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Happy Jack's Produce and Pumpkin Farm
966 Hickman Hill Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Contact: Richard Jones, David Jones

Phone: 502-695-7518

Email: rwjhappy@gmail.com, dwjfree@gmail.com

Last Updated: 08-25-2015

General Description: Happy Jack's is a family owned and operated farm located along the south fork of the Elkhorn Creek in Frankfort, KY. We began produce operations in 1996 and have grown to specialize in a wide variety of vegetables and fruits as well as pumpkins and fall/winter squash in the Fall. Late winter and early spring consist of starting seeds in the greenhouse preparing for transplant and spring through fall are busy with harvest of all crops including sweet corn, heirloom and red tomatoes, various potato varieties, watermelons, cantaloupe, peaches, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, cucumbers,squash, green beans, peas, bell peppers, eggplant, onions, and the list grows annually. On the weekends our family travels to various popular farmers markets in central Kentucky to provide fresh local produce. In the fall we focus efforts towards our U-Pick pumpkin patch including many jack-o-lantern, giant, and white varieties as well as harvest various squashes including butternut, spaghetti, acorn, cushaw, and many more.

Internship Starts: 09-1-2015 and/or 04-1-2016
Internship Ends: 10-31-2015 and/or 10-31-2016
Number of Interns: 3
App Deadline: 2015 season 9-30-15 2016 season 2-29-2016
Minimum Length of Stay: one month

Meals: Produce from the farm available

Skills Desired: Somebody who enjoys working outside and is willing to learn as jobs may change weekly during the season.

Educational Opportunities: Hands-on learning by being in the field and our family will be more than happy to answer any questions related to farming, crop production, land management, irrigation, etc. Also two research Universities (Kentucky and Kentucky State) are located within 30 minutes from the farm and opportunities to visit seminars and demonstrations will be available.

Stipend: $400/month

Housing: There is a house located on the farm that would be available as part of the internship.

Preferred method Of Contact: Call or Email is acceptable

Internship Details: We have an internship available for our pumpkin season to finish off the 2015 harvest year. Internship would begin the first of September and be completed the end of October. This internship would specialize on our fall harvests. Also listed is an internship for the 2016 farm season from the first of April to the end of October and would allow the intern to work throughout all aspects of production from seeding, planting, maintenance, and harvest. Both internships will require a typical 40+ hour work week and help at the farmer's markets on Saturdays.


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