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resources from washington state dept. of ag

 The Washington State Department of Agriculture has two projects with video resources to share with the Greenhorns community. One is Bridging the GAPs, which addresses food safety on small and diversified farms. The other is a Farm Wisdom video series, where farmers share their expertise and ingenuity by showing ways they utilize innovative and viable business and […]

Posted: March 20 2012
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assistant field manager, sunshine farm

 The Sunshine Farm is a diverse 100-acre farm that includes tree fruit, vegetables, vineyards, cattle, chickens, a winery, and a vibrant farm market.  We grow about 3 acres of organic vegetables in fields that benefit from great soil, marvelous sunshine, and sweeping views of Lake Chelan.  In addition to selling produce at our own market, […]

Posted: February 21 2012
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farmstead meatsmith march classes

those meat maniacs are at it again! you can take one of their fabulous classes at their shop on vashon island:  sausage on feb 25th & march 16 pig slaughter: march 8, 9, 10 pork butchery: march 15 curing: march 17th more info at: http://www.farmsteadmeatsmith.com/?page_id=480

Posted: February 16 2012
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job at cloudview eco farm, washington

Lead Grower(s) for new Market Garden Project Cloudview EcoFarms are developing a market garden and farm stand near the towns of Ephrata & Soap Lake, WA. We are looking for a couple of people to co-create this project with us, living on-site and farming the land for vegetables. There is also a lot of land […]

Posted: February 2 2012
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seeking farm manager - WA

Viva Farms seeks a farm manager to join our fun, dynamic and high performance team. This is a management level position that has the opportunity to build out and lead the production team. View the full job announcement. Available immediately, open until filled. Viva Farms, founded in 2009, is a leading and nationally recognized program […]

Posted: January 24 2012
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farm job on beautiful lake chelan

VEGETABLE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT THE SUNSHINE FARM CHELAN, WA The Sunshine Farm is a diverse 100-acre farm that includes tree fruit, vegetables, vineyards, cattle, chickens, a winery, and a vibrant farm market.  We grow about 3 acres of organic vegetables in fields that benefit from great soil, marvelous sunshine, and sweeping views of Lake Chelan.  In addition to selling produce at our own market, we run a CSA, […]

Posted: December 22 2011
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Greenbank Farm seeking farmers

Greenbank, WA—November 25, 2011. Maryon Attwood, Program Director of the Greenbank Farm Agriculture Training Center, announced that the Training Center for new farmers is accepting students for the 2012-growing season. The mission of the Greenbank Farm Agriculture Training Center programs is to cultivate farmers, food & community and provide the skills and confidence required for […]

Posted: December 1 2011
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Walla Walla Screening TONIGHT!

Student Agriculture at Whitman invites you to a screening of a fantastic 45-minute film that explores the lives of America's young farming community. The Greenhorns is a documentary from a national grassroots nonprofit organization that supports young agrarians across the country. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd at 6 PM* THE GREENHORNS WALLA WALLA PUBLIC LIBRARY This film is free and open […]

Posted: November 3 2011
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food to bank on incubator slots open!

FOOD TO BANK ON is a three-year farmer incubation project that connects beginning sustainable farmers with business training, markets and mentorship, while providing farm-fresh product to food banks and shelters.

Posted: October 13 2011
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organic farm for sale in washington

Orting, WA -- Part of PCC Farmland Trust's Orting Valley Farms, 27 acres, 24 tillable available for lease, lease with option to buy, or sale. Landowner would like to see this gorgeous soil used for some crops and small livestock. 1 large dairy barn, 1 milk barn, 2 pole barns, large cement pad, 1 small […]

Posted: October 13 2011
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new classes from meatsmith

Dear Greenhorns, Fall is come, and with that, the Harvest.  Many of you have entrusted your animals to us this season; we thank you for the work.  This October we're transforming the butchering of 1 pig and 3 sheep into personal practicum opportunities.  

Posted: October 4 2011
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this monday!

Please RSVP for the Squeeze here: http://tinyurl.com/2011squeeze

Posted: September 30 2011
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some herb farm work in washington, starts this winter

Internship at Sweet Briar Herb Farm Full time position working on a market gardening farm. The farm is certified organic and some restrictions apply. The applicant will be working a minimum of 40 hours a week and often 6 days, meals and housing are provided. The intern will work in greenhouses and outside gardens. Planting […]

Posted: September 29 2011
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save the date! 2nd annual wa young farmers mixer

Washington Young Farmers Coalition / The Greenhorns (Apple) Squeeze Everyone is Welcome! Monday October 3rd 2011 at 5pm at the McLane Grange #383 in Olympia 931 Delphi Road SW, Olympia, WA 98512 Potluck, Cider Pressing, Seed Swap, Spit Roast, Workshops, Square Dancing, and live music with Pickled Okra! Bring a dish to share, seeds to […]

Posted: September 8 2011
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more from farmstead meatsmith

Farmstead Meatsmith has a few more classes lined up for the fall.  Please contact [email protected] or206.463.6328 for reservations. Chicken Harvest and Feast at La Biondo What:  Farmstead Meatsmith is pairing with La Biondo Farm and Kitchen to present our next Chicken Harvest Feast. These are glorious events encompassing in one day everything that will advance the agrarian renaissance.  You work […]

Posted: September 7 2011
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is your future in farming?

