The Good Earth

Contact information
Farm Address:
28318 466th Ave
Lennox, South Dakota, 57039-5631

Primary Contact: Nancy Kirstein
Secondary Contact: Jeff Kirstein

Primary Phone:
    Number: 6059297394

Secondary Phone
    Number: 6053760819



Internship information
General Farm Description: Small vegetable farm located in eastern South Dakota. We grow dozens of varieties of vegetables and sell through a CSA and an on farm vegetable stand. We are not certified organic, but do meet or exceed the National Organic Program rules and regulations. This upcoming season we are exploring the world of agrotourism in addition to our 100+ person CSA. As an intern, your primary focus would be on the CSA and learning all that you can about growing vegetables in a relatively short season. We also do some canning and have a few on-farm events and a pumpkin patch at the end of the season. We are located 15 minutes south of the Sioux Falls, SD.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: May 15-June 1st (flexible)
Internship Ends: Oct 1 (will also consider a shorter stay depending on candidate)
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: May 15th
Minimum Length of Stay: All Season

Internship Details:

40+ hours per week internship–some weeks it’s a little more, some a little less. Learn all aspects of small farm food production, from seed to harvest. Marketing, equipment, irrigation, fertilization, plant health, customer service, food safety, food preservation, animal care, etc.

Educational Opportunities: Hands-on education. Job will include starting plants from seed, transplanting, direct seeding, drip irrigation planning and setup, weeding, pest control, plant health diagnosis and treatment, harvesting, washing, packing, working at a stand, handling money, operating a tractor with various implements, operating several hand tools, marketing and social media, processing and canning vegetables, livestock care, customer service, and overall land/farm management. Valid driver's license required.

Skills Desired: No. Just a good attitude.

Meals: Yes

Stipend: Yes

Housing: Yes

Preferred method of Contact: any