Type of FarmVegetable
Marketing StrategyCommunity Supported Agriculture, Farm Stand, Farmers' Market, Restaurant, Wholesale
Pay RateCrew member pay starts at $10/hour.
All team members receive fresh vegetables as harvested.
What are the dates of your position?We are not hiring for the summer 2021. We may be interested in hiring for 2022, so here is a description: We are really looking for 2 half-time, morning helpers: May through September; Monday-Friday; most weekends are free; peak season from mid-June to Sept
Are you open to shorter periods of employment or do you prefer that workers stay the full season?Shorter periods of employment possible, Prefer full season
Explain the room and board arrangements or describe options in your areaNo housing is available; hopefully some will be available in the future. Tenting is only considered after we have worked together for a while. No pets. We are happy to accommodate vegetarians. No smoking or drugs.
Describe yourself, your family, background, farming experience, philosophy, goals and interests. What sets you apart from other farms?We are a family of 6, myself and Josh and four boys (yr 5-13). I grew up in Montana on a small farm, worked for other farmers and wildlife organizations, and learned much from farmers and gardeners in our community and abroad. Always concerned about caring for the land, animals and the people around us, we are more and more convinced that the most effective way for our work to benefit our community and world is to continually grow in our understanding of our soil and everything above it. Founded as an organic farm, we are seeking to incorporate a permaculture model for our market garden: some perennials, water conservation, diverse cover cropping, animal and crop rotations, low tillage practices, intercropping, etc.
Describe the physical setting of your farm and the nature of the community in which you liveThe market garden is in an open grassland setting. An intermittent stream and pond with cottonwood trees is on the far corner.
Describe your farm operation
Three Hearts Farm is a certified-organic, diversified vegetable farm between Bozeman and Belgrade, with approximately 1 acre under production in 2019. We have 4 hoophouses and 4 hardhouses. Since its founding, our farm has followed sustainable, organic growing practices: growing diversified crops, rotating crops, cover cropping, using cows and sheep for manure and selling all its produce within 100 miles of the farm.