Cambridge, New York
General Description: Owl Wood Farm is a small diverse vegetable operation located in Cambridge, NY. Mark and Lindsay grow intensively on 1.5 acres and go to three local farmers markets with some wholesale. They grow organically and believe in a harmonious relationship between humans and nature through small scale biological agriculture. A river flows close to the fields and offers a great place to cool off on a hot day.
The town of Cambridge is a wonderful small town with café’s, an excellent coop, and Hubbard Hall for plays and music year round. The town of Salem is also nearby. The farm is only a short distance to kayaking and other activities on the Battenkill River and there is a lot of hiking and biking in the area as well.
Internship Starts: May 1st
Meals: Vegetables provided, potential for shared lunches if desired
Skills Desired: A Great Attitude, Punctuality, Flexibility, Willingness to Improve Abilities, Good Communication Skills, Motivated and Hard Working, Observant, Ability to Follow Directions Well, Patience, Able to Work in all Weather Conditions, Can Lift at least 50lbs.
Educational Opportunities: Washington County has a very active farming community with lots of farms in the area to explore. The farmers participate in a local networking group that organizes several farm tours each summer. On the farm, interns will learn from hands on experience. This is a great opportunity anyone who wants to learn more about how to produce food sustainably or for someone who wants to start their own farm someday to see what it will entail.
Stipend: $800-$1,000/month (depending on experience plus housing and lots of vegetables!)
Internship Details: Owl Wood Farm seeks one intern to help them in the 2016 season from May to October. Tasks will include all aspects of organic vegetable farming including: seeding, transplanting, bed preparation, weeding, harvesting, and washing. The intern will be required to go to 1-2 markets a week with one of us, so ideally they would be good at quick addition and enjoy talking with customers and sharing their love of great food. The intern will have 1 ½ days off. Mark and Lindsay are willing to teach anyone eager to learn the skills required. Please send resumes, 2-3 references, and a brief description of why you want to work on our farm to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Mark or Lindsay at 845-214-5402 with any questions and we look forward to hearing from you!