Winlock Meadows Farm, a small, newly developing CSA farm in rural southwest Washington, is dedicated to the preservation of small family farms and community social action. We grow organic (uncertified) mixed vegetables and some small fruits, which are marketed to CSA members, a traditional family market in existence for 27 years, and in 2003 will be marketing from our website.
Our website is a result of a USDA grant we received to form a farmers' cooperative in Southwest Washington. The purpose of the co-op website is to connect people in the community to their local farms, and eventually to local small family businesses and services.
Susie Kyle, owner/operator, considers herself a farmer-in-training, as she was not raised a farmer and has not been trained as a farmer. Her love for gardening, her desire for the lifestyle a farm provides, and desire to make a difference in the world-these have been the driving force in the development of this farm. Room and board in exchange for 20-40 hours/week, depending on skill level. Applicant with FARM MANAGER skills/potential can receive room and board, plus a %age of profits. Susie requests interns to have some organic farming experience, or a great desire to learn.
Internships are available year-round, thanks to an 1800-sq.-ft. greenhouse and the ability to grow all 12 months in the Pacific Northwest. Room and board in exchange for 20-40 hrs./wk., depending on skill level. Due to our focus on community, anyone interested in grant writing and developing community projects may also apply. More detailed information about our farm is available upon request, or on our website.