intern at equinox community farm
Equinox Community Farm is currently accepting internship applications for the 2013 growing season. Equinox Community Farm is a small market farm and CSA located in Waunakee, WI just a twenty minute drive from downtown Madison.
We raise a wide variety of vegetables as well as a number of herbs, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. We will have approximately ten acres under cultivation during the 2013 growing season including land devoted to cover crops.
Our farm is Certified Naturally Grown and we are currently in organic transition. We keep about 30 laying hens, raise heritage breed pastured pork, have several meat goats, and make maple syrup. Our primary market for our produce is our CSA which will have approximately 125 shares this season; we also sell at a market in Madison. Interns will be involved with all aspects of production including greenhouse work, planting, transplanting, cultivation & weeding, harvesting, washing & packing, and working at the Farmer’s Market.
Start and end dates for the internship are flexible, but ideal candidates would start March-May and end October-November of 2013. Interns are needed for the full season with pre-arranged time off a possibility. Housing is available in the farmhouse on the property, and meals are shared. Sustainably sourced meat is served but we are very vegetarian friendly. Stipend is $200 a week for interns, in addition to room and board with an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of running a farm. Hours are typically 40-50 hours a week depending on the season, with some weekend hours necessary.
Interns must show a strong interest in and enthusiasm for local, sustainable agriculture, a strong work ethic, ability to do physically demanding work, and ability to work well alone or with others. We can also provide land, equipment, and access to our markets for individuals interested in a specific small side project to supplement income and gain experience. Please let us know if that is something you would be interested in and give us details on your ideas.
Interested applicants should check out www.equinoxcommunityfarm.com/employment for more details, and like our Facebook page (Equinox Community Farm) to see more farm photos. When applying please include a cover letter, resume, and references in an email to [email protected]