School Lunch Organic Farm


Contact information
Farm Address:
69 Stephens State Park Road
Hackettstown, New Jersey, 07840

Primary Contact: Margaret Noon
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 9084510051
    Email: margaretmnoon@gmail.com

Website: https://www.schoollunchfarm.com/

Internship information
General Farm Description: School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA is located on 70 diverse acres in Northern NJ. School Lunch Farm is founded on the desire create healthier soil and community by growing nutrient dense organic vegetables and fruits, heirloom and specialty crops for community supported agriculture shareholders, schools, low-income community members, farm markets, and restaurants. At School Lunch Organic Farm we believe that Everyone should have access to healthy organic produce…. those who can pay and those who cannot. We believe everyone has the right to healthy food in their neighborhood and on their table. School Lunch Farm offers programs to educate children and adults to be stewards of the earth through organic growing, understanding of where food comes from, how it’s grown, healthy eating, and the effects of food production has on the environment.

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: 4-01-2021 (flexible)
Internship Ends: 10-01-2021 (flexible)
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 6-01-2021
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Internship Details:

School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA is seeking apprentices/interns for the full 2022 season. The apprenticeship begins in the spring and ends in the fall. The apprenticeship is for individuals have a desire to fully immerse themselves in farming. We ask for 5 days of work per week. Apprentices will learn all aspects of vegetable production and marketing, including weeding, harvesting, washing, CSA distribution, greenhouse management, seeding, transplanting, etc.


Educational Opportunities: Educational Opportunities: Daily activities will include ● Seed starting in greenhouse, thinning seedlings, and fertilizing. Direct sowing in fields. ● Record keeping ● Bed preparation: rock picking, cultivating, back pack flaming, weeding, and working with drip irrigation ● Foliar spraying of crops for feeding and pest control ● Specific techniques for harvesting, cleaning, and storing different vegetables ● Tractor and implement safety, maintenance, hookup, calibration and operation ● Farm Upkeep: mowing tractor ways and grass borders, weed-whacking, building, repairs, painting ● Working with volunteers—adults and children

Skills Desired: Skills Desired: Farming requires a strong work ethic. The work is physical and challenging but growing food for families can be a very uplifting experience. Flexibility is required as weather and conditions can change the work flow. We require a valid drivers license and the ability to lift at least 50lbs.

Meals: Vegetables provided.

Stipend: Apprentices receive $14-$15 per hour commensurate with experience.

Housing: no

Preferred method of Contact: margaretmnoon@gmail.com