La Veta, Colorado
La Veta Farm to Table Looking for Two More Interns for our 2015 Team!
Love to cook and want to learn how to farm? Have farm experience but want to pair it with culinary skills by preparing great creative organic food that you have raised and grown? This unique program puts it all together so that you have the skills and experience to work in the new Farm to Table movement. La Veta Farm to Table is dedicated to the local Good Food crusade in the beautiful, mountain town of La Veta in rural South Central Colorado.
Tierra Sagrada Farm is our new biodynamic farm that uses “deep organic”, no-till, permaculture methods to grow vibrant, super nutritious produce, free-range chicken, eggs and pastured pork.
Our farm to table bakery and café serves up creative, delicious food from our farm and other local food producers and is a lively hangout for our community and visitors alike.
Our internship program, formerly run by our non-profit Wahatoya Community Initiatives, encompasses the whole food life cycle from farm to table. Interns learn all aspects of farming from farm and garden design, soiling building, seeding, sheet mulching, green house management, low tunnel hoops, to harvest, vegetable prep for the farmer’s market and the café, seed saving and food preservation.
Culinary skills are honed at our bakery café as we prepare creative dishes using our fresh biodynamic food, following the season. Baking artisan bread with local flour, whipping up breakfast skillets with our farm eggs, creating salads with all the colors of the rainbow drizzled with home-made fruit shrubs, grilling heirloom local lamb on the spit seasoned with garlic, mint, thyme and oregano that we have grown, Farm to Table wedding feasts, foraging in our mountains for porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, catching wild trout, smoking it then paring it with freshly dug horseradish, our interns embark on an exciting culinary adventure.
We call our project “love in action” as we work together to restore the earth through biodynamic agricultural practices, tapping into the universal wisdom that feeds the human body and spirit, increasing the health and well-being of the land, plants, animals and ourselves. If you would like to make a difference in the world by participating in a new way of farming, living and serving the community that honors all life, we encourage you to join us for the 2015 season.
We are looking for 8 motivated, community-oriented self-starters who would like to make sustainable farming or some aspect of local food their livelihood. Strong candidates have sustainable agriculture experience or schooling and/or professional culinary arts experience. All interns work together on the farm and at our cafe, but can concentrate on the farm or the table side of our program depending on your life goals.
The internship starts in April and ends late October. Full room and board is provided. Interns share a spacious four bedroom house on the farm and cook organic meals together or eat at our café. Monthly stipend and an end of season completion bonus of $1000 are also provided.
For more info or to apply, please go to www.LaVetaFarmtoTable.com and click on “Our Farm”. We will take applications until all positions are filled.