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Spring/Summer Internship Position

We are looking for 3 reliable, hardworking, and passionate people for our Spring and Summer production internship. Time Frame: April-October 2-3 days per week, 7am-3pm. Shifts available: Tuesday/Wednesday, Wednesday/Thursday, Wednesday/Sunday (includes farmer’s market shift). Requirements: Students currently involved in a sustainable agriculture program preferred Experience with plant production and care preferred Access to reliable public…

Life in the Greenhouse: My First Day

  “Wear layers and bring a refillable water bottle.” That’s what I was told for my first day working in the greenhouse at Metropolitan Farms. So I wore a hoodie, t-shirt with a tank top underneath, and packed my trusty black metal water bottle that I’d picked up from some swag bag in years past….

A New Beginning: 2017

It’s been an interesting year so far, to say the least. Metro Farms has been busy chugging along with our year-round germinations, transfers, harvests, and of course, new crop plans for the year. We offer starts for nurseries and farmers, as well as individual starts for gardeners to purchase at the market. The plans are precise…

Meditations: A First Year Farm

As I hauled the garbage out to the rubbish heap towards the end of the work day, I paused, looking up at the sky to see a flock of Sandhill cranes dancing and singing in a majestic swirling, spinning, swooping array. I watched them for a moment, completely engaged and immersed. It got me thinking…

Fall at the Farm

Andrea Raftery | September 27, 2016 One of my favorite parts about living in the Midwest is the turning of the seasons, especially that first chilly, unmistakable fall breeze that always gives me goosebumps and simultaneously a warm feeling of expectation. For me, fall looks like yellow leaves and orange pumpkins, smells like cinnamon and…