Starbright Acres Family Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
12575 Polaris Drive
Grass Valley, California, 95949

Primary Contact: Aleta Barrett
Secondary Contact: Ken Barrett

Primary Phone:
    Number: 5302635380

Secondary Phone
    Number: 5303189631


Internship information
General Farm Description: Starbright Acres Farm is a micro farm located on three separate sites in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. There are 4 acres in cultivation with 30+ varieties of annual vegetables. Starbright produce is sold at farmers markets, restaurants, food hubs, local grocery stores and an on-site farm stand.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 2/1/23
Internship Ends: 11/30/23
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: December 31, 2022
Minimum Length of Stay: 10 months

Internship Details:

Starbright is hiring for the 2023 season!

Open Positions:

Farm Intern: 1-2 openings, 20-30 hrs wk, Feb-Oct, $15.50 hr + farm credit

Farm Crew: 1-2 openings, 30-35 hrs wk, Feb-Oct, $16-18 hr DOE + farm credit

Field Work Supervisor: 1 opening, 40 hrs wk, Feb-Oct $20 hr + farm credit


o Must be able to commit for the full season Feb 1, 2023 – Oct 31, 2023

o Current driver’s license and clean driving record

o Bank account for electronic payroll

o Proof of Covid vaccination will be requested at time of hire.

Farm Internship Position

No experience needed. Entry level position. Minimum wage. $1.00 per hour farm produce credit. Housing is not included. Paychecks are issued biweekly. Must be able to take instruction from more experienced team members and learn quickly. Must be happy to jump in with both feet on any and all farm work activities with a positive attitude.

Farm Crew Job Description

Minimum two-years experience working on small vegetable farm. 30-35 hrs wk, Feb-Oct, $16-18 hr DOE + farm credit. $1.00 per hour farm produce credit. Housing is not included. Paychecks are issued biweekly. Starbright employees are passionate about farming and eager to participate in the hard work and joy of growing food for our community. All positions will share farm work duties and will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of farming tasks including but not limited to bed prep., seeding, propagating starts, potting up, transplanting, weeding, trellising, harvesting, washing, packing and selling over 30 crop varieties. Everyone takes turns preparing Friday farm lunch for the crew. Crew members must be reliable, timely, and willing to commit for at least one full season. Starbright employees exhibit a positive attitude, hard work ethic and team mentality. Must be able to work long, hard days in both hot sun and wet cold while bending, lifting, carrying loads of more than 50#, kneeling and walking for extended periods of time. First and foremost employees must be fast and efficient workers with internal drive and motivation. Employees will participate in selling at farmers markets and must be good with numbers and enjoy providing excellent customer service.

Field Work Supervisor Job Description

40 hrs wk, Feb-Oct $20 hr + $1.00 per hour farm produce credit. Housing is not included. Paychecks are issued biweekly. Must have experience working on diversified vegetable farm(s) and managing farm workers. Must have a thorough understanding of the expectations and operations of the farm. Must be observant and knowledgeable about the crops, systems and processes used at Starbright. Must be able to troubleshoot and solve problems.

Must be able to supervise and instruct other team members. Must be willing to take the lead and motivate the team. Must be able to notice, identify and communicate efficiencies and inefficiencies to others. Must be comfortable asking for help and advice. Should be the first to arrive and the last to leave. Will be responsible for thinking ahead to gather tools and supplies needed for the work to be done. Be safety minded and ensure the team is working safely. Responsible for caring for team members if there is an injury, illness or other concern. Must be willing to work until what needs to be done is done. Must be willing to be on call for urgent situations. (i.e. – major irrigation leak, shade structure collapse, orders that were missed or had a problem)

Educational Opportunities: We are eager to find a compatible farm worker, passionate about farming and ready to come grow amazing quantities of produce per acre on our micro farm. You will be involved in every aspect of farming on our farm. At weekly meetings we share information about the financial wellbeing of the farm, gross sales and progress on farm financial goals. We invite participation in and enjoy sharing our goal setting and crop planning process. We look forward to reading your cover letter regarding why you should be the newest team member at Starbright Acres Family Farm.

Skills Desired: Preferred skills/experience o Two years of experience working on small produce farms or related experience. o Expert in all things irritation, we mean irrigation :) o Experience operating farm equipment: BCS, Tractor, etc. o Construction, plumbing, electrical work o Greenhouse/Nursery starts propagation and care o Comfortable with computers – email, google docs, word, excel o Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, etc.

Meals: no

Stipend: Yes, see Internship Description

Housing: no

Preferred method of Contact: email