Youth Employment

New City Farm grows delicious food, but its purpose is more than just feeding people.  For almost a decade, New City Neighbors (the Farm’s parent organization) has been working hard in the Northeast side of Grand Rapids to positively impact our community. The farm’s main objective is to provide job and life skills to high school youth in our neighborhood.  Each summer we employ and train 10-12 high school students. Student employees learn all aspects of the hard work of organic vegetable growing. Student employees also participate in curriculum around job skills, food justice, anti-racism and food & faith.  

If you are in high school and want to be a part of our team, apply by completing our Youth Employee Application Form. First year employees begin by working at our urban farm and in our cafe. Second and third year students are given opportunities to work at some of our partner businesses. Hourly employment begins at $10.50 per hour. If you have any questions contact Lance at

Are you a college student or an adult looking to gain valuable work experience in community development or organic farming? We offer two college internships each season. Internships are 250 hours for the season and interns will receive a $2000 stipend. We will happily work with your college to help you receive internship credit.