Organic Garlic Farm close to the Canadian border outside Oroville, Washington USA


United States

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  • Description


    We are a certified organic farm growing 20 varieties of seed garlic. Located between the small towns of Oroville and Tonasket Washington, just a few miles from the Canadian border. We are situated on 10 acres on a farm that was established in 1911. We have two huge barns, one is 3 stories tall! We have hopes of fixing them up so that we can at some point in the future host weddings.

    We sell our organic seed garlic online and to garden centers all over the country. Things we do during the season include harvesting garlic, bundling and hanging to cure, trimming and cleaning, packing and shipping, planting, baling hay, gardening.

    Our season for volunteers starts in July and is busy through the end of October. Of course, our main focus on the farm is garlic but there is the opportunity to learn about all aspects of farming from weeding, harvesting, cover cropping, gardening, beekeeping, mowing, tractor operation, barn maintenance and restoration etc. Oh yeah and we planted 500 lbs. of potatoes this spring! So a fall harvest of potatoes is on the schedule. Hopefully about 5000 lbs. all together!

    We have a 2 bedroom guesthouse complete with kitchen, bathroom etc. for our volunteers. So the trade we ask for is that you work for 6 hours a day 5 days a week in exchange for the house and a weekly grocery stipend.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will get a hands-on experience of what it takes to make a living in a niche market of our food supply chain.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Growing garlic is our main farming endeavor but besides that, here is a list of things we could do on any given day:

    •Vegetable harvesting
    •Carpentry projects
    •Baking/canning/food preservation
    •Mowing/hay baling
    •Honey harvesting

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Your own 2 bedroom house located on our property

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Across the border is the busy summer town of Osoyoos, a premier Canadian destination and a stark contrast to the ruralness of our small town, Oroville. There are dozens of lakes and two rivers within a short distance of our farm. Great swimming, fishing, hiking are all around us.

    Noah is a farmer and a guitar player. Heather is a librarian and children's book author.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    6 hours/day

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