Need a Career Change? bk farmyards and Purple Kale Seek Interns in Farming, Food Writing, Design, Operations, Cooking and Recipe Development

Two of our favorite borough organizations — bk farmyards and Purple Kale Kitchenworks — are currently on the hunt for fall interns. Here’s the scoop for all you Edible readers looking to get your hands dirty for good causes.

Helping with the harvest at bk farmyards backyard plot.

Two of our favorite borough organizations are currently on the hunt for fall interns. Here’s the scoop:

1. BK Farmyards. This multi-faceted group–dedicated to helping Brooklynites of all kinds produce food on unused land– is in our opinion one of the coolest things to hit the borough in years.

(Want proof? Watch our recent NY1 segment on their backyard farming program here.) As they revamp the whole organization for an even better 2012, they are currently looking for a Youth Farm Instructor Apprentice, a Graphic Design Intern and an Operations Intern.

2. Purple Kale Kitchenworks. We profiled Ronna Welsh’s very, very cool catering and cooking workshops on our NY1 show a few months back (read and watch here) and can assure you you’ll learn plenty working by her side. She seeks Fall interns–positions are unpaid, but you could gain professional experience in a production kitchen, as well as recipe development and blog writing. She’s got complete information about the jobs and a questionnaire on her site.




Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.