New Pond Farm’s Summer Camp in West Redding, CT is looking for a few exceptional staff with camp & farm experience for this summer. The camp serves a diverse group of local and urban youth from neighboring cities. The nature center has acres of forest and a functioning farm with mixed livestock and gardens, many opportunities for adventure. Most importantly the camper population is small and close knit so the connections that can be made are deep and long lasting.
The Hickories (www.thehickories.org) is looking for a part-time intern to work in all aspects of our farm: field crops, greenhouses, livestock, and especially harvesting. We offer diversified production experiences and introduction level training to farm management. As with all working farms, some days are full of varied tasks and others are more monotonous (for example, lots of hand weeding.) Interns must be able to work quickly and efficiently, whether it is sunny and warm or cold and rainy, whether working with a crew or working on one’s own. An idea candidate: is self motivated to quickly and efficiently complete each task at hand; is able to work all day on your feet, sometimes lifting heavy things (up to 50 lb); has some experience working on farms.
Five acres of beautiful, prime farm land available for an experienced
vegetable farmer to use without rent in exchange for a small portion
of the crop. Formerly used for grazing grass-fed sheep, the soil is
rated 29A (prime farmland) by the NRCS. Land includes electric
fencing, barn, drip irrigation equipment, access to a tractor as well
as other implements. Produce must be grown sustainably, using organic
methods wherever possible. Owner can supply assistance in marketing to
restaurants, farm markets, CSA’s, etc. and possibly some financing to
help you get started. Long term arrangement prefered. This farm is
located in a lovely small town along the Connecticut shoreline with
inexpensive housing available nearby. Contact Bill at
Location: Washington Depot, CT
Job Type: Internship
Duration: May-October 2013
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Holcomb Farm is a non-profit mixed-vegetable production farm in West Granby CT. We grow on 26 acres of town-owned property for a 300 member Summer CSA, 85 member Winter CSA, wholesale customers, our on-farm farm stand, and a low-income food donation program called Fresh Access. We use only organic methods but we are not certified organic.
We are looking for a select group of responsible, hard-working, and enthusiastic people to join our farm crew for the 2013 season. Each member of our crew will play a critical role in the production, harvest and distribution of crops, and will be expected to take on individual responsibilities within the structure of the farm team. Previous experience in production vegetable farming or similar work outdoors is necessary to be considered for this position. Individuals must have the ability to lift 50 lbs comfortably and regularly.
Compensation includes $9/hr for a 40-50 hr work week, option to a private room in the farm house for $225/month (utilities included), workers compensation, on-farm produce, and a discount on farm store products. Work schedule is 7am -5pm, Monday-Friday, with rotated weekend watering duties. This position runs from the beginning of April 2013 until the first week in November 2013.
If you are interested please send resume to Karen @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Max Godfrey and Friends for a raucous, foot-stomping evening of worksongs, food, and infectious laughter. We will learn many songs traditionally sung by prisoners and field workers as a means of enduring the hardships of forced labor, but which have been rediscovered by farmers as tools for making their work more enjoyable. With simple,call-and-response structures, these songs can be learned quickly and require no vocal “skill” whatsoever. We will start with the simplest songs and share some more involved worksongs as our lungs warm up. We will also share many songs from around the world that American farmers have adapted for use in the fields. Even if you’re not a farmer you’re bound to remember some of these songs and enjoy sharing them with friends. This singalong will include a meal prepared by Max and Friends, but singing will continue throughout the evening.
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Join other small-scale, young, and beginning farmers as we talk about the “uh oh and ah hah!” moments of the 2012 growing season. What were some of your favorite vegetable varieties? What breed of chicken worked well? How did you deal with insane pest pressures? Meet other small diversified growers from across CT as we say goodbye to another productive year and hello to the welcomed pace of winter.
We also have awesome door prizes like gift certificates for Johnny’s, maple syrup, garlic, work gloves and more! Continue Reading →
Provider Farm is a diversified, biodynamic farm located in Salem, Ct. We grow 14 acres of vegetables for our CSA, farmer’s markets and whole sale accounts. We also maintain a small heard of cattle for our grass-fed beef operation.. We believe that animal integration is essential for a sustainable farming system. Our goal is to combine efficient farm systems with holistic farm planning to create and run the best farm possible.
Apprentices will participate in all aspects of farming at Provider Farm. This includes feeding and care taking of the livestock; pasture rotation and management, seed propagation, transplanting, weeding, mulching, greenhouse management, harvesting and post harvest preparation as well as the use of biodynamic preparations. Continue Reading →
Holcomb Farm is a fast-paced production-oriented produce farm. We have two year round farmers and a seasonal staff of 4-10 for about 28 acres of vegetables plus a small amount of livestock. We are seeking motivated individuals with a strong interest in production farming and a proven capacity for outdoor physical work. We aim to provide an abundant and high quality supply of produce for our CSA, restaurant, and wholesale customers and we depend on crew members that can both take direction from the farm managers and work independently when required. Continue Reading →
Established organic farm available for rent/lease with off-the-grid home and barn area. Great upside potential due to burgeoning local markets and restaurant opportunities. Total area is 13 acres. Two acres are currently deer-fenced and under cultivation (vegs/flowers/fruit/chickens in chicken-tractor). Current eight-acre hay field can be converted to cultivation. Greenhouse is 400 square feet. Experienced organic farmer on site, available to train new tenants. Farm currently generating $40,000 annual income from farmers’ markets and farm stand/CSA. Easy access and parking for farm visitors. Bordered by scenic land trust property. Located in the shoreline area of Connecticut, very near the Connecticut River, Long Island Sound, Route 95. Monthly rent of $2000. No utility expense. Contact owner directly at 860-575-2387 or email@example.com.
Another smart idea from the New Connecticut Farmers Alliance. The first farm tour is today! More to come.
The New Connecticut Farmers Alliance announces the beginning of its winter series of monthly farm tours with a visit to Sweet Acre Farm in Mansfield on Monday November 21. New farmers Charlotte Ross and Jonathan Janeway returned to their native state in order to begin their farm business, thus representing a growing number of emerging small farms in Connecticut.