Currently, all positions are filled - Looking for interns/farm workers.
There are 2 ways to work at the farm
1. volunteer for a day, contact us or join our FACEBOOK page or our mailing list (both links found on home page) to be notified about volunteer days.
an appentice and work and stay at the farm - details follow.
Agua Linda Farm
Agua Linda Farm is 63 acres of pasture and
vegetable gardens. We grow organically (though we are not certified) and sell directly to consumers through a small
CSA program, at our on-site farm store and at farmer’s markets. We also put on a few harvest festivals (pumpkins
in October, Garlic and Onion in June, more to come), educational field trips and tours and to supplement the farm’s
income, we offer the facility for private weddings and events.
Working on the farm
Arizona has great weather most of the year
and we are able to grow a variety of crops year round. Summers do get hot – sometimes reaching 100’, requiring
us to work very early, take a swim and a siesta mid-day, then get back at it in the evening (mid-June – mid-Sept.).
Tasks are varied and may include seeding, transplanting, cultivating, harvesting, packaging and washing produce, sales, delivery,
operating a farmer’s market booth or the farm store, feeding animals, repairing fences, construction, guiding tours,
assisting with festivals and private events. Plan to work five days a week for 6 to 8 hours.
Fall Festival (October): The most
fun on the farm! Our Fall Pumpkin Festival attracts families from all over Arizona (see the Fall Festival Page to learn about the festival). Workers will participate in a variety of tasks which may include: conducting educational
field trips for children, working in the farm's concession stand, helping with admission to the festival, managing animals,
working in the fields and more. Our whole family helps out and there is a wonderful summercamp feel to the whole experience!
Who should apply?
Some experience is preferred, (not only in the area of farming, but in animal husbandry, mechanics and construction) but
not required, (usually apprentices are folks with little to no knowledge of farming). Apprentices should be folks wanting
to learn about farming are hard working, self-motivated and flexible. This opportunity is not appropriate for those
wanting a vacation on a farm. Hard work is imperative.
Agua Linda Farm operates year round. More
workers are required in the spring, summer and fall than in the winter. We ask for a minimum one-month commitment, but
prefer a two-month commitment, which may be extended, based on work performance.
Apprentices stay in a rustic
bunkhouse on the farm. Quarters may be shared with other apprentices.
Agua Linda Farm will provide some staples
– rice, beans, eggs, and pasta. You are welcome to eat vegetables from the farm. Other foods – dairy,
etc. can be purchased at a nearby grocery store. Occasionally, our family will invite workers to join us for a meal.
We encourage apprentices to share in food preparation and clean-up chores.
Learning by doing is the best way to
gain a skill. We will teach you as we work and be available to answer questions. Weekly meetings will include
not only the planning for the week, but a time to share knowledge. Our library of farm related books are available.
Field trips to other farms, visits from local experts may also be included in your stay.
It is very beautiful here!
The farm is located in the rich Santa Cruz River Valley and is dominated by giant, shade providing cotton wood trees.
The gorgeous hacienda – built in the 40’s for a more “gentlemen’s” style of living, is a pleasant
backdrop as you cool off in the swimming pool on hot days. The historic Anza Trail borders our land, as does a conservation
easement. Walking trails along the Santa Cruz River are beautiful. We have no neighbors (of the human kind) and
you can retreat with a book to many secluded spots! For experienced riders, a horseback ride while you are here–
guided by us – can be arranged. Wireless internet is available.
We do not allow pets.
are designed for individuals. Couples are welcome, but keep in mind that you may be sharing your space with others and
beds are single sized.
Must be at least 18 years old, and, sorry, we cannot allow families with children under
drive-to activities include:
• Historic Tubac – museums, art galleries, restaurants
and shopping (5 min)
• Tumacacori Mission State Park (8 min)
Blanca Lake (15 min)
• Madera Canyon, hiking (25 min)
• Mexico –
shopping, restaurants (30 min)
• Tucson – all the amenities of a small city (30 min)
MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED:
All interested applicants should email or mail a resume, three references (of which two of which should be former employers),
and a letter of interest explaining previous experience and skills (be sure to include the following information).
Email application to us.
- current city/country of residence
- month/months you are planning on working
- do you have a valid driver's liscence?
- will you have your own vehicle?
- are you fluent in English?
Snail mail application to:
Agua Linda Farm
P.O. Box 975