12-week course starts Sept 20 in Everett. Growing New Farmers Critical to Regional Food Security Ensuring there are enough people with the skills to step into the shoes of retiring farmers is the focus of 12-week course. According  to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the number of farmers  continues to shrink, their average age […]

Posted: September 5 2011
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Viva Farms is hiring an AmeriCorps position

Viva Farms is hiring an AmericaCorps position in Skagit County, WA. The Sustainable Food and Farming Intern will perform a broad set of functions to assist the project. The start date has been extended to 9/15. For more information and to apply: SCORE-Sustainable Food and Farming Intern https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=41922 You will need to build an application […]

Posted: September 1 2011
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outdoor screening at Marra Farm

Posted: August 22 2011
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sign up for the localize this action camp

Localize This! August 14-21, 2011 - Register TODAY! Join Activists & Organizers from Across the US for a Training That Will Transform Your Activism Attend all or part, but register TODAY at LocalizeThis.org This Summer on Vashon Island, WA, the Backbone Campaign is hosting the third annual Localize This! Artful Activism Camp, an intensive training […]

Posted: July 28 2011
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nice work Seattle

showing leadership. Food Systems Coordinator $35.38 – 53.07/hour plus Excellent Benefits The Office of Sustainability and Environment is seeking candidates interested in furthering the City of Seattle’s Food Initiative, an effort to increase access to healthy and affordable food for all, promote urban agriculture and foster the growth of local food economies.  Currently, a part-time […]

Posted: July 14 2011
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job opportunites in the NW

Oregon Tilth is hiring for two positions, check them out! Certification Directorhttp://tilth.org/about/job-openings/certification-director Inspector/Reviewerhttp://tilth.org/about/job-openings/inspector-reviewer ----------------------------- PCC Farmland Trust hiring Conservation Project Manager PCC Farmland Trust (PCC FT) is seeking an experienced, organized, highly-motivated professional to serve as Conservation Project Manager. PCC FT secures, preserves and stewards threatened farmland in the Northwest, ensuring that generations of local […]

Posted: July 4 2011
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upcoming tilth producers farm walks

Join us for late season farm walks! Mark your calendar & visit our upcoming farm walk page to register. Here is the line up: Monday, June 27 - Templeton Farm, Chewelah Small Scale Poultry & Marketing Operation Monday, July 11 - Cloudview EcoFarms Diverse Organic Vegetable Operation Meets Community & Biodiversity Monday, July 18 - […]

Posted: June 23 2011
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save this hereford breeding stock!

Time to step it up, Greenhorns. Go Go Northwest Farmerfolk! We need to find a home (or as many homes as possible) for a group of pure blood, AHA Registered Hereford hogs ASAP!  These are top-notch, of the highest quality breeding stock, fully accustomed to each other and are of prime breeding age. You could […]

Posted: June 14 2011
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summer-fall internship @ monteillet fromagerie

2011 Monteillet Fromagerie Internship Opportunity: Monteillet Fromagerie is the first artisan-farmstead cheese maker in the lush wine country of Walla Walla Valley. Featuring a Grade A dairy and cheese making facility, the Monteillets have been producing traditional hand-ladled chevres (goat) and brebis (sheep) milk cheese since 2002. In addition to pasture-grazed Alpine goats and East […]

Posted: June 8 2011
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two job opportunites in washington

Dairy Goat internship at St John Creamery and Farmer's Market manager at Boisfort Valley Farm. See below for more info.

Posted: June 2 2011
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no-till internship

Learn no-till, natural farming: an Internship opportunity at Good Earth, San Juan Island, WA Unlike most commercial growing ventures, Good Earth is centered on the holistic well-being of people and planet. We try not to separate the physical, mental and spiritual. Everything is connected to everything else. Our project reaches out as an educational resource […]

Posted: June 1 2011
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still looking for an internship?

