Two Apprenticeship Positions Open, NOW!!!
We are now accepting applications. Click here for more information.
The Vision- Our goals in farming
As stated above, our farm is very small. With lofty production goals, and limited land we will make use of many practices that allow for maximized yields year after year while maintaining sustainability and environmental responsibility. Some of the techniques we employ are:
In return for 40 hours a week of work apprentices and interns will receive a hands-on education in sustainable farming. Apprentices will receive room and board, plus a monthly stipend to be determined by experience and commitment.
We will provide housing on the farm. We have a furnished 2 bedroom apartment with a kitchen, bathroom, wood floors, and central air. These accommodations will be shared by Apprentices, interns, and volunteers who are currently working on the farm. Sleeping quarters will be segregated according to varying occupancy, and the preferences of the occupants. Breakfast and supper will be self provided with access to the farm house pantry, and freezers. Lunch will be provided at the farm house, and will be eaten with our family.
Interning Vs. Apprenticing
Intern candidates are people who want to explore agriculture from the inside out, with a relatively short commitment (minimum 3 months). Interns should be willing to work hard, learn fast, and adapt. There is a lot to learn if you’ve never worked on a farm before, and it’s important that intern candidates be willing to jump in feet first, and learn as they go. Sense of humor is important, and goes a long way toward making the work enjoyable, along with an appreciation of the outdoors, in all different scenarios.
Our ideal apprentice candidate is someone who desires to farm on their own at some point in the future, who wants to learn sustainable agriculture from the inside out, who is willing and able to work long and hard, who has a sense of humor, who is able to take instruction and give constructive feedback, who can interface with our customers in an intimate setting, is responsible and committed, and able to live and work closely with us. Ability to self-educate about particular areas of interest, plus interest in talking about why we do things the way we do are also important to the apprentice experience. Experience farming and/or working with equipment including tractors, hand tools, mowers, construction tools, etc. would certainly be a plus, but is not completely necessary, flexibility is key, and we will provide the know-how.
Couples and families are welcome to apply.