Sustainable Farming Apprenticeship at Zajac Farms with Rogue Farm Corps


Company: Zajac Farms through Rogue Farm Corps Apprenticeship Program
Location: Bend, OR
Compensation: Apprentices will be paid minimum wage and will have access to a wide diversity of vegetables grown on the farm.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Internship / Apprentice
Job Categories: Agriculture, Education
Region: Central
Date Posted: January 12, 2022

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Zajac Farms is a small scale, diversified vegetable operation located on the North end of the city of Bend, Oregon. Tyler Zajac started the market garden in 2018 and continues to expand and experiment with a focus on the agro-ecosystem. The farm is currently about an acre in size on leased residential land and Tyler commutes daily to the farm. The farm utilizes organic, regenerative practices with minimal tillage and permanent beds. All of the work is done by hand with various tools typical of market gardening; broadfork, scuffle hoes, wire weeders, tine rake, quick cut harvester and a BCS two wheeled tractor. There are currently two high tunnels and four low tunnels on the farm. The farm grows a wide variety of vegetables that are sold through a CSA, farmers market and a few wholesale outlets. Tyler has operated the farm with a few seasonal part time employees and volunteers. Tyler and his wife have three children that are occasionally on the farm along with their friendly dog. An apprentice at Zajac Farms will learn how to farm on a small scale, and manage a market garden in a challenging climate. There is a lot to learn in a season of farming and it can be a rewarding experience for an aspiring farmer. Central Oregon is a wonderful place to live and farm with plenty of outdoor recreation activities and accessibility to mountains, rivers, lakes and more! They are looking for 2 RFC apprentices this season. Read more here: https://www.roguefarmcorps.org/host-farms/zajac-farms