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Fertile Fields Farm seeks Interns

27 Jan

Location: Westmoreland, New Hampshire

Fertile Fields Farm is a diversified organic farm located in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, near the Connecticut River.   We farm 2 ½ acres of level, well-drained riverbed soil. We are certified  organic since 2005 and market our produce at the Brattleboro Farmer’s Market and through a 35 family CSA.  We have four greenhouses, a pond, three beehives, and grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers and berries.

We seek interns who love working outdoors, being physically active and learning about being a beginning farmer.  Experience is not necessary. A sense of humor is a plus. Special projects for 2010 include new greenhouse completion, building a walk-in cooler (both spring projects) and building on our first year of incorporating nutrient dense crop practices. Continue reading

“Growing New Farmers” Internship and Incubator Program seeks Applications

25 Jan

Location: Delaware County, New York

The Catskills is a farm-friendly region, with growing local and regional buyers, farmers markets, and opportunities for new farm businesses. Agriculture is an important part of the landscape, yet access to training, land, and capital are some of the barriers that can deter new farmers from starting an agricultural enterprise. Farm Catskills has developed the Growing New Farmers program to help nurture new farms in Delaware County,  and help those interested in agriculture start down a path towards a successful business.

New farmers can find the nurturing, supportive community they need in Delaware County through our highly tailored, individualized program.  Working one on one with each participant in the program, we want to figure out how, together, we can help you meet your farming goals.  Depending on your own needs and
resources, the “Growing New Farmers” program can provide you with paid training, business planning, or affordable access to land and equipment to start your own business. Continue reading

Gibbet Hill Farm seeks Two Interns

25 Jan

Location: Groton, Massachusetts

Gibbet Hill Farm is a small-scale organic vegetable farm located in Groton, MA.  It is unique in that it is part of a larger restaurant group, and exists solely to provide those businesses with produce.  The group consists of the Gibbet Hill Grill and the Barn at Gibbet Hill, both located adjacent to the farm, as well as the Scarlet Oak Tavern in Hingham, and Fireside Catering in Burlington.  So in addition to the ubiquitous challenges of vegetable farming, interns will be exposed to the intersection of farming and restaurants, and help work through the inevitable challenges that arise from that.  This is a unique chance to work side-by-side with folks that are leading the growing ‘Farm to Fork’ movement in Massachusetts. In this our second season, we will also be starting a 50-member CSA to serve our local area.

We are looking for two interns, one for the whole season and one for the summer months.  Both positions will require hard work and good attitudes.  Farm work is physically and emotionally demanding and requires stamina, creativity, flexibility, and a great sense of humor.  Interns will work outside in all weather conditions and for long hours which will vary depending on the season, but will average 40-60 hours/week.  Must be able to lift 50lbs. and not be afraid to get dirty.  Experience is strongly preferred, but training for the right candidate will be considered.  Relevant experience includes:  tractor and machinery operation, planting and harvesting, CSA experience.  Must have burning desire to learn about small-scale organic farming practices as well as interest in local food movement, and be an upbeat, hard-working person with ability to see the bright side in any situation. Continue reading

Voss Farms seeks an Intern

25 Jan
Location: Paynesville, Minnesota
Voss Farms has an opportunity this summer for a position in its organic production. The farm is diversified in the production of crop and livestock products currently expanding areas of beef and vegetable products with an emphasis on locally grown. The position requires the individual to have a positive attitude, good work ethic, and an appreciation for organic agriculture. Voss Farms is a third generation family farm that looks forward to welcoming the efforts of an individual that values family and good food. Details on job description will depend on individual qualifications and interests, and is to some degree flexible. Continue reading

White Gate Farm seeks Interns

11 Jan

Location: East Lyme, Connecticut

White Gate Farm is a diverse certified organic farm in East Lyme, Connecticut.  We are looking for interns for the 2010 season from May 1st through October 1st.  White Gate Farm is located on a picturesque 100-acre property, previously a dairy farm, on Pattagansett Lake. We farm 3 acres of the property and are looking into ways of expanding.  We sell our produce at a bi-weekly farmstand right here on the farm as well as to many local restaurants and food distributors. Customers who come to the farm to buy our produce have come to cherish the farm as a welcoming place to bring children, gaze at our animals, stroll along the stone walls and generally enjoy the wholesome atmosphere.

We seek diligent hard working interns with a sincere interest in sustainable agriculture.  Interns will join the farm staff in many daily activities including: seeding, thinning, planting, weeding, pest control, harvesting, and retail. Interns will work in the fields as well as in the greenhouses. A tolerance of exposure to all kinds of weather is an advantage. Living quarters with a full kitchen will be provided as well as a small stipend. Experience is welcome but not required. Spanish language skills are a plus. Continue reading

Petaluma Bounty Farm seeks Two Interns

11 Jan

Location: Petaluma, California

Deadline for application is February 12, 2010

Petaluma Bounty’s mission is to make healthy food available to all and create a more just and sustainable food system.  The Bounty Farm grows food for distribution to those in need in the community, as well as educates people about growing their own food sustainably.  The farm is largely run from the tremendous contributions of committed members of this community that believe in our mission and also have a love for being outdoors and cultivating healthy food.

Petaluma Bounty offers two internships for individuals interested in learning the practical skills of farming in the context of an organization working to create more food equality in our community. The internship program provides individuals with basic practical skills and concepts necessary for managing organic gardens or farms.  Bounty farm interns will be exposed to all aspects of vegetable, fruit, herb and flower production and distribution.  Learning will be more hands-on, than classroom style, though there will be plenty of opportunities for discussions, talks, and research throughout the growing season. Continue reading

Chefs Collaborative seeks a Communications and Outreach Intern

7 Jan

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Chefs Collaborative is the leading nonprofit network of chefs that fosters a sustainable food system through advocacy, education, and collaboration with the broader food community.

Chefs Collaborative seeks a Communications and Outreach intern for Winter-Spring 2010. This is an unpaid, 10-15 hour/week position, reporting to the Development Associate. The intern will help execute a social media and email communications program, and will assist staff members with administrative tasks as necessary. Continue reading