We are a vegetable farm in Nowthen, MN. We farm about 20 acres, growing for farmers markets and a CSA. This is our 2nd year of doing a CSA and we are hoping to expand from 25 members (2016) to about 75-100 (2017). We are seeking one or two interns for the 2017 season.
Farm Name: Thompson Produce
Contact Person: Ryan Thompson
Address: 6209 189th Ln NW
City/State/Zip: Nowthen, MN 55303
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We are a vegetable farm in Nowthen, MN. We farm about 20 acres, growing for farmers markets and a CSA. This is our 2nd year of doing a CSA and we are hoping to expand from 25 members (2016) to about 75-100 (2017). We care a lot about our soil, the environment, and the consumers who eat the food we grow as we do ourselves. We use compost to put nutrients back into the soil, cover crops to help weed control and to replenish the soil, crop rotation to help with pest control, and keeping the soil fertile. We are not organic, though we do find it important to use very minimal chemicals if necessary and those with a reduced risk to our environment.
Kinds of work interns will perform and any project with which interns would be involved.
- Packing CSA boxes
- Field checks
- Greenhouse work
- Driving equipment (if experienced)
- Lay plastic mulch
- Help design drip irrigation
Specific skills or experiences interns should have:
- Experience in farming is a plus
- Must be able to lift 30 to 50 lbs.
- Work would be available from May/June until frost
- 3 to 5 days per week
- Anywhere from 6 to 10 hours per day
- No more than 40 hours per week
- $9 to $13 per hour depending on level of experience
We are looking for 1 to 2 interns for 2017. Part of the reason we would love to have an intern on our farm is to be able to learn from each other. We will be able to teach many things on how to grow for market and CSA. We would love if the intern may have ideas to make our farm more sustainable while keeping it profitable.