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Nettles Farm
4300 Matia View Drive
Lummi Island, WA 98262 - 8711

Contact: Anna McHugh


Email: annaroyce@gmail.com

Website: http://www.nettlesfarm.com, http://www.willows-inn.com

Last Updated: 03-17-2011

General Description: Nettles Farm on Lummi Island seeks interns for the 2011 season. Work will be at 2 sites on the island; the 2.5 acre Nettles Farm and 3 acres at Three Pheasants Farm, five minutes from Nettles. Both are mixed vegetable operations, growing a wide variety of produce. Additionally, Nettles has a small orchard and variety of berries. Produce supplies the Willows Inn restaurant, recently named “one of ten restaurants worth a plane ride in 2011” by the New York Times. Additionally, farm produce is sold at the weekly island farmers’ market.

Internship Starts: Mid-April
Internship Ends: Early August
Number of Interns: 4
App Deadline: Until position is filled.
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 Weeks

Meals: Produce, eggs, and other staples.

Skills Desired: No experience necessary, minimum three-week stay, 30/hrs. work per week. We’re looking for hard-workers with positive attitudes! Please send a resume and a brief description of why you’re interested in a farming internship to the farm manager: Anna McHugh at annaroyce@gmail.com.

Educational Opportunities: Learning opportunities include all aspects of vegetable production (weeding, transplanting, harvesting, bed prep.), animal husbandry, and opportunities to participate in the production of value-added products. Interns work alongside the three farmers, providing ample opportunity for questions/discussion.

Stipend: Private room in furnished home. Most food staples will be provided. Opportunity to live and work on a beautiful island landscape.

Housing: Housing provided in farmhouse located on farm property, only a 1/4 mile from beach/ocean.

Preferred method Of Contact: Email

Internship Details: Our interns will be expected to help with the day-to-day responsibilities on the farm. These include: weeding beds; harvesting, washing, and packing produce; feeding animals; collecting and washing eggs; working at the farmers’ market booth; greenhouse work, etc.


 

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