ideal applicant would have excellent customer service skills, be adept at multi-tasking, be able to train and lead co-workers in all market tasks, possess produce handling skills, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Educational Opportunities: Gain experience managing a farmers market booth.
Skills Desired: Responsibilities • Operate two weekly fast-paced farmers markets- managing product, staff and sales • Lead loading, transportation, delivery, and set up of the market booths • Manage a constantly changing, aesthetically beautiful produce display • Provide excellent customer service • Handle cash in a fast-paced environment • Maintain sales record sheets and be accountable for till reckoning • Train and manage the work of two other farmers market staff • Communicate regularly with the farm owner and farm manager • Make deliveries to accounts, ensuring orders are complete Background and Skills • Excellent customer service skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Experience working with a team and managing a group effectively • Experience with retail produce display • Ability to do mental math, without use of a calculator • Ability to operate high volume farmers market booths • Must have a clean drivers license and be comfortable driving large trucks • Must be capable of handling physically demanding work for extended periods of time • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions • Flexibility to adapt to changing situations
Meals: Group lunch is provided once a week.
Stipend: Compensation: $15 per hour, plus produce from the fields. Employees who return for multiple seasons will receive an annual performance-based raise.
Preferred method of Contact: Email