Bluestem Farm is a year-round organic farm located in northern lower
Michigan. This growing season, we’re looking for one extraordinary person
to join our team. You’d be working sometimes alone, sometimes with a crew
of people. Primary duties will involve morning harvests, handling and
cleaning vegetables, as well as sowing, transplanting, and weeding.

In a few short years, Bluestem Farm has gone from duct tape and bubble gum
to being asked to speak at farming conferences. We’ve got recent experience
turning a neglected 80 acres into a growing and successful farm business.
We also have significant experience farming on leased land as well as being
workers on a non-profit farm: some of the most likely scenarios for new
farmers starting out.

Known for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities, our part of
northern Michigan is a regional tourist destination. We are situated in the
countryside among rolling hills, woods, lakes, and fields, within driving
distance of a number of picturesque towns. Great spots for hiking, fishing,
biking, boating, and swimming surround us. More at and

• Significant experience in organic vegetable production.
• Consistently strong work ethic and excellent communication skills.
• Very consistent positive attitude.
• Serious intentions to start a farm one day.
• A love of working hard outdoors despite physical demands and all kinds of
• Ease with being around our two small children. We would never ask you to
watch them, but they’re often around during working hours.

• Pay is $270 a week before taxes. Work week is 45 hours.
• Private furnished on-farm house with kitchen and bath is included.
• Customized farm food plan is negotiable (anything from organic vegetables
to pasture-raised proteins)
• Education stipend of $35 per month, to be put toward books or fees for
winter farming conferences

To apply, email Mary at [log in to unmask] with a resume and
statement of interest.

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