Cricket Creek Farm is a small grass-based dairy in Western Massachusetts. We sell raw milk and make several award-winning cheeses from the milk of our herd of Brown Swiss and Jersey cows (currently milking about 30 cows).
We have two types of apprenticeship opportunities here, on the farm and in the creamery. Ideal start date is February - April, 2015. Positions are open until filled, we are looking for 2 farm apprentices and 2 creamery apprentices.
Both farm and creamery apprentices attend farmers markets, help with the CSA and general farm maintenance and upkeep. For both the farm and creamery apprenticeship, experience is preferred. Most of our apprentices come here with some agricultural experience. Those without any related experience will only be considered if they can demonstrate a real passion and willingness to work.
We are located in Williamstown, MA – a small college town in the northern Berkshires. Williamstown has a great independent movie theater, the Clark Art museum, a wonderful theater festival in the summertime and several great restaurants. We are surrounded by preserved land with many hiking trails. Nearby is Mass MOCA, Tanglewood, and many lovely small towns. Williamstown is 3 hours from Boston and 3 1/2 hours from NYC.
All apprentices must have good people skills and enjoy interacting with the public. We’re looking for apprentices who are excited about taking on significant responsibility. All apprentices will be attending weekly farmers markets and occasionally making deliveries. All apprentices work 6 full days per week with 1 full day off. We are looking for self-motivated people who are interested in learning through hard work.
To apply, please visit the apprentice page of our website and email us with the answers to the preliminary questions along with a current resume.
Note that we are currently seeking dairy farm apprentices, cheese making apprentices, and also looking for a baker to rent our fully equipped bakery.
Cricket Creek Farm
1255 Oblong Road
Williamstown, MA 01267