Solid Ground Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
205 Hidden Valley Rd
Kingston, New York , 12401

Primary Contact: Wes Hannah
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 518-528-9382
    Email: solidgroundfarm@gmail.com

Website: http://solidground.farm/jobs/

Internship information
General Farm Description: Solid Ground Farm is a a small diversified veggie farm on the outskirts of Kingston, NY focusing on vegetables and microgreens, selling through a CSA, at local farmers markets, and to a few local restaurants. We use all certified-organic practices on our 7 acres of production, and focus on producing high-quality produce for our members and customers. The farm is located in a picturesque valley in the Hurley Flats, backing up to the scenic Esopus Creek. Crew members can expect to be involved in all aspects of production and marketing, and will gain an in-depth perspective on small-scale sustainable agriculture.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 4/1/21
Internship Ends: 11/1/21
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 3/1/20, although this is a rolling hiring process, and we hope to be hired up well before the season starts.
Minimum Length of Stay: Full season

Internship Details:

We are currently seeking one additional crew member to join our four-person team for the 2021 season. In general, work days are 8-10 hours per day, and the work week is Monday to Friday. You will not be required to work on weekends, although the possibility exists if you are interested.

Day to day tasks will shift over the course of the season: you’ll be involved in greenhouse operations, planting and weeding, harvesting, post-harvest handling, deliveries, and more. You can expect to have a broad experience while also delving deeply into specific projects. We start each morning with a quick meeting to discuss plans for the day and go over new elements. Work will vary from alone to working as a part of a small farm team. All crew members will have areas of responsibility, and we are happy to develop work that addresses specific areas of interest.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has at least one season of farming experience.

We are seeking crew members who are positive, self-motivated, curious, and driven to work efficiently, even through monotonous tasks and unpleasant weather.

Compensation

These positions are an hourly position at a rate of $14/hour. Returning employees will receive an annual raise. You are also welcome to harvest veggies for personal use from the farm.

We do not currently have housing available on-farm, but we are close to Kingston, a vibrant small city with plenty of housing options.


Educational Opportunities: This is not an educational internship, but rather an opportunity to directly learn the ins and outs of a small, diversified organic vegetable farm. We will teach crew members all the skills they will need here, and we fully expect (and hope!) that crew members will ask questions and strive to learn and develop.

Skills Desired: The ideal candidate has had at least a season working on a farm already. If not that, then at least experience working outdoors, in a similar work environment. farming can be a fast-paced job at times, and it's ideal that a successful applicant is ready to jump in and is comfortable with hard work.

Meals: We do not provide lunch, although we do all eat together during the lunch break.

Stipend: We offer an hourly wage of $14 per hour.

Housing: We unfortunately are not able to house crew members on farm, but we are close to the vibrant small city of Kingston, where housing can easily be found.

Preferred method of Contact: email