Colchester Farm Seeks Farm Apprentices
Located in Galena on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Colchester Farm is a non-profit small-scale farm that produces a wide range of produce, eggs, and honey for approximately 200 CSA members and two local farmers’ markets. The farm leases 15 acres of land from a 350-acre farm and follows organic practices but is not currently certified. The operation is entering its fifteenth season in 2017.
Each year, Colchester Farm offers apprenticeships to individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in sustainable vegetable production and the marketing of produce through community supported agriculture and farmers’ markets.
For the 2017 season, we are looking for a team of 2 advanced apprentices (Feb or March through December) 1 full season apprentice (April through early December) and two summer apprentices (3 months: late May-late Aug). Anyone with a serious interest in agriculture, good work ethic, sense of humor and the ability to do the physical work of farming will be considered. For our advanced apprentice positions, we are looking for applicants with at least one season of farming experience.
Compensation includes a stipend, on-farm housing, and produce and eggs from the farm.
To apply, please submit a resume with references and a cover letter describing your interest in an apprenticeship at Colchester Farm CSA to firstname.lastname@example.org.