Folklore Farm – Apprenticeship

Contact information
Farm Address:
304 Milbridge Rd
Cherryfield, Maine, 04622

Primary Contact: Daniel Cunningham
Primary Phone:
    Number: 6038336226


Internship information
General Farm Description: Folklore Farm is located in beautiful Washington County Maine, nestled into the bold, rocky coast on the banks of the Narraguagus River. It is small farm, with a footprint of 10 acres with 2.5 acres in vegetable production that aims to serve food pantries and folks in need. Folklore Farm is in the beginning stages of a partnership with Healthy Acadia, a local non-profit community health coalition that focuses on addressing critical health challenges our Downeast community faces, making it possible for all people in our community to lead healthier lives. Our partnership is developing to assist with getting more local produce in our food pantries and in the bellies of people who may not be able to afford nutritious food. The farm consists of a small heated propagation greenhouse, an unheated high-tunnel greenhouse and 2+ acres of row crops. Our primary crops are garlic, carrots, beets, beet greens, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cabbage, kale, peppers, squash and swiss chard. We operate a small tractor for initial tillage, bed forming, and some cultivation but most weeding is done by hoeing. Everything we grow is washed and packed onsite. Currently, there are no farm animals residing at Folklore but we do have our wonderfully friendly companion Harry the chocolate lab that keeps us motivated on hard days. Dan is the sole operator of Folklore Farm, though his wife Lizzie will be a frequent visitor and helper as well as many friends in the community.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 4/15/2024
Internship Ends: 11/1/2024
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 month

Internship Details:

Apprentices will be involved in all aspects of operating a small scale vegetable farm, from crop planning to harvest/washing/packing and everything in between.  It will be dirty hard work that is both fun and rewarding.  The farm operates Monday-Friday and so will your work week.

Educational Opportunities: You will learn about everything that goes into operating a small farm and can decide if you'd like a specific aspect focus of the operation to focus on. Folklore Farm is committed to food sovereignty and you will be a part of creating a more food stabile community for all Washington county residents.

Skills Desired: Agriculture experience is great but not necessary. We are looking for folks who are willing to learn, willing to work hard and play hard, who enjoy being outside, who are good at working with others but also by themselves and who show up to work everyday ready to do.

Meals: Apprentices will have access to all food grown on farm. The stipend will include $50 a week for groceries.

Stipend: Yes

Housing: Yes. Apprentice housing is available as part of the compensation for working at Folklore Farm. We have two off grid tiny houses on the farm that are private and cozy, with great views of the tidal river the borders the farm to the east. Each house has a basic kitchen, solar power for lights and charging electronics, an outdoor shower and lofted sleeping space. A shed is available for apprentices for storage and pets will be considered.

Preferred method of Contact: E-mail