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It takes many people to make the farm successful and we especially appreciate the work share helpers. Work share helpers always receive a good supply of fresh vegetables and occasional other farm products. To apply for any position please email us with your inquiry.
Seeking intern/apprentice for the 2022 season. Intern will be involved in all areas of vegetable production with opportunities to work with the animals. Work is 6 days/per week from April – November, which includes our Saturday market on the farm.
General Description: Willow Haven Farm is a third generation family farm. You can find us in the hills of the Blue Mountain in the Lehigh Valley. Our diversified farm utilizes organic practices and traditional farming methods such as composting, cover cropping, soil testing, and crop rotation. Our main product is our vegetable CSA for which we tend a great variety of plants from seed to harvest. We supplement our CSA experience with an On Farm Market every Saturday. There, members and the public can see all our seasonal vegetables on display as well as our other products. Reuben and Tessa DeMaster have a passion for nutrient dense food, grown and preserved with traditional methods. As a result we make unique seasonal products like fresh sauerkraut; kimchi; brick oven, whole grain sourdough breads; fruit spreads and more.
Our vision is a sustainable farm that is continuing to increase the fertility of the land we steward. To this end, we maintain small flocks and herds of sheep, pigs, cows and chickens. These grass-fed, pastured animals return nutrients to the fields and provide high quality eggs and meat. We’ve built this farm on a foundation of generations of Pennsylvania dutch homesteaders. And, of course, we continue to bring small but valuable improvements each year. For example: a high tunnel, irrigation system, fencing, greenhouse, outdoor brick oven, and plastic layer.
Internship Starts: April 2020 Internship Ends: November 2020 Number of Interns: 2 App Deadline: until filled Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months, negotiable Farm Visit Required: yes
Meals: Food will be available for meals. You will need to prepare some of your own meals. We follow the Weston A Price foundation diet and eat a fair amount of animal products.
Skills Desired: Some knowledge of farming or growing vegetables is needed. Must be reliable, attentive to details, and able to complete tasks consistently and quickly. All interns are expected to have a strong work ethic, commitment to detail, ability to take direction and also work independently when necessary. Dedication to cooperative working and sustainable agriculture. The ability to work well with staff and other interns. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Ability to work in all weather conditions, especially heat. Access to reliable transportation is important. Must enjoy people and especially children.
Educational Opportunities: PASA workshops and farm visits.
Internship Details: Seeking interns for the 2020 season. Intern will be involved in all areas of vegetable production. There will be opportunities to work with the animals. We work 6 days/per week from April – November. We have a Saturday market on the farm.