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Orange Cat Community Farm is located in Sauk County, WI near Reedsburg and Wisconsin Dells. It is 1 hour from Madison and about 20 minutes from the Baraboo Hills, where there are beautiful hiking and recreational opportunities.

The farm has been in operation since 2010. It is 22 acres with 3 acres of certified organic vegetables, including hoophouse production. The produce is marketed through a 150 member main season CSA as well as spring and fall CSA shares and a farmers’ market in Baraboo.

The farm is owned and operated by Laura Mortimore, who gained a degree in horticulture and 5 years of organic vegetable farming experience before beginning a farm of her own. Orange Cat Community Farm prides itself on producing high quality vegetables and creating a positive CSA experience for members. Every season it is very exciting to see what hard-working, motivated individuals join our team. Come be a part of it!

Now Hiring!

Are you interested in learning about CSA, cooking with seasonal, local produce, or running your own organic vegetable farm someday?

Two full-time internships and one full-time crew leader position are available for the 2017 season.

Internships

I am looking for interns with positive attitudes, adaptability, efficient work ethics, ability to do physical labor and excitement to learn about growing vegetables. Previous farming experience is very desirable, but not necessary. You need to be sincerely interested in being a part of everything that happens here. You need to be comfortable working alone and in a crew. You will be working in all weather conditions.

Internship Starts: April 17th, 2017

Internship Ends: October 27, 2017

Intern Positions Available: 2

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2017 or until position is filled

Pay

$200 per week with 3 paid days vacation; there will be a review after 8 weeks of work.

Food

A CSA share and a few other farm products such as pork and canned and frozen vegetables are provided. There is also a $50/month grocery stipend. Meals are on your own or can be prepared communally with the other employees.

Housing

Private bedroom with shared intern bathroom and living room in a shared house. The kitchen is shared with the farmer. There is a huge deck on the house for everyone’s use.

Internship Details

Hours of expected work are 7:55am- 5pm, Monday through Friday with an hour lunch break. There will be times when circumstances require us to work later, but I’ll do my best to keep the schedule. Employees are required to attend the Saturday farmers’ market on a rotating basis. Because we only attend the market in the spring and fall, you will be attending about three markets. An hourly wage is paid for time working the market. The farm has several worker shares that help out weekly and 1 crew leaders. At any given time there are usually 3-5 people working on a crew.

Although the daily regiment will change, in a season expect to be involved with the following:

greenhouse transplant production, transplanting and direct seeding, weeding, irrigation, harvest, post-harvest handling, hoophouse vegetable production, selling at a farmers’ market, driving delivery routes, and the ins and outs of running a CSA with happy members.

There is opportunity to learn about canning and freezing produce, and spinning and knitting yarn if you are interested.

Valid driver’s license is required.

I am going to ask you to work hard. I am going to ask you to enjoy yourself. Best person for the job: someone who enjoys working hard!

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in working at Orange Cat Community Farm. Please be clear for which position you are applying.

Email:  orangecatcommunityfarm@gmail.com

Considering Internship?

Check out what the 2011 and 2012 farm intern, Chef Kari, has to say about her experience at Orange Cat Community Farm.

Read Kari's Story

Crew Leader Position

Orange Cat Community Farm is looking for an individual with at least one season’s experience working on an organic vegetable farm to help lead crews in the greenhouse, field and packing shed. This person should have the desire and motivation to take on responsibility and provide leadership to crew members. A positive attitude, good communication skills and an understanding of efficient work methods are essential. You need to be able to do repetitive and physical labor, lifting up to 50 lbs and work in all weather conditions.

Position Starts: April 3rd, 2017

Position Ends: October 27, 2017

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2017 or until position is filled

Pay

starts at $9/hour with two reviews during the season

Benefits

A spring and main season CSA share is provided. Full time employees receive three paid days off.

Housing

There is a room for rent in the farm house, but the crew leader is more than welcome to find off-farm housing. The room at the farm includes a private bedroom with shared employee bathroom and living room. The kitchen is shared with the farmer. There is a huge deck on the house for everyone’s use.

Crew Leader Details

Hours of expected work are 7:55am- 5pm, Monday through Friday with an hour lunch break. There will be times when circumstances require us to work later, but I’ll do my best to keep the schedule. Employees are required to attend the Saturday farmers’ market on a rotating basis. Because we only attend the market in the spring and fall, you will be attending about three markets.

The farm has several worker shares that help out weekly, two full time interns and one crew leader. At any given time there are usually 3-6 people working on a crew. The crew leaders’ responsibilities include: provide direction to crew members, set an efficient work pace, maintain quality control.

Although the daily regiment will change, over the season you will be involved in: greenhouse transplant production, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, harvest, post-harvest handling, hoophouse vegetable production, driving delivery routes, and the ins and outs of running a CSA with happy members.

Valid driver’s license is required.

At least one season’s experience working on an organic vegetable farm is required.

I am going to ask you to work hard. I am going to ask you to enjoy yourself. Best person for the job: someone who enjoys working hard!

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in working at Orange Cat Community Farm. Please be clear for which position you are applying.

Email:  orangecatcommunityfarm@gmail.com

Housing on the Farm

Here are a few snapshots of the housing at Orange Cat. There’s plenty of room for everyone and wi-fi, too!

Working at Orange Cat has been the most rewarding and hardest work I have ever done.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Orange Cat Community Farm.