Abe’s Acres Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
640 Etra Road
East Windsor, New Jersey, 08520

Primary Contact: Gabe Siciliano
Primary Phone:
    Number: 6094772016
    Email: abesacresfarm@gmail.com

Website: https://www.abesacresfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Abe’s Acres Farm is a diversified no-till market garden situated on a historic family farm in beautiful Hightstown, NJ. We grow over 40 crops and over 150 different varieties on ¾ of an acre, including a greenhouse, high tunnel, and caterpillar tunnel. We sell through a small CSA and two local farmers markets. This will be our fifth full growing season.

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: March 1st is the preferred start date, but this can be flexible for the right candidate.
Internship Ends: Job runs through Dec. 1st.
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: February 25th
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 months

Internship Details:

Abe’s Acres Farm is seeking an energetic and hardworking candidate to join our farm crew for the 2021 season. Farm crew members are involved in all aspects of vegetable production on our ¾ acre no-till market garden. We work extremely hard, and diligence and attention to detail is absolutely essential. The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, able to master tasks and perform them efficiently, and interested in learning about vegetable growing. You will have the opportunity to learn from the owner’s 8 years of experience in small-scale vegetable production.

Educational Opportunities: Access to NJ CRAFT, NOFA-NJ workshops and conferences, and on-the-job training.

Skills Desired: Farm crew members will be involved in all aspects of vegetable production including propagation, field production, high tunnel management, harvesting, washing/packing, and marketing. Skills/responsibilities include: Able to lift 50 pounds and spend extended time bent over and kneeling for harvest Work well with a team Communicate effectively with other crew members and with the owner Able to work long hours in all kinds of weather Able to quickly master new tasks, remember them, and perform them effectively and efficiently in the future Able to commit to the full season of March-November 1+ years of experience in agriculture preferred, but all candidates will be considered

Meals: No, but compensation includes access to produce.

Stipend: Expect to work 45-50 hrs per week. Pay range is $10–$12/hr depending on experience. Compensation also includes access to abundant fresh vegetables from the farm.

Housing: No.

Preferred method of Contact: phone or email