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join our 2021 team

Think you want to be a farmer?

Experience a full season on our farm and truly see what it takes to be a market farmer and run a farm. A season at Slice of Heaven Farm is a unique and memorable experience!

We are a husband and wife team here at Slice of Heaven Farm in beautiful Sandy, Oregon. We are entering our 9th farming season.  We use sustainable organic farming practices to grow our vegetables and are on a mission to help bring healthy, safe, and delicious food to our mountain community. Our goal is to have the most nutritious and beautiful vegetables around and continuously please and impress our loyal customers. We run a 130-member CSA and do two local farmers markets. Farming is our way of life and while it is a constant challenge and grueling work, it is endlessly rewarding to grow the best vegetables around and feed families in our community!

We have very high standards for all of our team members. We only select applicants who are the perfect fit for our farm. Please do your best in your applications to describe who you are as a person and why you are enthusiastic about the position. 

 

 

BIPOC are encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 considerations: In 2020, we modified our procedures to maintain safety during the covid-19 pandemic. We will continue those modifications into 2021. Thankfully, we live in a rural area with low population density so by nature, we do not interact with a large portion of the population. Our farm crew/family is a tight-knit circle/social cohort. We use many safety procedures for our farmers markets and CSA to help protect ourselves and our customers.

 

APPRENTICE       SUMMER HOMESTEAD INTERN           LOCAL INTERN    

 

APPRENTICE position with housing (available)

Position dates: March 15th, 2021 to October 31st, 2021

We consider our apprenticeship to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our apprenticeship is better than going to school for farming because it is a fully hands-on experience, and you will be 100% immersed in the daily and seasonal workings of a real farm. We welcome our apprentices with open arms and they become part of our family. We have a demanding high energy working environment that is also extremely fun, enlightening and rewarding. We work very hard throughout the season but we also punctuate our season with lots of celebrations and fun (birthdays, solstice celebrations, day trips to local areas). You will leave our farm with a great appreciation for the work that farmers do and lifelong memories.

Compensation: A private room on our farm with a communal kitchen and bathroom. A monthly stipend of $800. 3 home cooked meals a day provided for you on farm workdays.

Apprenticeship description: Work on the farm 5 days a week. Tasks will include seeding, field prep, transplanting, harvesting, cultivating and weeding, processing vegetables, packing vegetables and setting up and selling at farmers’ market.

Applicant requirements:

You don’t need previous farming experience for this position but you do need to want to learn and work hard and want to fully experience farm life.

- 21+ years old

- No tobacco use of any kind

- Have a reliable vehicle

- Physical ability to work hard

 

- BE A HARD WORKER.

That is number one. If you don’t have stamina, can’t work long or early hours, can’t work in the cold, the rain, the heat or the mud, you won’t be the right fit for our farm.

 

- HAVE GRIT AND PASSION.

We are looking for someone with a true passion for learning how to grow vegetables and who may one day start their own farm. Someone who is willing to dive in head-first to see what farming is all about.

 

- BE ADAPTABLE.

Be able to follow directions, willing and open to learning, and once trained, be able to be self-directed.

 

- BE DYNAMIC AND FRIENDLY.

Have a kind and respectful disposition towards customers. Our customers are the reason we farm. We aim to make a positive lasting impression on all our customers and exceed their expectations.

 

- BE PHYSICALLY ABLE

The applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs easily and also be able to squat/crouch/bend over for periods of harvesting.

 

- BE PART OF THE TEAM AND VISION

We are a tight-knit family on our farm and besides working hard together, we enjoy each other’s companionship and sit down together for bountiful meals. We strive towards the common goal of having the BEST vegetables in our area and pleasing our customers.

Application deadline: January 31st, 2021 at midnight. 

 

 

Application process

The application period will close January 31st, 2021. This is a rolling application period. We will review applications and award interviews as applications are received.

 

Based on your application, we will make a preliminary determination if you are a fit for our farm and then award interviews. Please complete your application as thoroughly as possible. We aim to select the best fit for our small farm: someone who seems to have the ability and grit for the position and someone who will transition well into our family environment.

