New York – Newton Farm Collective hiring Intern

Phoenicia, New York

Newton Farm Collective is seeking an intern for 2017 season,  April  through Mid-September  We are a small organic farm in the Catskills growing 2 acres of heirloom biodynamic vegetables and herbs. We focus on nutrient density through soil amending and mineralization. We sell at a local Farmer’s market, onsite farm stand, truck sales and to a handful of NYC and Hudson Valley restaurants.  We also produce a range of added value products for sale in our farm store and at our farmer’s market.  We have a flock of 70 chickens for eggs and bees.

Farm work includes planting, fencing, weeding, mulching, organic pest control, soil amending, mowing, harvesting and marketing. Farm work also includes help with maintenance of flock of chickens, upkeep of onsite farm store. We are looking for an independent, self- motivated, individual who is interested in ecological sustainability, skill sharing/education, social justice, and growing organic food. A sense of humor and strong work ethic are important, along with attention to detail, team player, and ability work in all weather.   We require about 5 hours a day of farm work, 5 or 6 days a week. Interns should have their own transportation as the farm is quite rural. Meals are prepared together and we use vegetables and eggs from the farm. There are 2 farm interns.

Compensation:  On-farm housing with private room, a small stipend paid weekly, meals from vegetables and eggs from the Farm. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in diversified, agriculture on a small scale. Other activities at the farm include:  cidering, bees, pickling, fermenting, smoking, and drying. There is a fully equipped recording studio in one of the barns and music is a large area of interest for everyone at the farm. The farm is set in a high mountain valley with a stream for swimming on the farm and some of the best hiking trails in the Catskills right on our road.   We are located 3 hours from NYC and 15 minutes to Phoenicia, NY.

Lynn Loflin, Newton Farm’s owner, grew vegetables for her two NYC restaurants from 2000 to 2009.  Since 2009, she has farmed and taught culinary arts and nutrition.  Since 2011 she has worked as the Executive Chef and  the Chef of The Teaching Kitchen at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in NYC.  The Teaching Kitchen is a training and technical assistance program.  It  trains not-for-profit organizations serving food to low income, food insecure New Yorkers to transition their food programs to a “Farm to Institution” model serving fresher, healthier vegetables and fruits, more plant based meals, and to source all from farms in our region.

Send resumes and inquiries about 2017 Newton Farm internships to:
lynnloflin@msn.com

Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in this
Internship.  For further information go to:
http://newtonfarmny.com

Advertisements