2014 Internships have been filled.
We’ll begin accepting applications for the 2015 season in November.
Uproot Farm is a small diversified vegetable farm about an hour north of the Twin Cities. 2014 will be our fourth season during which we’ll offer 100 Summer CSA shares, a limited number of Fall CSA Shares, and we’ll continue to establish new fields and improve soil health in new ground. We’ll grow a total of 6 acres of vegetables, with about 12 additional acres in cover crops.
In addition to the CSA, we grow for one farmer’s market in Minneapolis and three small wholesale accounts, including two food co-ops and one food truck/catering company. We are not certified organic, but our practices meet, or exceed, all of the requirements of the National Organic Program.
The farm is located 15 minutes from Cambridge, MN, a town of 8,000 with a food co-op and many other amenities.
Internship Two internships are available. They begin April 15th, and end October 31st. Start and end dates may be flexible. As an intern, you will be immersed in all daily jobs on the farm including, but not limited to, tractor work, greenhouse work/management, irrigation management and implementation, planting, bed preparation, cover cropping, weed management (with both tractors and hoes), harvesting, washing and packing of over 40 types of vegetables, and possibly farmer’s market sales.
***This is an internship based on learning through doing.
Housing Housing, kitchen, and a solar shower are provided in the renovated barn. There is a composting toilet just outside the barn. Laundry facilities are available in the farm house. Vegetables from the farm are available once we start harvesting.
Hours We work five and a half days a week–Monday through Friday with an hour lunch, and Saturday morning. Start time will vary throughout the season and is dependent on the weather and the tasks at hand, but we will usually work 7am-4pm.
Stipend You will receive a monthly stipend paid at the end of each month, with money withheld for taxes.
Skills Desired Previous farm work not required, but a good work ethic and attitude are. Farm work is hard, fast-paced, and often exhausting- but also rewarding. Preferably you’ve done some type of manual labor and/or worked outside previous to arriving.
All applications are welcome.
Please send resumes with a letter of intent to: info(at)uprootfarm.com