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10th Street Farm and Market located just east of the Twin Cities in Afton, MN is an extended season micro- farm using organic intensive growing practices with a diversified business model, allowing us to farm year around with minimal labor and land use. Our markets include a four season CSA, wholesale, and a farm stand. 

Come Work On Our Farm!

Are you looking for work that is meaningful, physical and is outside? 

10th Street Farm & Market is a four-season vegetable micro farm operating year around in Afton, MN.  Our markets are serving our local community through CSA, wholesale, and on farm stand.

Much of what we do is small scale farming by hand, in all types of weather.  Our farm is dynamic, diverse, and ever-evolving.  This year we are adding a commercial kitchen, along with off season tulips and summer flowers.

We have several positions open for the coming season, part-time crew members from April – November, part time crew members June – August, and a Transplant manager.  We are also interested in retaining longer term committed crew members. 

 

Things to Expect:

  • Working in all weather conditions

  • Standing, bending, squatting, lifting for hours at a time

  • Harvesting, washing, weeding, seeding, trellising, packing, sorting, cleaning, organizing and more!

  • Taking verbal and visual instructions

  • Learning on the job and applying what you learned, you will learn all aspects of running a four-season micro farm. 

  • Hard but, rewarding work. Farming can be really hard physically and emotionally, but at the same time it’s some of the most gratifying.

  • Multitasking and Adapting

 

Things We Expect

  •  Commitment. We understand life is unpredictable and for those who have never farmed before, it's hard to really imagine what to expect, but our small farm will depend on you. If a crew member chooses to leave mid-season, we will be left to scramble. 

  • Motivation.  We all need to keep up our pace, efficiency, and motivation throughout the day to get everything done that needs to get done. Having a "what's next?" attitude to keep the day rolling is essential.

  • Willing to learn.  Learning in an ever-changing environment is what keeps the farm moving forward.  

  • Punctuality. An efficient farm is what helps us stay profitable so we ask everyone to show up on time ready to work.

Internships: Great opportunity for anyone interested in farming to get their hands dirty and gain a strong understanding of vegetable production and farming practices as a whole. this short term position is flexible and open to anyone willing to work hard but does not have any specific ambitions to farm or just wants an amazing summer experience. 

  •     2-5 days a week, 4 to 5 hour shifts

  •     June-september

  •     weeding, flipping beds, planting/harvesting crops.

  •     $10/hour

 

Apprenticeships: These are entry-level programs combining hands-on training and skills-based education in micro-farming (farming on 2 acres or less) so that you will have the knowledge and experience to start your own agricultural project. You will learn by being involved with all aspects of a diversified organic-practicing vegetable farm, which includes succession planting for extended season, working with CSA and wholesale markets, high tunnel and greenhouse management as well as the processes and techniques we have intergraded into our farm making it as efficient and profitable as possible. Great portion for anyone looking to start their own vegetable operation in the future. 

  •     4-5 days a week, 5-6 hours shifts

  •     April-November

  •     weeding, flipping beds, planting/harvesting crops, washing/packing for wholesale, retail and CSA, field planning and farm maintenance, moving high tunnels, setting up and running irrigation, some customer interaction. We also spend time each month talking through the planning, marketing and management of a vegetable farm, making sure our Apprentices leave prepared for a future farm of their own.

  •  $12 to $16/hour based on experience.

 

Transplant manager: This is a very flexible position for anyone who would love to come out the farm weekly on their own schedule and plant transplants in the greenhouse. This includes paperpot’s, soil blocks, pots and trays. Self motivated and task oriented. If you love working with plants and can follow directions, this is for you!

  •     5-10 hours a week depending on the season (spring is alot, late summer not so much), days and times are up to you

  •     March - September

  •     need to be able to lift 30#, stand in one place for more than an hour and like simple, continues tasks. 

  •     $15/hour

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The Details
Internships: 
  • Positions-3

  • 2-5 days a week, 4-5h shift

  • June-August

  • $10/hour

Apprenticeships:
  • Positions-3

  • 4-5 days a week, 5-6h shift

  • April-Nov.

  • $12 to $16/hour based on experience.

Transplant Manager:
  • Positions-1

  • 5-10 hours a week

  • days and time is up to you

  • March-Sept.

  • $15/hour

 
 
 
To Apply

 

please email us:

  • your resume & what position you are interested in

  • what is your interest in agriculture?

  • What do you want to learn/expect from this job?

  • tell us what you are passionate about, ag related or otherwise