The Alleged Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
209 Cooke Hollow Road
Valley Falls, New York, 12185

Primary Contact: Thomas Christenfeld
Primary Phone:
    Number: 518-424-2854


Internship information
General Farm Description: The Alleged Farm, located 30 miles north of Albany in rural Washington County, uses sustainable practices to produce a wide array of vegetables, herbs and small fruits for direct sale through an on farm CSA, farmers' market and other local outlets. We also work closely with a local organization to provide food for their pantries and other outreach programs. This is our 29th season. We place a serious emphasis on the quality of the food we grow and on creating connections between the farm and the people who eat the fruits and vegetables of our labor. We also take our commitment to our community seriously. We have placed a conservation easement on our land to ensure that it remains in agriculture, helping to sustain the rural nature of our town. And we donate our extra produce to food pantries in our region.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 7/17/2023
Internship Ends: 11/17/23
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 7/10/23
Minimum Length of Stay: Through the end of the season

Internship Details:

I seek a worker willing to commit to at least one full season, and who is excited to learn more about farming, unafraid of hard work, willing to ask questions, and has a sense of humor. Ideally, applicants will be seeking a position in which they can take on responsibility for basic farm operations and gain a more complete understanding of how the farm operates as a business, as part of a community, and as a vocation.

The job involves every aspect of small-scale vegetable production, from starting seedlings in the greenhouse to selling at farmers’ market. Most of the time is spent cranking through the long list of physically demanding tasks required to produce a crop and pack it out on schedule. That said, we take pains to make sure the work is sustainable and sometimes even enjoyable. We try to work regular hours, and find time to talk, think, take pride in what we accomplish, and enjoy what we produce.

Educational Opportunities: Occasional meetings and farm tours organized by local sustainable farmers' network

Skills Desired: Vegetable farm experience preferred. Willingness to work hard, reliability, strong back, driver's license and sense of humor required.

Meals: No, but workers have free access to farm produce, and can barter some farm produce at market for other local goods.

Stipend: $2000 a month and all the beets you can eat.

Housing: Yes. There is fully independent on-farm housing.

Preferred method of Contact: E-mail