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The Apple Farm
18501 Greenwood Rd.
Philo, CA 95466

Contact: Karen Bates, Rita Bates

Phone: 707-895-2333

Email: karen@philoapplefarm.com, applefarm@pacific.net

Website: http://www.philoapplefarm.com

Last Updated: 01-05-2018

General Description: Our farm is located in Anderson Valley, Northern California. It is a small scale family operation with a focus on our biodynamic apple orchards, annual gardens, landscaping, homestead-scale livestock, and an on-site farm stand featuring our fruit and value added products. Agritourism is another important facet of our business. We host guests on-site in our cabins, hold occasional cooking classes featuring food from our farm, and other special events such as weddings and farm dinners.

Internship Starts: 03-01-2018 or later
Internship Ends: 11-20-2018
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: None
Minimum Length of Stay: all season (more or less March-November)

Meals: Many staples and garden products available to cook with, some shared meals with staff and family

Skills Desired: Strong, smart, good with hands, willing to learn, positive attitude, ability to process information, and willing to work both independently and with a group. Lots of opportunities for self-motivated learners. It is necessary to have had 1-2 seasons of prior experience in farming and to be able to provide references.

Educational Opportunities: Opportunity to learn biodynamic orchard practices, value added product production, kitchen-garden, small scale animal husbandry (chickens, goats, pigs), agri-tourism, farmers market

Stipend: Minimum wage for 30-40 hours per week in early spring to 50+ hours per week during fall harvest . Room and board is subtracted from your paycheck amounting to around $450 per month. People who are willing to live mostly off the farm are usually able to save money during their time here.

Housing: A small cabin and handmade gypsy wagons in the orchard by the river with simple outdoor kitchen, hot shower, and outhouse. Access to laundry.

Preferred method Of Contact: Email

Internship Details: There are two different positions we wish to fill this season, with some inevitable cross-over between the two. The first is a livestock and orchard focused position, the second is farm stand management and garden assistant. Because of the nature of this listing, you will have to visit our web page for a more detailed description of each job. There is also a mission statement there that you should read before contacting us.


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