Grassroots Farm, LLC

N4596 Dutch Hollow Rd.
Monroe, WI
53566
608-938-1550
Grassroots Farm, LLC

Grassroots Farm, LLC

Grassroots Farm, LLC
N4596 Dutch Hollow Rd., Monroe, WI, 53566 608-938-1550 Email Farm www.grassrootsfarmllc.com

Grassroots Farm, LLC

Welcome to Grassroots Farm, LLC

Grassroots Farm— owned and operated by a mother and daughter team, Lindsey Morris Carpenter and her mother Gail – is located in Green County, Wisconsin, 40 miles southwest of Madison, in the Driftless Area, a part of our state that was left unscoured by the glaciers. The countryside is rolling with a “high view” to the horizon at each hillcrest. Our neighbors operate primarily large acreage grass and dairy farms and row-crop ventures.
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Welcome to Grassroots Farm, LLC

Grassroots Farm— owned and operated by a mother and daughter team, Lindsey Morris Carpenter and her mother Gail – is located in Green County, Wisconsin, 40 miles southwest of Madison, in the Driftless Area, a part of our state that was left unscoured by the glaciers. The countryside is rolling with a “high view” to the horizon at each hillcrest. Our neighbors operate primarily large acreage grass and dairy farms and row-crop ventures.

Grassroots Farm is Certified Organic by Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) and the USDA. We are a highly diversified vegetable, livestock, and cut flower farm, with a young hopyard and apple orchard. Grassroots Farm offers a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share program, direct sales through farmers markets, limited sales to groceries and restaurants, and work-share opportunities to individuals and families near to the farm. Our fresh farm produce, available for sale in the 2014 season, will include over 75 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and common and rare fresh herbs. Our humanely raised animal products include naturally raised pork from local feed, certified organic free-range brown eggs, pastured chicken, turkey and goose, grass fed beef and lamb, and delicious honey.

In the midst of big agriculture we have established a “new family farm” on these 40 acres. Our agricultural goals are based on a small, diverse, closed circuit farm, similar to the farmstead of 100 years ago.

Where you can find our products

CSA Program delivering to:
Wisconsin:
Madison East and West Side
Monroe
Milwaukee/ Winter Meat share only

Illinois:
Downtown Chicago
Andersonville Chicago
Evanston
Long Grove

We also sell our farm products seasonally at the Long Grove Farmers' Market.

We offer the following wholesale crops:
Heirloom, Paste, Cherry, and Slicing Tomatoes
Certified Organic Brown Eggs

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Why Intern with Grassroots Farm?



Grassroots Farm is a uniquely diversified livestock and Certified Organic vegetable, herb, hops, fruit, and fresh egg farm located in a rural and partially un-glaciated area of Green County, Wisconsin. We are about an hour’s drive to Madison, Wisconsin and Dubuque, Iowa, an hour and 45 mins from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and two and a half hours from Chicago, Illinois. The nearest grocery store, gas station and hospital are about 10-15 minutes away from the farm. 



An internship with our farm will expose you to the following:



small scale, Certified Organic mixed vegetable production

safe equipment operation including BCS walk-behind tractor, riding mower, and introduction to 4-wheel tractor use and maintenance

hoophouse and greenhouse management

organic egg production

beginning hopyard management, harvest and trellising

small herd management and rotational grazing of cattle and lambs

electric fence management

farm carpentry skills and fencing

hog farrowing and market hog production

small scale beekeeping

turkey, goose and broiler chicken production from brooder to processor

access to our methods of record keeping and organizing our business

CSA program management

small-scale organic flower production, cutting, and bouquet making

product delivery to Milwaukee and Madison

produce canning, pickling, and preserve in our home kitchen under the cottage food bill requirements

daily farm chores and donkey training 

independent project/income opportunities



All Internships include free membership through Grassroots Farm in all C.R.A.F.T. (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) Field Days, Workshops, and Events. 



Our Ideal Intern



We are looking for a self-motivated, weather-hardy, nature loving, curious individual with good communication skills and a strong desire to learn by doing. Our interns must be interested in learning our methods of farming with some idea of starting an operation of their own some day. We find this to be an essential quality because much of the value of an internship is lost when the individual does not think the educational opportunity is important. So- no folks just looking for a summer experience, please. This is a job that comes with an extreme volume of information, and for the right candidate, that information will pay you back greatly in the future.



Because housing is shared, interns must be tidy and respectful at the farmhouse, as well as willing to work with each other on scheduling. 



Internship Compensation



In addition to a full season of hands-on learning, interns will be compensated with a monthly stipend of $300/month for part-time maximum of 30 hours/week. This includes a large, furnished upstairs farmhouse room, shared bathroom, free access to wi-fi, and use of our large shared farmhouse kitchen. The farmhouse is a “work in progress” and comes with a decent population of house cats, please take this into consideration if you have pet allergies or are not interested in semi-rustic living. Having your own vehicle (Monroe, Wisconsin is rural farm country) is preferred but a bicycle is available to get you to/from the farm (3.8 miles to farmhouse). Weekly delivery opportunities in a Grassroots Farm vehicle is also an option to take a break from the country life, assuming interns have a valid drivers’ licence.  Interns also have access to all the fresh produce and eggs you can eat and a $20/week credit towards local food buy-ins and Grassroots Farm meat. Our compensation break-down:



Stipend: $300/month

Housing value: $350/month

Veggie/egg value: $100/month

Local food/meat credit: $80/month

One-of-a-kind educational experience: priceless!



Compensation, when added up monetarily, exceeds $9/hr gross. We would prefer that interns commit to an April through October farming season. This being said, in the event the agreement is not workable for either farmer or intern, a minimum two week notice is needed to find a replacement. Stipend payments are “on the books”. 

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