“We know that a lot of things contribute to poor nutrition and obesity but access is a key issue,” says Dr. Giridhar Mallya of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. “People don’t have the ability to get healthy foods in their community at an affordable price. That makes it that much harder for them to be healthy overall.” See how The Food Trust and its partners are improving food access and health in Philadelphia and around the country.
Learn cheese processes; pasteurizing, safety protocols, handling the curd, basic milk/cheese chemistry and attuning your senses to judging and grading cheeses. Plus the crucial art and labor of affinage. Work side by side with the farm’s cheesemaker and owners every day. See playful goats every day in the woods of the Poconos.
Intern will learn not only aspects of making cheese but gain skills in the direct-marketing and how-to wholesale dairy. Attending farmers’ markets is required most weeks. Expect that opportunities to visit other cheesemakers for learning will be provided. Continue reading
Willow Wisp Organic Farm grows a diverse mix of vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers on a 12 acre certified organic farm in the Upper Delaware River Valley (Abrahamsville,PA). We are looking to fill 2 full-time and 2 part-time field work positions for the 2013 season starting in April. Preference given to candidates with experience on an organic vegetable farm, but we will train the right candidates. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume, 3 references, and letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org www.willowwisporganic.com
Dietz Produce farm is looking for an intern or two for 2013, any time between March and September. We are a small farm, with a diverse range of vegetables and small fruits in production on about two acres.
We also have a small flock of about 100 free range laying hens, a few pet goats, a pot-bellied pig, and a German Shepherd/Husky mix named Duke. We use natural methods, but are not certified organic. Our farming is very small-scale, concentrating on manual labor for many tasks. This is a production-oriented farm, and it is crucial to the sustainability of the farm to get all the work completed in a timely manner. Punctuality is important, working steadily at a reasonable rate is expected. Conversations during work are encouraged as long as they don’t detract from the work. You can expect to do plenty of planting, hoeing, weeding, mulching, picking of fruits and vegetables. Continue reading
Agriculture Supported Communities Internship Positions At the Rodale Institute
We are now accepting applications for Internship Positions in our Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) Program for the 2013 growing season. The ASC Program is a modified farm share program offering affordable payment plans to make fresh, local, organic produce accessible to just about anyone in the community.
Internship participants will be trained and involved in every aspect of setting up, producing, and running a small local organic grower’s business. The ASC Program focuses on hands-on training in seed starting, greenhouse production & seasonal extensions, transplanting, pest & weed management, soil health, introduction to large equipment, harvesting, processing, marketing, customer relations, and working with community partners. In addition the internship program will follow a comprehensive curriculum exposing participants to additional training in business planning & marketing, nutrition education, and designing a crop plan. Continue reading
The beauty of the intern system is that there is a constant rotation of fresh faces, new energy, and a myriad of interesting people to meet. However, this is
inherently intertwined with the sad part of the intern system – those who blossom and grow dear move on and out of our lives. So it is with sadness but also a great deal of excitement that we begin the 2013 Edition of the Intern Search!
We’ve had some amazing interns over the past season, and we are only growing upward as a business and therefore will be searching out more and more energetic, dedicated, hard-working individuals to contribute to the farm. If the following factual information appeals to you, and the dire warnings of difficult work and exhaustion don’t deter you, there’s a very good chance that there is a place for you at Everblossom.
The intern positions begin in April and last through October. We’re ﬂexible on timeframe and are happy to receive resumes any time of year, as we have job
opportunities year round. Our farm is an ideal place to learn what makes a CSA successful and how to market quality produce in different venues. Additionally, every intern gets hands-on, practical training in all aspects of vegetable production – an education that’s beneﬁcial for a lifetime. Continue reading
Fulton Farm is an integral part of the Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainable
Living at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. Located on 100 acres adjacent to
Wilson’s campus, the farm uses about five acres for food production. The remaining
land is in forest, pasture, and riparian border. The scenic Conococheague Creek also
flows through the farm.
We use organic methods on the farm and are members of Certified Naturally Grown.
We are a diversified vegetable farm, but we focus on high-quality staple vegetables
mixed with a few fruits, specialty crops, and cut flowers. Produce is primarily sold
through our approximately 100-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
program. We also market to the college dining hall and our hometown farmers market. Continue reading
The New Farmer Training Program and Agricultural Incubator at the Seed Farm in Emmaus Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2013 season. This intensive organic vegetable training program includes 500 hours of on farm training and 100 hours of formal workshops and classes. Participants build skills and create their own production and business plans. Graduates of the training program qualify for the agricultural incubator where they can farm on county owned land with access to equipment, greenhouse/ cooler space and continued mentorship.
Applications are due October 15, 2012. Continue reading
Organic CSA at the Tipping Point Seeks an Adventurous and Experienced Farmer!
Greenmoore Gardens CSA is Now Hiring: Production Manager
Greenmoore Gardens is a Certified Organic farm located outside of State College, Pennsylvania. We grow for a CSA with over 150 members, attend local farmer’s markets, engage in direct-marketing to local chefs and restaurants, and have an on-site certified kitchen with plans to process and market value-added products. Currently Greenmoore Gardens has 13 acres in production, including high tunnels and greenhouses. Continue reading
Grow it – Cook it – Eat it
June 25 – 29, 2012
Children 7 to 10 years of age are invited to come out to the farm and learn all about growing their own food and how to cook it, as well as the benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Our gardens provide a unique hands-on experience for your children, letting them experience from soil to sandwich what healthier eating really means.
The one-week camp will feature age-appropriate nutrition education, gardening activities and cooking classes from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily. Continue reading
Chabodie Hollow Farms is a start-up organic farm-to-plate produce supplier that is located just a stones throw away from the Appalachian mountains in the beautiful town of New Tripoli Pennsylvania. The farm is very excited to undertake its first year of production and is looking for a qualified Farm Manager who has backgrounds in certified organic vegetable production, sustainable practices, and integrated pest management, as well as some experience in animal husbandry. Chabodie Hollow Farms hopes to reach its 40 acre land potential within the first few years of operations and thus will be serving as an educational experience by hiring numerous agriculture, horticulture, and permaculture interns to be supervised by both the Farm Manager and owner. Continue reading
DATE: Saturday, December 3, 2011
901 N. Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia
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The First Annual Farmer Showdown, hosted by Greener Partners at our farm in Collegeville, PA, will take place on November 5. Greener Partners is co-hosting with PASA to bring together farmers in the Philly area for a day of friendly competition to showcase the skills of our farm community to the public, and to get the community together to celebrate the end of the season. We will be launching a new 2-year farmer apprentice program next year, and so the proceeds will go towards training new farmers.
“Garden Insects: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful” presented by Diane Matthews-Gehringer, B.S. & M.S. Entomology
Saturday, August 6th, 9am to 11:30am at Skoloff Valley Farm in Susquehanna County, PA.
In this workshop we will become familiar with the insects that are commonly found in our eastern Pennsylvania gardens, learning about their life cycles, what they eat, who they eat, how to safely manage or discourage the “bad”, encourage the “good”, and admire the “beautiful”. Continue reading