Friday, November 20, 2015


Internship
Mountain Bounty Farm
Nevada City, California


Contact: John Tecklin
Email: info@mountainbountyfarm.com 
Website: http://www.MountainBountyFarm.com 

General Description:
At Mountain Bounty Farm we grow 16 acres of mixed vegetables and fruit for our local 700 member CSA and Farmers Market. Our thriving small farm is nestled in the beautiful Sierra foothills, surrounded by forest and a short distance from the scenic Yuba river. Since 1997, Mountain Bounty Farm has grown into a successful and inspiring cornerstone of the local community. The farm is known for its top quality produce, cutting edge farming techniques, and fun work environment. We have an amazing veteran crew and welcome newcomers. For more information about the farm and for internship application materials and information please see our website: www.MountainBountyFarm.com

Internship Dates: April 1st and goes through November
Number of Interns: 5
App Deadline: None, but positions usually fill by late January

Internship Details: 
Interns are a core element of our farm crew (total 12-14 people including interns) and participate in all farm activities from greenhouse work to harvest, delivery, and farmer’s markets. Interns work closely with the farm managers to maintain this complex and dynamic vegetable farm. This includes driving tractors, seeding, transplanting, lots of weeding and other crop care, irrigation, harvest, washing and packing produce, driving deliveries, and small amounts of animal and fruit tree care. Interns work 5 days a week (Mon-Fri), 8+ hours a day and are also responsible for doing one CSA delivery per week, two Saturday farmers markets per month, and occasional minor irrigation duties after hours. We average a 40 hour work week over the season, with slightly shorter weeks in spring and fall, and slightly longer weeks at the height of summer. All crew members receive one week of paid vacation during the season after August 1st. Internships at Mountain Bounty are challenging, highly sought after, and immensely rewarding. The vast majority of Mountain Bounty alumni go on to either work at other farms or start their own farms. Interns who excel in their first season may be offered management positions and permanent employment here at Mountain Bounty.

Stipend: $1,000/month plus rustic housing and produce (includes vegetables, fruit, and eggs)

Skills Desired:
Prior farm experience is preferred, but not a requirement. Successful candidates have experience with some type of outdoor labor and/or a strong athletic background. We are also looking for people who are serious about farming as a career. This is a top notch training opportunity for someone who is ready to take on the challenge. We are looking for people who are organized, curious, outgoing and personable, wacky and fun, and very motivated. Applicants should be able to work hard and fast in all weather (it can be cold and wet here in spring and fall, and summer temps are very hot) do heavy lifting, standing, bending, and lots of walking. Although we keep the work varied, farming is inherently challenging. Ideal candidates are committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it entails. Must appreciate palindromes. Please visit Mountainbountyfarm.com to fill out an application.