Sunday, December 30, 2012

Internship at Little Sprouts Farm for 2013

January marks the beginning of the internships at Little Sprouts Farm. We are currently looking for a few quality hard working people that have a heart felt desire and mission to learn how to run a small sustainable and profitable farm.

Our internship is hard work, daily work in all weather conditions you can imagine, doing just about every task you can fathom. Our business model of "do a little bit of a lot of things, and do them all well" leads to lots of work and constant changing of priorities. Staying on top of so many projects can seem sometimes overwhelming. Our inters will be tired, sore, and constantly busy.

Our internships also offer the best in variety of experience available. Because we do so many things, the experience and knowledge gained here can be applied to many situations. On our farm we raise a variety of animals for a variety of products, breeding everything ourselves. We also raise produce and fruits as well as produce products from those for sale. We specialize in fermenting foods and drinks. We produce finished products for sale directly to consumers, not raw materials sold on the wholesale market. This brings in the aspects of advertising, price setting, customer service, store management, online experience, etc. We cover every aspect from maintaining a pasture to cleaning stalls to marketing online through facebook, blogs, and online stores. Simply put, if it happens on a farm, it probably happens here.

Some details about the internships:

Length: 3 months to 1 year
Housing: travel trailer
Work: minimum 6.5 hours per day 6 days a week
Responsibility: whatever is necessary
Experience required: none
There is a combination of restrictions and amenities included to make this a workable and attractive arrangement, in accordance with Oregon law.

The interns will be an extension of our family, so we will be quite particular about who is chosen. This is not a "job", this is an opportunity. The interns we choose will have a passion for good healthy food and lifestyle, animal care, land care, and the wisdom of the ages.

If you or someone you know is interested in this experience, please contact us ASAP. 
We are taking applications for 2013 Internships immediately. 

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