Be our next Farm Intern!
This is a full-time hourly paid farm position.
Job Description: You will be involved in all aspects of the farm, including seeding, planting, harvesting, sorting, weeding, and mulching. You will be expected to help keep the greenhouse and packing station tidy, including washing flats and harvest containers. You will assist us at our busy farmer’s market stands, help us pack our CSA, and help manage our laying hens. Additional duties may include deliveries, helping with bakery production, packaging bread, or cleaning tasks in the bakery.
Skills desired: You are a good fit to for this position if you love making and sharing good food and if our farm+bakery business model excites you. You get pleasure in seeing (and eating) the fruits of your hard work. You want to learn more about what it takes to run a successful farm business, and how to grow nutritious and delicious food. You are a self-starter who can anticipate tasks and you work well independently and with others. You take pride in performing routine tasks quickly and efficiently while attending to detail, and you are able to problem-solve on the fly. You are punctual, able to safely lift fifty pounds, and able to meet deadlines. You can perform physically-demanding tasks outside in all kinds of weather. You are thoughtful, inquisitive, and find joy in hard work, food, and good company.
Compensation: This is an hourly paid position starting at $8/hr. Expect to work full time, with 50+ hour weeks possible at the peak of the season.
Housing: There are two options for housing on the farm. One option is a room in our house. You would share the house kitchen with us. The second option is a one room cabin with a sleeping loft. The cabin has electricity, and comes with a microwave, hot plate, and mini-fridge. There is a kitchen sink with running water, and the bathroom is about 20 steps away in our house. If you choose to live on the farm, rent is $150/month, utilities, laundry, everything included. We have three cats, so no additional pets please. Each season, we employ two full time people, one who is primarily farm help (you!) and one who is primarily bakery help. Whoever is hired first will get their first choice of the two housing options.
Minimum Length of Stay: There is some flexibility with start and end dates, but you must stay the full season.
Educational Opportunities: We are a small farm, so you will be involved in every aspect of our operation including: greenhouse management, planting, cultivating, harvesting, chicken management, and marketing. We will train you to do a farmer's market with us every week. During the season, we will tour other ecological farms in our area.
As part of Little Hat Creek Farm, you will be connected to a growing network of like-minded farms and grain professionals in the Mid-Atlantic who are working towards a thriving regional foodshed. We make a point of sharing the details of our farming, baking, and business practices, so we encourage you to ask questions so that we can help you realize your goals.
You will have free access to unsold farm produce, eggs, bread and pastries, plus trading rights at market for things we don't produce, like meat and cheese.
To apply, please submit your 1-page resume and cover letter to littlehatcreek "at" gmail.com. In your cover letter, please tell us what motivates you to be a part of a regional food system.
This position is open until filled.