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That Guy's Family Farm
394 State Route 380
Clarksville, OH 45113

Contact: Guy Ashmore, Sandy Ashmore

Phone: 937-289-3151

Email: guy@thatguysfamilyfarm.com

Website: http://www.thatguysfamilyfarm.com

Last Updated: 01-10-2017

General Description: We are a 48 acre certified organic farm, raising 4-5 acres of organic produce. We also raise laying hens, and some pastured poultry. During the the main growing season (May-October) our farm sells at one farmers' market, supplies Cincinnati restaurants with fresh produce, offers a CSA, and has a wholesale account with local grocery chain Dorothy Lane Market. During the fall and winter (November-March) we offer a CSA and attend a monthly farmers' market. Our daughter, Nellie, runs a cut flower farm business off of our farm called That Girl's Flowers. She works alongside us in the fields growing and harvesting flowers. We firmly believe that healthy soil leads to healthy plants, healthy animals, healthy people, and ultimately to a healthy community. We are striving for a harmonious partnership with the land, which will provide nutritious food for our family and the people we sell to.

Internship Starts: May 1, 2017
Internship Ends: 10/31/17 optional November
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 months

Meals: A farm to table lunch will be provided each work day, and all farm members share this meal together. Produce and eggs from the farm are free for the taking.

Skills Desired:

Educational Opportunities: We will educate an intern on organic farming practices. Each day provides new opportunities for an intern to learn how to care for plants as the season progresses. Our farm offers a unique experience, where an intern can explore our fields, woods, and creeks and learn from nature and agriculture working together. In addition to education on the farm, we will frequently go on field trips to neighboring sustainable farms. The farm has a large library of books and magazines related to farming, food issues, and nutrition. Interns are encouraged to take advantage of this resource.

Stipend: $125 per week

Housing: Housing is provided in a small cabin on the farm along the river. It has electric, water, internet, a gas stove, a sink, beds, a table, and a private bathroom in the main house. The farm is close the town of Wilmington, or 30 miles from Cincinnati or Dayton.

Preferred method Of Contact: email or phone

Internship Details: An intern is expected to help in all aspects of raising, harvesting, and selling produce. This means he or she will be in the field learning and practicing methods of planting, cultivating, weeding, and harvesting vegetables. Out of the field interns will pack produce for market, restaurant orders, and CSA shares. In addition to produce, interns are expected to help with livestock. Moving and watering poultry may be daily activities, as well as collecting eggs from the laying hens.


 

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