The Good Farm LLC
Last Updated On: enero 12th, 2023 at 12:44PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
8112 Church Road
Germansville, Pennsylvania, 18053
Primary Contact: Aimee Good
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The Good Farm is an 18 acre family farm raising certified organic produce for a 200+ member traditional CSA, offering both on-farm pickup and delivery to 7 pickup sites in the surrounding community. We provide a diverse weekly share from June - November, with many extra share options, and a small on-farm store and Upick garden. Over 70% of members return every year. All produce for the CSA shares is grown on the farm, primarily field-grown though we do utilize 2 high tunnels for season extension. Extra shares such as eggs, cheese, mushrooms, coffee, and fruit are provided by our local farm friends & neighbors. With over 20 years of experience, farmers John and Aimee Good have over 20 years of experience growing organic produce for CSA shares. We are committed to training farm apprentices in all aspects of production and running a farm business, and have had several apprentices go on to start farms of their own.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: April 1, 2023
Internship Ends: Oct 31, 2023-Nov 15th
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months
Full- season (April 1 – October 31) and summer positions are available. Education is provided through on-farm training and participation in regional farmer training workshops. Farm vegetables are provided. The stipend starts at $2000/month ($13/hr) paid monthly, based on experience. Housing and meals are on-your-own.
We keep a regular schedule of 5 days per week, 8 hours a day, to avoid farm burn-out. Work involves planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, and crop production tasks, as well as washing, packing, and boxing vegetables for CSA distribution. Applicants should be physically fit, self-motivated, and work well in groups. A person who enjoys the outdoors, is willing to work in extreme conditions, and has an interest in sustainable agriculture will be most suited to the apprenticeship. Farm experience is not necessary, but a positive attitude, willingness to work hard, and a sense of humor is essential!
Interested applicants should submit a resume, 2 character references and 2 professional references to Aimee Good. Further, all serious applicants will be asked to complete our apprentice application, which is available on our website. A farm visit is required as part of the interview process.
Additional information on the job description is available at: https://www.goodfarmcsa.com/employment
Educational Opportunities: John and Aimee are committed to training apprentices in all aspects of vegetable production and marketing, as well as business management, and have had several apprentices go on to start farms of their own. Education is provided through on-farm instruction, and participation in regional farmer training workshops through CRAFT and PASA. All farm interns receive a workbook with complete crop plans, including field plans, greenhouse plans, & planting schedules. At least one farmer works with the crew most of the time, to ensure that all tasks are learned and completed correctly and efficiently, and to provide further opportunities for teaching & instruction. Hand-weeding is our favorite time for farmer talks on pest & disease control, planting & seeding methods, farm goals & philosophy, etc. Farmers John and Aimee Good believe that the future of sustainable agriculture is dependent on education and the exchange of information, and most importantly, the training of future farmers. After all, these farmers got their own start as apprentices at organic vegetable CSA farms.
Skills Desired: Farm experience is not required, but starting wage is commensurate with experience. Applicants should be physically fit, self-motivated, and work well in groups. A person who enjoys the outdoors, is willing to work in extreme conditions, and has an interest in sustainable agriculture will be most suited to the apprenticeship. Farm experience is not necessary, but a positive attitude, willingness to work hard, ability to follow directions, and a sense of humor is essential!
Meals: Meals are on-your-own, but farm vegetables are provided, as well as an employee discount on all the local foods in our farm store.
Stipend: Yes, stipend starts at $13/hr; is variable based on experience.
Housing: Housing is not provided, but we do provide assistance in locating affordable local housing.
Preferred method of Contact: email