The Farm at Our House
Last Updated On: November 1st, 2023 at 01:00PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
19715 Zion Rd
Brookeville, -- , 20833
Primary Contact: Marc Grossman
Secondary Contact: Anh Doan
Email: 240 489 1368
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The Farm at Our House's mission is to to grow fresh produce sustainably and provide work development opportunities for young people. We are located in Brookeville, Maryland, 15 miles north of Washington, DC. We grow certified organic small fruits and vegetables and raise honey bees on 12 acres. We manage an additional 14 acres. The farm is located on 140 acres owned by Our House www.our-house.org , a residential job training center for young men ages 16-21. We do not own land, but have farmed at the same location for over a decade and have a formal agreement to do so. Last year we grossed $280,000, managed a 200 member 24-28 week CSA, sold at 2 local farmers market, and began a delivery program. We hope to maintain the dramatic growth we experienced last year. We operate one greenhouse, 3 high tunnels and possess 4 walk in refrigeration units. We are great farm to work for if you are interested in learning how to grow mixed vegetables sustainably and efficiently, enjoy working with a truly diverse group of people and are interested in taking on additional responsibility as you develop your farming craftsmanship. Learn more about us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheFarmAtOurHouse/
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: Dec. 15th
Number of Internship Available: 2 Full Time Crew Members and 2 summer apprentices
Application Deadline: Rolling, but the sooner the better
Minimum Length of Stay:
Implement daily priorities and policies as determined by farm owner and farm manager. Lead and perform field work, including planting, cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, post-harvest handling of crops; assist with mushroom production, equipment maintenance, repair and requisition, greenhouse and high tunnel maintenance and supervision and property landscaping; Identify crop selection including crops specific to Southeast Asia.
Possibly represent farm at weekly farmers markets or CSA pickup site; ensure delivery of produce to wholesale customers and individuals; manage produce allocation among market, wholesale and CSA; contribute to newsletter, website, social media presence and marketing materials. Potential to participate in budgeting, crop rotation planning, crop/variety selection, capital project planning exists. Ensure work is documented; sales are recorded and organic certification requirements are met. Two opportunities to receive a pay raise exist during the course of the season and promotion to assistant farm manager at the conclusion of August and year-round work are also possible. Start date- ASAP.
We are ultimately looking to train someone to become a year round assistant farm manager.
Educational Opportunities: Free access to literature, workshops and newsletters in addition to on the job learning
Skills Desired: Construction, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and website design skills are always welcome
Meals: We provoide free produce and do on occassion have potluck lunches.
Stipend: Pay starts between $15-$16/hr depending on experience for full time crew members. Summer apprentices receive a stipend that works out to about $12/hour. All farm crew members get access to free produce.
Housing: Not at the moment
Preferred method of Contact: E-Mail