Organic Farm Apprenticeship

School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA, NJ

69 Stephens State Park Road

Hackettstown, NJ 07840

 Contact: Margaret Noon

 Phone: [Cell] 908-451-0051

 Website: http://www.schoollunchfarm.com

 Internship Details: School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA is looking for 5 apprentices for the 2016 season.

 General Description: School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA, located on a 70 acres in Northern NJ, is seeking apprentices/interns for the full 2016 season. This job begins in the spring and ends in late fall. The apprenticeship may resume for the 2017 season pending agreement by the farmer and apprentice. We ask for up to 5 1/2 days of work per week. Apprentices will learn all aspects of vegetable production and marketing, including weeding, harvesting, washing, CSA distribution helper, greenhouse management, seeding, transplanting, etc.

We require a valid drivers license and the ability to lift at least 50lbs. We provide all the vegetables and eggs you need. We also provide a monthly stipend.

 Internship Starts: 04-04-2016

Internship Ends: 11-30-2016

Number of Apprentices: 5

App Deadline: when all positions are filled Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months, but will consider shorter commitments

 Meals: We will eat a shared vegetarian/vegan potluck lunch together at least once a week with vegetables from the farm.

 Skills Desired: Farming requires a strong work ethic. The work is physical and challenging but growing food for families can be a very uplifting experience.

We require a valid drivers license and the ability to lift at least 50lbs.

 Educational Opportunities: Daily Activities: ●       Seed starting in greenhouse,

thinning seedlings, and feeding. Direct sowing in fields. ● Record keeping ● Bed preparation: rock picking, cultivating, back pack flaming, weeding, and

working with drip irrigation ●      Foliar spraying of crops for feeding and pest

control ●              Specific techniques for harvesting, cleaning, and storing

different vegetables ●  Tractor and implement safety, maintenance, hookup,

calibration and operation ●         Farm Upkeep: mowing tractor ways and grass

borders, weed-whacking, building, repairs, painting ●    Working with

volunteers—adults and children If you have an area of interest please let us know!

 Stipend: We provide a monthly stipend

 Housing: Assistance locating local housing.

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Mount Olive, New Jersey
Publicaton Date: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:00am
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School Lunch Organic Farm
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