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Rolling Fork Farm
669 Curtis Road
Gravel Switch, KY 40328
Contact: Scott Gowers, email or phone
Website: http://www.rollingforkorganicfarm.com, http://www.facebook.com/RollingForkOrganicFarm
Last Updated: 01-30-2014
General Description: Our certified organic vegetable farm is located in the knobs of central Kentucky. We have 30 acres to work with. We are growing crops on 7 acres and cover cropping another 5 acres. Our farm markets its produce through a CSA and co-ops with a local Farm to School option being added. In addition to the vegetable crops we have berries and plan to add fruit trees.
We raise chickens, both layers and meat birds for our own use and for sale. We also raise pork for ourselves and some limited sales. Plan to add cattle the spring of 2014.
Part of our farm operation includes the greenhouses where we raise seedlings for transplanting into our fields as well as greenhouse tomatoes in the summer and spinach in the winter. These greenhouses also help us extend our already generous growing season nearly year round with salad greens and spinach.
Internship Starts: April 1 flexible
Internship Ends: October 31 flexible
Number of Interns: 4
App Deadline: March 1, 2014
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 months
Meals: Any thing we grow is available for interns; this includes all fresh produce, eggs, and fruit.
Skills Desired: Any farm skills are great but not necessary. Some past experience working outdoors is helpful. A good attitude and a desire to work hard and learn about sustainable organic farming is important.
Educational Opportunities: *Greenhouse management
*Starting and managing a CSA
*Small Farm marketing
Housing: Bedrooms are available in the main house for interns.
Preferred method Of Contact: Please contact us by phone or email. If calling please call before 8pm!
Internship Details: We like to work alongside our interns as much as possible and share our knowledge. We all learn as we work. The interns are involved with just about every aspect of our farm including but not limited to: Greenhouse seeding, Greenhouse tomato production, watering, Grafting, Field transplanting, field seeding, weeding, tractor work(if intern wants), harvesting, washing, packing, delivering, working with farm livestock.
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