In exchange for 25-29 hours of farm work per week, we provide housing, eggs, produce, educational opportunities in sustainable agriculture and garden space to grow your own food! The season lasts from February through November and we ask that you commit to staying for the entire season. No dogs, cats or children please."
Duties & Responsibilities:
We are a 33 acre, sustainable, organic farm located on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. We are a farm that has changed hands from one generation to the next and we are beginning our 10th year working with our elder farmers Jim and Linda who now run the Bed and Breakfast here. We are a diverse, homestead style farm, where we not only grow vegetables, fruit, eggs and animals for market, but obtain much of what we need right from the land. We teach a variety of growing techniques, orcharding, pasture management, animal husbandry and a long list of other skills needed on a farm.
Around here, the view is always changing. We will be getting our hands dirty growing vegetables, tending the berry patch, and maintaining the apple orchard. We have 200 chickens that need to be fed and have eggs to collect. There is small flock of sheep that is tended to on a daily basis, primarily the feeding of hay and turning out into the pastures. During the spring and summer months we raise approximately 20 pigs that get fed and watered 3 times a day. There are always fences that need mending, poop that needs to be shoveled, weeds that need to be weeded, and a million other things that haven't let themselves be known yet.
Above all, a strong work ethic and a willingness to get your hands dirty will get you far on this farm. Those with an inquisitive nature, good observation skills and a desire to learn new skills will do well. Having a POSITIVE ATTITUDE, team building skills and the ability to take initiative are super helpful attributes as well!
Email Jennifer White at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.