Ravine Creek Farm is looking for an intern for the 2014 growing season. We are a small, family-run, mixed vegetable farm located in the South East interior, 40 mins from Nelson, BC. We sell our produce at the Nelson Farmer’s Market and through our CSA program. Ideally we would like to work with someone (*possibly* a couple) who has been through a new farmer program of some kind and is seriously pursuing a life of farming for themselves.
We would be open to hosting a mini incubator-farm type opportunity as we currently have fallow areas on the land that could be used for bees, ducks or layer hens or… For instance, the market for eggs here is very strong and there is rarely enough supply to meet the demand – we would be into helping you get some valuable experience running a side business like this in parallel with our business.
We would like have the position filled as soon as possible, the position starts April 2014, the accommodations can be available sooner. We anticipate about 4 days/week labour. We have a 100 year old, one-room, off-grid cabin to offer, food, and some kind of stipend.
The Slocan Valley is a very progressive and affirming community, as young farmers ourselves we have been overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm we have been shown by our neighbours. Get in touch for more details about us, our farm and the position. Contact info can be found at ravinecreek.wordpress.com