Lyndon Station, Wisconsin
Orange Cat Community Farm
S1280B Cherry Ln
Lyndon Station, WI 53944
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General Description: Orange Cat Community Farm is located in Sauk County, WI near Reedsburg and Wisconsin Dells. It is 1 hour from Madison and about 20 minutes from the Baraboo Hills, where there are beautiful hiking and recreational opportunities. The farm has been in operation since 2010. It is 22 acres with 2.5 acres of organically produced vegetables, including hoophouse production. The produce is marketed through a 150 member main season CSA as well as spring and storage CSA shares and a farmers’ market in Baraboo. Interns work closely with the farmer, Laura, who has a degree in horticulture and 5 years of experience working on three different vegetable CSA farms around the country. There is a lot to learn here about starting your own market farm, producing high quality vegetables, and creating a positive CSA experience for members.
Internship Starts: April 18th, 2016
Internship Ends: October 28th, 2016
Number of Interns: 2
Application Deadline: February 1st, 2016 or until position is filled
Skills Desired: The farm is looking for interns with positive attitudes, adaptability, efficient work ethics, ability to do physical labor and excitement to learn about growing vegetables. Previous farming experience is very desirable, but not necessary. You need to be sincerely interested in being a part of everything that happens here. You need to be comfortable working alone and in a crew. You will be working in all weather conditions.
Pay: $200 per week with 3 paid days off
Food: A CSA share and a few other farm products such as pork and canned and frozen vegetables are provided. There is also a $50/month grocery stipend. Lunches on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday are provided by the farm and prepared communally. All other meals are on your own.
Housing: Private bedroom with shared intern bathroom and living room in a shared house. The kitchen is shared with the farmer. There is a huge deck on the house for everyone’s use.
Internship Details: Hours of expected work are 7:45am- 5pm, Monday through Friday with an hour lunch break. There will be times when circumstances require us to work later, but I’ll do my best to keep the schedule. Employees are required to attend the Saturday farmers’ market on a rotating basis. Because we only attend the market in the spring and fall, you will be attending about three markets. An hourly wage is paid for time working the market. The farm has several worker shares that help out weekly and 2 crew leaders. At any given time there are usually 3-5 people working on a crew.
Although the daily regiment will change, in a season expect to be involved with the following: greenhouse transplant production, transplanting and direct seeding, weeding, irrigation, harvest, post-harvest handling, hoophouse vegetable production, selling at a farmers’ market, driving delivery routes, and the ins and outs of running a CSA with happy members.
Valid driver’s license is required.
There is opportunity to learn about canning and freezing produce, and spinning and knitting yarn if you are interested.
I am going to ask you to work hard. I am going to ask you to enjoy yourself. Best person for the job: someone who enjoys working hard!