Brookfield Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
24 Hulst Road

Amherst , Massachusetts ,

Primary Contact: Dan Kaplan
Secondary Contact:


Primary Phone:
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Office
    Number: 413-253-7991
    Email: info@brookfieldfarm.org

Secondary Phone
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Cell
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Website: http://www.brookfieldfarm.org

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Internship information
General Farm Description: "Brookfield Farm is a 120-acre mixed farm with 25 acres in vegetable/soft fruit production, a small livestock operation (beef cattle and pigs), pasture, hay, and a woodlot. All of the produce of the farm is grown for the Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.) project, which sells 525 shares on a yearly basis. The farm is managed along (non-certified) biodynamic and organic lines and is economically self-sustaining. We offer apprenticeships to those people who are interested in being students and practitioners of sustainable agriculture. "

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: 4/2/2018
Internship Ends: 11/30/2018
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline:
Minimum Length of Stay: 9 months

Internship Details:

“We are now accepting applications for the 2018 apprenticeship, which begins on April 2, 2018 and concludes on Nov 30, 2018.

Brookfield Farm is a 120-acre mixed farm with 25 acres in vegetable/soft fruit production, a small livestock operation (beef cattle and pigs), pasture, hay, and a woodlot. All of the produce of the farm is grown for the Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.) project, which sells 525 shares on a yearly basis. The farm is managed along (non-certified) biodynamic and organic lines and is economically self-sustaining. We offer apprenticeships to those people who are interested in being students and practitioners of sustainable agriculture.

Apprentices work in all aspects of the farm’s production. During the course of the season, apprentices are given the information and time to learn the essential skills needed to manage a mixed organic/biodynamic farm on their own.

While we work hard on the farm, we also are committed to creating a farming culture that supports our individual quality of life through balance and fairness. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 6am – 5pm (with one hour breaks for breakfast and lunch) and Saturdays until noon. We end work promptly at 5 pm to respect time for non-farming pursuits: summer Ultimate league? evening swim? sitting on the back porch? tubing the river? dinner and sleeping? Yes, please. All apprentices also take part in a rotating chore schedule, with responsibilities one weekend out of three. The apprenticeship begins April 1 and concludes one week after Thanksgiving. “


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Meals: Lunch is provided Mon - Fri

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Housing: Each apprentice has a private room in a house shared with the 2 other apprentices that is owned by the farm and situated right next to the farm.

Preferred method of Contact: email