join our 2021 team
Think you want to be a farmer?
Experience a 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.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP position with housing (available)
Position dates: Available immediately through October 31st, 2021 (minimum 3-month commitment but could do the whole time frame)
Our internship 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. 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. As many farm vegetables as you can eat weekly.
Internship description: Work on the farm 4 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.
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.
- 19+ 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.
Application deadline: July 1st, 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.