10th Street Farm
Contact Person: Hallie Anderson
Address: 13197 10th Street South
City, State, Zip: Afton, MN 55001
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10th Street Farm and Market located just east of the Twin Cities in Afton, MN is an extended season micro farm (small scale farming with high yielding results) using organic intensive cropping practices, with a diversified business model, allowing us to farm year around with minimal labor and land use. Our markets include a three season CSA, wholesale, and a small farm stand. For more information see our website and facebook page.
Internship Program Details:
We offer two intership programs: A full season entry-level residential and a seasonal non-residential. Both programs combine a hands-on training and skills-based education in micro-farming so that you will have the knowledge and experience to start your own agricultural project. You will learn by being involved with all aspects of a diversified organic vegetable micro-farm, which includes succession planting for extended season, working with CSA and wholesale markets, hightunnel and greenhouse management as well as the processes and techniques we have intergraded into our farm making it as efficient and profitable as possible.
Skills Desired: 10th Street Farm is looking for individuals who are self-motivated, have great attention to detail and are eager to work, learn, and have an interest in sustainable agriculture and a passion for local food! Previous farm experience is a great benefit but not required. Interns should be in good physical condition with the ability to lift 50 pounds. Farm work is physically demanding and we work in all weather conditions.
Residential Internships start in March or April and end in October or November. Average hours are 25-30 hours a week.
A monthly stipend with housing is offered for the full season residential program.
$10.00/hour is offered for seasonal non-residential program.
10th Street Farm & Market LLC, is a mother and daughter owned and operated business. We are in our 7th year of farming. We believe the two largest costs of farming is land and labor, so we built our farm to utilize all seasons, spreading the work load, and maximizing the land. We strive to produce high quality local food for local people. Each year as we grow we challenge ourselves to invest and implement new concepts that increase labor effiencies and crop yields. We are always interested in working with and teaching others who share our passions for local and sustainable farming practices.