Farm in central Minnesota looking for help with a variety of tasks

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  • Description

    Description

    Our farm is a non-certified organic farm in central Minnesota, USA. We raise goats for fiber, meat, milk and cheese. We grow a vast variety of non-gmo, heirloom veggies, fruits, flowers, and medicinal herbs for local families, farmers' markets, and local businesses. And we raise chickens, ducks, and guinea hens for meat, eggs, and insect control

    We are also a community event center and host classes, dinners, festivals, concerts, and weddings. We live in a straw-bale farmhouse, and have a few other Natural Building projects on the lists for this coming season.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers are welcome to come for a few days to a few weeks, or longer if we like each other, and help out on the farm! We usually ask our apprentices to work 5 hours a day 5 days a week, but this is flexible according to everyone's needs.

    We will be spending most of our time out of doors, preparing beds for planting, weeding, harvesting, working with animals, tending to soil health and fertility, pruning fruit trees, making deliveries and chatting with folks at market. This is physical work, which does require some strength and stamina. We spend our after hours cooking a lot of good food, making music, riding bikes, hiking, swimming, and gathering with friends.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English is our first language, with bits of Spanish, German, and Ojibwe.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have several accommodations. Certainly in the summer-time we have plenty of tent-space for those who enjoy camping. We also have a vintage school-bus that has been turned into living quarters, complete with a kitchen and an outhouse, which could house 2 people sweet on each other. We have a loft in our art Studio which could also house two folks. And we have some extra rooms in our house. All of these spaces are subject to availability, depending on how many folks we already have here.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a teaching farm, so it's lovely if folks that come here would like to get their hands dirty and learn about how to grow beautiful, vital food. We often have anywhere from 0-3 long term apprentices here learning to farm, plus the folks that live here. So we offer a community of folks in all walks of life living and learning together. We offer a rural experience of land, community, food, music, and farming. There are lots of lakes around here for swimming and great hikes and bike rides. Also, we're about an hour away from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) which are cultural hubs in Minnesota.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3-5 hours a day depending on the situation

Farmers Liz and Curtis on their wedding day in their field.
Lily-goat with her bell on.
Flowers in the garden.
Mixing clay, sand, and straw by foot to build our wood-fired pizza oven.
Triplets!
Baby goats!
Pizza in our cob oven. Delicious!
Our farm dressed up for one of our events!
Our dogs, brother and sister: Khatun and Caspian.
Our straw-bale farmhouse!





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