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Red Dog Farm
PO Box 402
Chimacum, WA 98325
Last Updated: 12-17-2018
General Description: Red Dog Farm is a 23-acre organic farm with 17 acres in vegetable and berry production. Located on the Olympic Peninsula just 10 miles from Port Townsend, we are nestled in the beautiful Center Valley of Chimacum, Washington. We produce crops year-round and sell to two local farmers markets, to local restaurants and wholesalers, through our CSA program, and at our own self-serve farm stand.
Red Dog Farm is a production farm with a strong focus on efficiency, crop diversity, and customer satisfaction. We spend the vast majority of our time harvesting, washing and packing. We utilize tractors for the majority of our weeding and field preparation. At our summer peak we have up to 15 crew members on the team. Check us out at reddogfarm.net and our job descriptions and applications at reddogfarm.net/staff.
Internship Starts: 05-01-2019
Internship Ends: 12-20-2019
Number of Interns: 3
App Deadline: 05-01-2019
Minimum Length of Stay:
Skills Desired: Background and Skills for the Field Crew Positions:
One season previous farm experience preferred but not necessary
Flexibility and desire to learn new methods and farm systems
Good communication skills
Energetic, fun and motivated personality
Excellent work ethic and positive attitude
Conscientious and able to work with all kinds of people
Strong back and knees
Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
Willingness to fully commit to the farm for the season
These are hourly paid jobs not internships. You will be taught everything you need to know to complete the tasks expected of you. There is a lot to learn throughout the season, but no formal emphasis on teaching.
Compensation: Wages are paid hourly. Please see the job description on our website: reddogfarm.net/staff for job specific wages and information.
Housing is not included.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email
Internship Details: We have several full-time Field Crew positions for the 2019 May/June start and Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec end times (post season winter work can be negotiated). Ideal field crew applicants are smart, tough, detail-oriented, possess a strong interest in food and farming, enjoy working on a team, and are ready for a new challenge. Ideal applicants also seek employment for several years, with an interest in growing in experience and responsibilities with the farm. Full job description is available on our website (www.reddogfarm.net/staff).
The primary responsibility is to harvest, wash and pack produce
Utilize and update paperwork to record tasks completed
Perform field work including but not limited to transplanting, hand weeding, hoeing, and moving irrigation
Assist at weekend farmers markets, up to two shifts per month
Perform some or most of the following non-field work: greenhouse work, plant starts, delivering, tractor driving and farm stand stocking
To view job descriptions and download an application, visit www.reddogfarm.net/staff. Applications are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled.
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