Internship- Farm Crew
Company: Cure Organic Farm
Posted on: September 4, 2020
Our Farm Crew Interns are responsible for all daily farm
operations. Interns will learn to use the tractors and equipment,
greenhouse management, field cultivation, irrigation systems,
harvesting, post-harvest handling, distribution, record keeping,
farmers market sales, and animal care. The majority of work
requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous,
fast paced agricultural setting; creating an incredibly rewarding,
yet demanding work environment and life experience. A positive
attitude and attention to detail is critical. Preference will be
given to candidates who can commit to the full growing season of
Mid-March or April through November 15th. Please consider this
commitment before applying. Pay is hourly, $12/hr, with a weekly
produce share and a discount on our meat. Weekly schedule includes
5 days a week, 40-60 hours a week; Monday-Friday or Tuesday
Saturday. Both full and part time positions are available. Limited
affordable housing on site is available, please ask if interested.
Crew members are responsible for all daily farm operations. Field
work schedule includes: Green house & field seeding, transplanting,
hand weeding, setting up irrigation, trellising, harvesting,
washing and packing produce. Planting and harvesting flowers.
Making bouquets for CSA and Farmers Market. For candidates with
more experience opportunities for mechanical cultivation, and field
prep is also available. General animal care including feeding,
watering, collecting eggs and moving portable fences as needed.
Farmers Market sales and CSA distribution. Weekly Schedule Details
While farm work varies based on the season, below is an outline of
what a typical weekly schedule looks like. In March and April our
work day begins at 8am, but by May our start time is 6am. We are
usually finished by 5:00pm with the exception of week days we are
at the evening farmers market or CSA distribution. We have 15
minute break mid-morning and take lunch around noon. In the peak of
the season Friday harvests run long and we may not finish up until
after 6pm. While we all work together as a team, some of our farm
crew works Monday-Friday while some work Tuesday Saturday. Our
schedule will rotate throughout the season. Each day begins with
animal chores and finishes up with watering the green houses,
animal chores, cleaning the wash station and putting all equipment
away. Monday: Focus on flowers and field work. Harvest flowers for
CSA. Seeding, transplanting, setting up irrigation, weeding,
mechanical cultivating, bed & field prep. Cooler inventory.
Tuesday: Focus on harvest & packing. Harvest for CSA distribution,
restaurant orders, farmers market and farm store. Boulder
restaurant deliveries go out Tuesday afternoons. Wednesday: Finish
harvesting for CSA distribution. Cut flowers & make bouquets for
market/csa. Deliver Denver restaurant orders. CSA distribution.
Thursday: Finish harvest for evening csa distribution. Cut flowers
& make bouquets for weekend farmers markets. Field work including
weeding, seeding, transplanting, trellising. Friday: Harvest for
weekend farmers market, csa distribution, restaurants and farm
store. Wash and pack all produce. Saturday: Boulder Farmers Market.
Load trucks, drive to markets, set up stand, sell at market.
Markets finish at 2pm and we are usually back at the farm and
finished for the day by 4:30-5pm. Full time positions are 5 days a
week, either Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday.(40-60 hrs/wk)
$12/hr. Part time positions are available Monday, Tuesday and
Friday. (20-30 hrs/wk) $12/hr. Applicants must be available to
begin work the first week of April and commit to staying through
the growing season which ends November 15th. We will also be hiring
for Farm Store and Farmers Market staff. Please let us know if you
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