Employment

Internship Program

Internship positions at Cure Organic Farm provide the opportunity to actively experience, ask many questions and above all learn about successful small farming. By no means are internships easy. They require hard work and long hours in the field daily, but offer the invaluable benefit of being a part of the inner workings of the farm. The focus of our internship program is to train future farmers in creating a successful, diversified commercial market farm. Ideal candidates are positive, self-motivated individuals looking for agricultural training with a community purpose, and in-the-field training on the details of small farm management.

Cure Organic Farm is a commercial family farm located six miles east of Boulder, Colorado. We grow 100 different varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers on 12 acres. All of the crops we grow are distributed within 50 miles of the farm through a CSA program, to local restaurants, farmers markets and our farm store on site. The farm is also home to several honey bee hives, a flock of hens and ducks, and heritage Berkshire and Mangalitsa pigs.

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Job Description

At Cure Organic Farm, interns are involved in all aspects of the farm and work closely with the farmers. Interns will learn to use the tractors and equipment, greenhouse management, field cultivation, irrigation systems, harvesting, post harvest handling, distribution, and animal care. Working on the farm requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast-paced agricultural setting. Farm work offers an incredibly rewarding and demanding work environment and life experience. Please consider this commitment before applying. We work 6am to 6pm. A typical weekly schedule follows:

Monday field work including weeding and transplanting. 6am -6pm

Tuesday harvest for 15 restaurants, 200 member CSA and farmers market. Deliver restaurant orders. 6am - 6pm

Wednesday finish harvesting for CSA, pack CSA boxes, attend farmers market, and distribute CSA on the farm. Wednesday is by far our longest day as CSA distribution and Farmers Market finish around 9pm. 6am -9pm

Thursday field work including weeding and transplanting. Thursday's are volunteer day. Interns are responsible for assisting in leading volunteers in the field. 6am -6pm

Friday harvest for 15 restaurants and Saturday farmers market. Deliver restaurant orders. 6am -6pm

Saturday load truck, set up stand and sell produce at the Boulder Farmers' Market. 5:30am -4:30pm

To give you an idea of what type of work interns will be doing:

  • Vegetables

     

    Artichokes
    Fava Beans
    Radish
    Arugula
    Fennel
    Salad Mix
    Beets
    Garlic
    Salsify
    Bok Choy
    Green Beans
    Scallions
    Braising Mix
    Head Lettuce
    Shallots
    Broccoli
    Heirloom Tomatoes
    Snap Beans
    Brussels Sprouts
    Kale
    Snow Peas
    Cabbage
    Leeks
    Spinach
    Carrots
    Lettuce
    Sugar Snap Peas
    Cauliflower
    Melons
    Summer Squash
    Celery
    Onions
    Sweet Corn
    Celeriac
    Parsnips
    Tomatoes
    Chard
    Peppers
    Tomatillos
    Cherry Tomatoes
    Potatoes
    Turnip
    Cucumbers
    Pumpkins
    Winter Squash
    Dry Beans
    Radicchio Zucchini
    Eggplant
       

     

  • Organic thyme Herbs

     

    Basil
    Cilantro
    Dill
    Mint
    Oregano
    Parsley
    Tarragon
    Thyme

  • Organic Apples Fruit*

    Apples
    Apricots
    Cherries
    Peaches
    Pears
    Plums
    Strawberries

  • Organic Flower Bouquets Flowers

    Agrostemma
    Bachelor Buttons
    Bells of Ireland
    Black Eyed Susans
    Cosmos
    Snap Dragons
    Sweet Peas
    Sunflowers
    Zinnias
    And many more varieties
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