Number of Workers Sought2
Type of FarmHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable
Marketing StrategyCommunity Supported Agriculture, Farm Stand, Farmers' Market, Restaurant, Wholesale
Pay RateStarting at $275 per 5-day week. There is farm produce available for personal consumption. We also provide local organic milk and cheese from our partner dairy and creamery. Separate apprentice shelters offer privacy during off hours, includes own kitchen, outdoor hot shower, and washing machine.
Describe yourself, your family, background, farming experience, philosophy, goals and interestsLearn more about our farm at www.lifelineproduce.com
Describe your farm operation
Lifeline Produce was established in 1978. We farm on 80 acres in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, and we have two apprentice positions currently open for the 2020 season. Located 40 miles south of Missoula. Our farm prioritizes soil health and has been recognized as a leader in regenerative agriculture. We have 10+ acres of Homegrown certified organic vegetables, herbs, a hoop-house, a greenhouse, a bedding plant operation, and maintain approximately 30 hens, 12 ewes and 30+ beef cattle. We are a mid-scale production farm that serves wholesale accounts, two farmers markets, as well as retailers and restaurants across western Montana. We grow all of the livestock forage and grow no salad mix. We are members of the Montana Sustainable Growers Union and are Homegrown certified. We produce our own biodiesel on-site to power all of our tractors and farm delivery vehicles, and we maintain over 25 KW of solar panels to offset our power needs. We are two miles from the Bitterroot River for fishing and swimming, and we have a pond on the property for hot summer days, and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is at our back door. A bike is handy.