Frog Holler Internship For 2014
Frog Holler's organic roots
go back 40 years. We are a second-generation family farm growing certified organic
produce. The farm consists of 5 acres of crops surrounded by 120 acres of undisturbed
prairie and woodlands, all nestled in the gently rolling Irish Hills of Michigan.
We sell at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market and through a small CSA. We also host
an annual late-summer music festival. We are 10 minutes from the nearest town
and 45 minutes from Ann Arbor.
Details: Apprentices have the opportunity to experience
all aspects of running a small-scale organic farm. Apprentices live on the farm
and work on average 5.5 days a week. Work days are normally 8 hours, although
there are many variations depending on weather and other factors. The work style
is intense but friendly; our smaller scale allows opportunities for intimate
involvement in day-to-day decisions and projects. Work includes Planting in fields
and greenhouse Weeding Harvesting Prepping veggies for market Tending our market
stall Helping prepare for our annual 3-day music festival in August Assist preparing
communal lunches, shared cleaning responsibilities
Internship Starts: April or May
Ends: October or November
We provide vegetables as well as other food staples
and a kitchen for cooking. Lunches are usually communal with shared cooking/cleaning
duties, although some opt to prepare and eat their lunch separately, and that's
fine too. We eat mostly if not completely organic, and much of it is local. Group
meals are vegetarian and vegan friendly.
• Detail oriented
to ask questions
• Fast, efficient worker
• Good communication skills
previous experience with physical/outdoor work is helpful
We accept all forms
of farm interns from those who have never worked on a farm but have a strong
desire to learn to those who already have farming knowledge and experience. We
are looking for people with a wide range of passions, inspirations, talents and
skills. We want our interns to feel like their creativity in all areas is encouraged
and appreciated. We are very music-oriented, so bring your instrument!
Apprenticing with us covers all aspects of growing, harvesting
and marketing small-scale, direct-marketed crops. Twice weekly stints at the
Ann Arbor Farmer's Market plus packing and distributing CSA boxes are the main
marketing avenues. Holler Fest, our three-day music festival, is a blast and
totally consumes us most of the month of August. We need help with that but also
need some folks to keep the farm going. Stipend: Pay based on experience, commitment
and performance. Please inquire.
Housing: The Frog Holler community consists
of Cathy King and sons Billy, Kenny and Edwin as well as 4-5 seasonal helpers.
stay in trailers, a rustic cabin, or treehouse
• Communal kitchen, bathroom,
• Internet access
Swimming in the pond
Opportunities to learn food preservation
local food scene centered in Ann Arbor
Many potlucks and gatherings
Interested in getting your hands dirty? Then click Get in touch and drop us a line!
Our help through the years
Kirstin, Colleen, Mia, Qiang, Erin, Natalie, Bretton. Holler Fest cooks: Angie, Chrissy, Aiden (they totally rocked), and thank you to bushels of Holler Fest helpers - we harvested another fantastic festival!
Kirstin, Bretton, Shannon, Samuel, Susan, Katie, Colleen. Holler Fest: it takes a village! Thanks everyone!!
Angie, Chrissy, Kirstin, Tacy, Emily, Evan, Elisabeth, Bretton, Chuck, Kyle, DJ
Holler Fest: Our dependable Holler Fest preparation crew! Tom Hi., Tom Hu., Scott, George, John. Thanks to everyone!
Angie, Kat, Dorothy, Julien, Chrissy, Kirstin, Chuck, Jenny, Leah, Kristie, Jennifer, Lindsay, Cat, Margy, Tom, Sandy, Cyrus, Adam. Holler Fest: Again, couldn't have done it without tons of help! Pre-Fest Super Helpers - Tom Hi., Tom Hu., Scott, George, John. Thanks to everyone!
Jana, Christina, Kristie, Erin, Angie, Elisabeth, Tom, Sandy, Margy, Marilyn, Mary, Woody, Laura, Kelsey, Eliza, Leah. Holler Fest: Lots and lots of great people! Thank you all!
Ken, Cathy, Billy, Kenny, Edwin, Tom, Sandy, Margy, Marilyn, Brian, Anne, Samantha, Silas, Elisabeth, Mary, Joan, Rich, John - thanks everyone! Holler Fest helpers - more than we can name, but we couldn't have done it without you - Many thanks!
Ken, Cathy, Billy, Kenny, Edwin, Tom, Sandy, Margy, Marilyn, Brian, Mark - Thanks everyone!
HOLLER FEST HELP - the whole darn neighborhood! Muchas Gracias!
Ken, Cathy, Billy, Kenny, Edwin, Tom, Sandy, Margy, Marilyn, Stas
Ken, Cathy, Billy, Kenny, Edwin, Anne, Tom, Sandy, Margy, Gail, Kristin, Evan, Brooke, Bretton
Ken, Cathy, Billy, Kenny, Edwin, Duncan, Paul, Herb, Jack, Amy, Todd, John and many many more.