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Aspiring Farm Application

Organic Farming Positions                       

Sunbeam Family Farm is looking for aspiring farmers to gain hands-on experience and skills necessary to consider a career in organic produce agriculture.  Sunbeam is working in cooperation with Ohio Ecological and Farm Association Begin Farming Apprenticeship program to offer this educational work experience.   Aspiring farmers will attend distance education workshops, tour diverse farms, and connect with other aspiring farmers and host farms through skill-share and networking opportunities within the community. Aspiring farmers will also receive a scholarship to attend the Farm Vision workshop to help clarify their motivation, vision, strengths, and training needs to begin their own operation.  

Sunbeam Family Farm, nestled in the small town of Alexandria, Ohio (25 miles East of Columbus, Ohio), is a diverse 10-acre farm (including a greenhouse and 5 hoop houses), raising over 25 types of vegetables as well as strawberries and melons. Our mission is to build a connection between soil, grower, and community using organic practices. Farmers Chuck and Cynthia, along with their son Ben (crop specialist) raise produce for a 90-member CSA, attend farmers' markets in both Granville and Newark, and deliver to Denison University and the Columbus area.  All people working with and for Sunbeam are well-trained, included in all day-to-day operations, and given responsibilities that engage their minds, not just their hands.  

If accepted, you will: ·        

  • Work mainly outside and occasionally indoors. ·        
  • Work closely with a small team every day and contribute as a team member. ·        
  • Maintain high work quality standards even when working independently. ·   
  • Learn a tremendous amount about yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, and how a certified organic mixed vegetable operation works.  

Requirements ·        

  • Valid driver’s license ·        
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds ·        
  • Reliable transportation to and from the farm ·        
  • Willing and able to work in extreme weather conditions ·        
  • Ability to acquire own housing (if necessary) ·        
  • Able to work 40 hours per week ·        
  • A positive “can do” attitude!  

Compensation

Farmers will be paid $10/hour for the first 30 days, and then receive $12/hour for the remainder of the season.  A bonus will be provided at the end of the season.  

How to Apply

Go to OEFFA.com and access the Begin Farm Program page and connect to the application at this site.

 

Email Sunbeam at sunbeamfamilyfarm@gmail.com or call 740-507-5615 if you have question and if you are interested in applying.

How Does a CSA Work?November 28th, 2018

It Starts with a Promise You commit to support Sunbeam Family Farm for either 10 or 20 weeks and pay up front for CSA membership.  Sunbeam will begin to grow produce for your family in the spring

Aspiring Farm InformationNovember 28th, 2018

Organic Farming Positions                        Sunbeam Family Farm is looking for

Questions & AnsersNovember 28th, 2018

WHEN DO THE VEGGIE BOXES BEGIN? In 2019, we plan to start on Thursday, May 30. (Please realize Mother Nature might force us to delay the start).  This will continue for 20 weekly deliveries. &nb

Registration for the 2019 Summer CSA program will begin on December 1, 2019.  During December, Sunbeam is offering a "Holiday Discount".  Receive a 10% discount on either a full or half share during the month of December.  Don't delay, the discount will end on January 1, 2019.  We are looking forward to working with you during the 2019 season!