To apply, please complete the application and send it along with your resume to Marieta at sliceofheavenfarm@gmail.com

 

 

HOMESTEAD INTERNSHIP position with housing (available)

Position dates: 3 full months, flexible dates anytime June-September, 2021

This internship is the perfect summer experience for someone interested in getting a glimpse of what life on a working farm is like and learning some homesteading skills like canning, preserving food and cooking. We welcome our interns with open arms and they become part of our family. We have a demanding high energy working environment that is also extremely fun, enlightening and rewarding. We work hard together, eat bountiful meals together and celebrate together. We promise it will be a fun and memorable summer experience. You will also have 3 days off each week, perfect for taking time to explore the amazing wonders and great outdoors of Oregon while you are here. We are 30 minutes from Mt. Hood, 30 minutes from the Columbia Gorge, 45 minutes from Portland and 2 hours from the Oregon Coast.

Compensation: A private room on our farm with a communal kitchen and bathroom. A monthly stipend of $400. 3 home cooked meals a day provided for you on farm workdays.

Internship description: Work on the farm 4 days a week. Tasks will include some farming tasks like seeding, harvesting, transplanting and weeding and also homesteading tasks like vegetable prep, canning, preserving and cooking. 

Applicant requirements:

You don’t need previous farming experience for this position but you do need to want to learn and work hard and want to fully experience farm life.

- 21+ years old

- No tobacco use of any kind

- Have a reliable vehicle

- Physical ability to work hard

 

- BE A HARD WORKER.

That is number one. If you don’t have stamina, can’t work long or early hours, can’t work in the cold, the rain, the heat or the mud, you won’t be the right fit for our farm.

 

- HAVE GRIT AND PASSION.

We are looking for someone with a true passion for learning how to grow vegetables and who may one day start their own farm. Someone who is willing to dive in head-first to see what farming is all about.

 

- BE ADAPTABLE.

Be able to follow directions, willing and open to learning, and once trained, be able to be self-directed.

 

- BE DYNAMIC AND FRIENDLY.

Have a kind and respectful disposition towards customers. Our customers are the reason we farm. We aim to make a positive lasting impression on all our customers and exceed their expectations.

 

- BE PHYSICALLY ABLE

The applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs easily and also be able to squat/crouch/bend over for periods of harvesting.

 

- BE PART OF THE TEAM AND VISION

We are a tight-knit family on our farm and besides working hard together, we enjoy each other’s companionship and sit down together for bountiful meals. We strive towards the common goal of having the BEST vegetables in our area and pleasing our customers.

Application deadline: April 15th, 2021 at midnight

 

 

 

 

To apply, please complete this application and send it along with your resume to Marieta at sliceofheavenfarm@gmail.com

LOCAL INTERN position (available)

Position dates: anytime during May-October season, 3 month to full season commitment

Our local internship is for someone who lives within commuting distance from the farm and who is enthusiastic about learning more about farming. This is a once a week position with a requirement to come on the same day each week to be part of the team. 

Compensation: A weekly CSA box and the experience and knowledge gained from working as part of our farm team for the season. 

Perks: Home cooked lunch during the day you work. 

Job description: Work on the farm 1 day a week. Available days are Tuesdays or Thursdays. Tasks will include seeding, transplanting, harvesting, cultivating and weeding and  processing vegetables.

Applicant requirements:

You don’t need previous farming experience for this position but you do need to want to learn and work hard and want to fully experience farm life.

- 21+ years old

- No tobacco use of any kind

- Have a reliable vehicle

- Physical ability to work hard

Applicants must:

  • Must be physically fit and able to bend down, squat and put in a full day's work in all types of weather

  • Must be able to commit to at least 3 months but preferably the whole season

  • Must show up dependably on the day of choice each week.

Application deadline: rolling deadline

To apply, please complete this application and send it along with your resume to Marieta at sliceofheavenfarm@gmail.com.