Position: Market Farmer Intern
Employment Status: Part time, nonexempt (20 hrs/week)
Reports To: Farmer Development & Support Program Director
Compensation: $18/hr plus a free weekly veggie share
Start Date: May 15th, 2023
End Date: September 30th, 2023
GoFarm is a nonprofit organization with a mission to train and support local farmers, connect people with local agriculture, and increase equitable access to nutrient-rich food grown in Colorado. GoFarm fulfills this mission by running three programs: Local Food Share, Community Food Access, and Farmer Development & Support.
The Local Food Share program (LFS) works with over 40 farms to operate a multi-farm, Community Supported Agriculture program—or CSA—where community members get a weekly or biweekly share of local, sustainably-grown food. Participants pick up their food each week from one of our three distribution sites located in Golden and Arvada. The Community Food Access program (CFA) makes healthy, local food more affordable and accessible in our community. We partner with community organizations to manage tailored projects that address food insecurity at a systems level. The Farmer Development & Support program (FDS) supports existing farmers and helps beginning farmers start and manage their own farm. GoFarm provides mentorship, stipends, access to land, and year round support to beginning farmers as well as educational opportunities to both new and experienced farmers. We are headquartered in Golden, Colorado. Learn more about us at Gofarm.org.
GoFarm offers two different internship opportunities: Community Food Internship and Market Farmer Internship. View each internship description on our website.
Market Farmer Internship Position Summary
GoFarm is seeking motivated, adaptable, and passionate individuals to fill the GoFarm Market Farmer internship positions. Interns will learn sustainable farming practices, increase their knowledge of our local food system in Colorado, and play an integral role in connecting local farmers to people in the community. They will work closely with the FDS Program Director, other GoFarm staff, and other interns in a fun and collaborative team culture.
Primary intern responsibilities include working with Incubator Farmers on everything from seeding and prepping beds to harvesting and processing crops. Interns are also expected to assist with distribution for GoFarm’s Local Food Share, providing excellent customer service and engaging with local community members on food justice issues. Interns will have the opportunity to attend monthly workshops on farming topics as well as monthly workshops on food systems topics. A final scope of work will be determined based on organizational needs and the intern’s strengths and interests. This is an entry level internship that is best suited for those looking to explore a career in agriculture or who are looking for hands-on experience in starting a market farming career.
For full position details, please view the attached job description or visit the “Careers” section of our website.