Organic Farm Internship

Name of Position: 
Organic Farm Internship
Name of Farm: 
Graham’s Farm Market
County where farm is located: 
Haliburton
Description of farm business: 
Graham’s Farm Market grows nutrient dense local organic fruit, vegetables, farm fresh eggs, meat birds, cut flowers and preserves. We sell through 3 local farmers’ markets, farm gate, and to local restaurants. We focus on the principles and practices of small farm operations using innovative farming techniques with sustainable agriculture on 65 acres along the Gull River. Growing a variety of fruits and vegetables on 6 acres, with a small apiary for crop pollination allows our farm to serve as a model of sustainable, organic agriculture & appropriate land stewardship. We will provide opportunities to participate in responsible environmental leadership, growing organic food, & fostering a sense of community, while working together & enjoying the outdoors.
CRAFT farm: 
yes
Description of position: 
Looking for folks who are enthusiastic, willing to learn with hands-on experience and have a serious interest in farming. Interns will work as part of a team alongside the farmers, employees, and volunteers on a daily basis learning about all aspects of the farming operation. You will be exposed to and learn daily routines such as the following: -Greenhouse operations - seeding, maintenance, and tomato production -Proper care for plant health, seeding, weeding, planting, trellising and gentle harvesting -Cleaning, loading, and preparing for markets and sales -Irrigation, soil enrichment, cover crops, vermiculture, composting -Retail and Customer Service (Farmers Markets and roadside sales) -Poultry care and management -Cooking and preserving of vegetables (Food safety) -Equipment care and use -Landscaping and property maintenance -Business Planning and Marketing Interns should have a willingness to learn, ability to adapt to changing weather conditions, independently problem solve, be a self motivator, have a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Attention to detail, clean and meticulous -Efficient worker, fast paced, highly motivated. -Great customer service skills for farm gate and market sales -Ability to work in a team environment. -Comfortable with repetitive individual tasks -Willingness to learn -Organized and willing to fill out worksheets and daily journals -Communicates effectively -Ability to lift 50lbs
Duration of position: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Contact: 
Name: 
Andrew Graham
Phone: 
705 935 0003
Deadline for application: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018