Contact informationFarm Address:
2600 Bear Gulch Rd
Woodside, California , 94062
Primary Contact: Chris Barnard
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: SMIP Ranch Produce is a diverse 3-acre farm which practices sustainable, organic methods of growing mixed vegetables and flowers. SMIP is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains about 40 miles South of San Francisco and 50 miles North of Santa Cruz (about 20 minutes from Alice’s restaurant). The farm grows produce for several bay area restaurants including two which have earned Michelin stars, and a small CSA. The ranch is nestled into the redwoods with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding hills and Pacific Ocean as well as a large spring fed pond to swim and fish in that also serves to irrigate our fields solely by gravity.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: November, with possibility of extension
Number of Internship Available: 1-2 full time(starting April), 2-3 part time (Starting June)
Application Deadline: Rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months - full time
This is one of three full-time positions at SMIP beginning in April through the end of November. Additionally, part-time and possibly full-time work will be needed in January and February, dependent on the winter season. The position is a great opportunity to grow produce on a working production farm, and to work with our customers directly – the chefs and CSA members who purchase our product. Duties include but are not limited to assisting with the CSA program, harvesting, irrigation set-up and maintenance, direct seeding, watering, weeding, pest control, soil amendment and fertility, hoop house propagation, transplanting, washing and packing of produce, delivery, farm maintenance, possible tractor work, chicken duties (egg collection, watering and feeding chickens, moving chicken tractor, and cleaning).
Educational Opportunities: Working side-by-side along the farm manager is an excellent opportunity to learn the workings of our small scale, diversified vegetable and flower operation. We implement many agroecological and regenerative practices to produce delicious produce while caring for the land.
Skills Desired: • Experience working on a farm (or other relevant experience) • Available to work 45-55 hours per week; peak season will require more hours per week and winter will require less • CA Drivers License and good driving record for delivery • Will require some evening work and partial weekend work • Tractor experience or willingness to learn a plus • Dependable and passionate about farming • Due to remoteness of farm, having a personal vehicle is usually necessary
Meals: Monthly meal at a Bacchus Management Group restaurant (two of which are Michelin starred) Produce from the field and eggs from our chickens (when available)
Stipend: Monthly stipend of $1600 paid bi-weekly as 1099
Housing: Use of trailer on site with shared kitchen/bathroom/laundry facilities
Preferred method of Contact: Email