We are looking for two or three individuals who are interested in learning more about farming: gardening, raising animals, food preservation, basic building skills and caring for God’s creation to join our family this summer for a part-time internship (1 day a week).
Our promise to our summer interns is that you will not just be learning farm skills, you will also be joining our family. This means that you will not be weeding our garden alone. In fact, there very well may be little hands helping you each day which definitely adds to the fun of the farm. (This is good news for you because the kids don’t forget when it is time to break for popsicles!) Also, we will share farm-to-table lunches, enjoying the fruits of our labor, sharing rich conversation.
This is an unpaid internship, but if you have ever had any interest in farming, gardening, animal care or learning more about eating your own homegrown food, this is the perfect hands-on opportunity for to grow in your own knowledge. No prior experience needed. Just a good attitude and a willingness to learn.
What you will be doing varies from day to day. You may be weeding the garden and picking tomatoes one day. You may be collecting eggs or moving the mobile chicken coop another day. You may help organize the barn, making it ready to fill with hay bales.
• Caring for animals (we have chickens, goats, sheep, and pigs)
• Picking fruit and making jams
• Planting and weeding a huge garden
• Harvesting and canning vegetables
• Making farm products like goat milk soap
Every day of the year is different on a family farm. There is always work to be done, but it is often not strenuous.
Application deadline is March 18, 2020.
When: Summer 2020, April through August. One day per week. During special events we may need extra help.
Where: At our family farm in Northfield, Minnesota