Turkey Foot Farm Internship

We are seeking a couple or a self-motivated individual to join our team for the 2024 season from April to November. Our operations include a small but mighty market garden, raspberries and blueberries, a young stone fruit orchard, cultivated mushrooms, grass-fed lamb, and pasture-raised chicken. We are not certified organic, but we subscribe to and implement organic and no-till practices. We manage our sheep in a rotational grazing system and move our chickens daily in mobile chicken tractors.

Projects and tasks for the season include mushroom inoculation, seed starting and up-potting, perennial fruit and vegetable planting, and garden tasks (weeding, succession planting, trellising, harvesting and packing vegetables for market). Livestock chores include assisting with lambing (recording weights, ear tagging, etc.), hoof trimming, data collection, caring for sick or injured animals, moving sheep to fresh pasture (taking down/setting up temporary fence, watering, etc.), and moving/feeding chickens daily. We will be attending three farmers markets this season and you will be expected to attend and help out when needed. Depending on interest, there will also be potential to help out at a neighboring farm that raises grass-fed beef and visit other farms in the area.

Farming/gardening experience is appreciated but not required for this position. All that is required is a good attitude, flexibility, willingness to learn, and the ability to work well with a team as well as individually. Physical requirements include being able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds and work in varying weather conditions (rain, snow, heat, etc.). We expect on average 40 hours of work per week depending on the time of year. We strongly encourage an on-farm visit so we can all get to know each other and get a good idea if our farm is the right fit for you.

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Western Maryland

MOUNT SAVAGE, Maryland 21545
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Ian Cheek
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