Kedem Roses

As posted 1/3/2008.

Contact: Sam Kedem
12414 191 st E
Hastings MN 55033

Best way to contact: email

Current Operation

Our farm is comprised of two major horticultural aspects: ornamental plants & certified organic produce, sold PYO and pre-picked. Additionally we offer home-made preserves at our on-farm store.

Internship Description

Season's extension of fruits & vegetables. Developing home-made value-added products (processed, gifts, etc.). Promoting locally-grown certified organic throughout the TC Diversification of home grown produce for sale at the Farmers' Market (St. Paul) & on premise. Develop organic-based protocol for the control of pests & diseases of apples, using IPM & related data.

Intern Skills/Experience

Basic knowledge of horticultural crops, economics, food preservation or marketing and keen interest in local sustainability

Internship Timeline

Min. 1 term (13 weeks?), 2-3 days per week or as required by the program (8 hrs day) April-September

Internship Stipends/Benefits

  1. fresh healthy produce
  2. housing/stipend as needed and per qualification
  3. access to internet

Family Information

The farm is a sole proprietorship; we host exchange students via MAST program in season. Sam is the principal person on the farm, Rachel is in charge of the accounting & recipes, in addition to a full-time position at an insurance company in St. Paul. Although we are approaching retirement age we hope to keep active for as long as health allows.

Additional Information

The farm includes 28 a. land, of which 10 a. are seeded with green manure and 4 in rotational crops. The balance is planted into orchard, berries & ornamental plants. Facilities include on-site store, 2 greenhouses, coldframes, barn, seasonal retail greenhouse, storage cooler & shop, nursery display area, rose garden. We’ve practiced natural farming for the last 10 years & became certified organic in 2006. Our goal is to offer healthy produce throughout the growing season, as well as finding marketing niches for new products & services, while maintaining a viable economic enterprise.