Sunny Lane Farm
Last Updated On: January 12th, 2023 at 07:49AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
302 W Sunny Ln
Eureka, Illinois, 61530
Primary Contact: Teresa Brockman
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Teresa's Fruit and Herbs is a very small, but very diverse farm located in the Mackinaw Valley in central Illinois. If you want to learn how to make a living on a very small piece of land, here's where you can learn how. We grow about 25 kinds of fruit, 30 kinds of culinary and tea herbs, and over 200 varieties of vegetable and herb starts. We specialize in vegetable and herb plant starts in the spring and fruit and herbs from June through fall. We also make and sell jams and teas made with home grown fruits and herbs year 'round. Organic practices are used everywhere on our farm. We sell our vegetable and herb starts at the Evanston Farmers' Market, the Peoria Riverfront Market, and through a 90 member CSA based in Bloomington, Peoria, Morton, and Eureka. Most of our fresh fruit is sold to our CSA members. Extra fresh fruit and herbs, as well as the teas are also available at the Peoria Riverfront Market. We offer full and part time internships for hard-working people with a desire to learn how to farm organically. We also offer part time hourly work.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: March 10 or so earliest start, May 15 latest start
Internship Ends: approx Sept 15
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: April 1
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 weeks
Interns participate in all aspects of running the farm including greenhouse work, planting, weeding, mulching, pruning, harvesting, animal chores, preparing for market, making herb teas, and putting up vegetables and fruits for winter. You must be willing to work hard and quickly in all types of weather.
Educational Opportunities: As we work together, I explain the what, why, and how of everything we do. I am keenly interested in ecology evolutionary biology, and social issues, and link what we do here with them. Interns are encouraged to ask questions and contribute thoughts.
Skills Desired: No prior experience is necessary. You should be in relatively good physical shape and have no knee or back problems as we often squat and scoot/crawl for several hours at a time.
Meals: No, but interns are welcome to use any food that we grow on the farm including vegetables, fruit, eggs, goat milk, flour, cornmeal, and one package of meat/week.
Stipend: Yes, more information upon application.
Housing: Yes, full apartment with bathroom and kitchen in lower level of my house.
Preferred method of Contact: email