Just getting out of college & want to work on a farm this summer? Some farms are still hiring. Let Us Farm LLC in Oakville, WA is looking for 1-2 more interns to round out their crew. They are a direct market vegetable farm (with chickens too) on the banks of the Chehalis River selling […]

Posted: May 26 2011
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Work Trade Position at Peace of the Earth Farm

Just wanted to put the word out there that we are looking for another addition to our farm's crew. This is a work trade position that offers room, board, a strong educational component, and a few extra perks including natural beekeeping, fiber spinning, and instructor guided yoga. Pictures of the farm and more information about […]

Posted: May 12 2011
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it's not too late to get a farm job!

The Sunshine Farm is looking for a farm crew member to help out in our vegetable fields.  Live and work as part of a diverse, progressive farm in beautiful Lake Chelan (see above).   More information available at www.thesunshinefarm.com/employment.  Pay starts at $9/hour.  On-farm housing is available. Contact Rachel Evans The Sunshine Farm & Tunnel […]

Posted: May 5 2011
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farm manager on guemes island

Gaia Rising Farm on Guemes Island is beginning its first season selling shares as a member supported farm whose goal is helping transition our community to a less energy intensive future. Our focus this season will be on growing staple crops such as small grains, dry beans, onions, corn and potatoes. We need a farm […]

Posted: April 26 2011
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washington tilth farm walks

Tilth Producers and WSU Small Farms Program 2011 Early Season Farm Walks Cost:  $10 for Tilth Producers members, students and interns. $15 for non-members For more information: [email protected] or call 206-632-7506 These farm walks are always informative and amazing. Highly recommended! Check out all the young farmers featured this year: Red Dog Farm, Welcome Table […]

Posted: April 21 2011
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nash farm tour

The annual farm tour at Nash's Organic Produce in Sequim is coming up. Special discount price for farmers if you call into the PCC Farmland Trust office to sign up (206) 547-9855. Also, word is there's a barn dance that evening, so stick around for that too Cultivating the Next Generation of Farmers Join PCC […]

Posted: April 11 2011
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Farmlink Land Seeker Meeting - Everett, WA

Washington FarmLink invites you to join... Land Seeker & New Farmer Workshop May 2, 2011; 4:00 - 8:00 pm WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium, Everett, WA

Posted: March 31 2011
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local produce around the dock

Check out the Farm Boat Floating Market Why Deliver Farm Goods by Boat? Thousands of vessels plied the waters between Puget Sound and Alaska a century ago, delivering fresh local farm produce, lumber and passengers to welcoming ports along the way. The inland waters of the Northwest was once a bustling highway linking even the […]

Posted: March 31 2011
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new farmer mentoring program @ Jubilee Farm

self-supporting young farmer corps are popping up all over. here is one focusing on mentoring Local Organic Farmers Offer New-Farmer Mentoring Carnation, WA — A meeting for people interested in starting their own organic farm under the mentorship of experienced farmers will be held on March 12 from 11:00-1:00 at Jubilee Farm in Carnation. The […]

Posted: March 9 2011
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Washington Young Farmers Coalition

A note from friends out west who have formed the Washington Young Farmer's Coalition. That's what we like to see!What other newly founded state/regional/local young farmer coalitions are out there? tell us! "Since the success of the first Washington State Young Farmer’s Mixer last October (thanks Greenhorns!) we’ve been brainstorming, dreaming, potlucking, e-mailing and networking;  now […]

Posted: March 6 2011
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FIELD program on the olympic peninsula

"Interested in farming on the Pacific Northwest? Want to spend the summer surrounded by the beauty of the Olympics? The FIELD program is looking for interested interns to come out and farm on the Olympic Peninsula! We are a new internship program, associated with Washington State University and a host of farmers (young and old) in Jefferson County. Our goal is to provide a new generation of […]

Posted: March 3 2011
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grow for a restaurant

Greenhorns! Here are two opportunities to grow food for some fancy local food resaurants in Washington, sent to us by our friends at Cascade Harvest Coalition: Trellis is seeking interns and farm hands to work in our kitchen garden, greenhouses and orchard for the 2011 season. Please contact Brian Scheehser:  [email protected] and from the Herbfarm: […]

Posted: February 17 2011
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let's get someone hip

National Public Radio Reporter/Correspondent, Agriculture Job Description This full-time, radio and online reporter focuses on food, agriculture and nutrition, putting them in a larger context of consumer safety, federal oversight, energy policies, environmental impact, scientific developments, politics, as well as global development and relations. The reporter develops radio ideas/proposals for reports and programs; responds to […]

Posted: February 10 2011
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farm manager wanted

The Guemes and Fidalgo Islands Staple Foods Project is setting up a CSA whose goal is helping transition our community to a less energy intensive future. Our focus this season will be on growing staple crops such as small grains,dry beans, garlic, onions, corn and potatoes. We need a farm manager who will be responsible […]

Posted: February 9 2011