Hiring and Volunteering
I hire several workers every year for the summer season. The number will depend on how many returning folks I have! Duties include the full range of small scale farming work, such as bed preparation, transplanting, weeding, harvesting and washing produce. Individual schedules can be flexible as long as I get my harvest days staffed. Specific farm work experience is not necessary, but I strongly prefer someone who has some experience with outdoors physical labor.
Farming can be hard work while being repetitive and also requires a lot of attention to detail. Make sure you are comfortable with the thought of weeding for hours or hauling and washing thousands of roots in an afternoon, even in cold or rainy weather!
I no longer offer internships. My crew is critical to my success and to my ability to pull this off, and I have come to the conclusion that that relationship deserves paid recompense. However, I worked with interns for several years and have taught Organic Farming classes. I love to teach what I know and can talk about farming longer than anyone wants to hear!
In general, I start adults at $10 per hour and can offer more to someone with the right experience. Anyone who has worked for me can also attest to the fact that you get to take home as much produce as you can use, and then some! Teens 16 and older are welcome to apply, and I have been known to make exceptions for the right younger teens. Hourly wage may be lower dependent on age and work experience. And if you are old enough to work for me, you are old enough to contact me about it yourself, instead of having a parent do it!
I am pretty much always open to volunteers! Please contact me to discuss details, and keep in mind that the work is likely to be weeding or harvesting. But probably weeding. I am happy to trade produce for work. If you bring young children, they need to be supervised. And in my experience most young children really do not make good or happy weeders....