Contact informationFarm Address:
552 Pittstown Road
Franklin Township , New Jersey , 98032
Primary Contact: Noah Thomases
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Flocktown Farm is a diversified vegetable farm located in Pittstown, New Jersey, growing organic and sustainable fruit and vegetables. We grow 30 acres on our 120 acre farm for our CSA program. We are a young, innovative, and rapidly growing farm dedicated to empowering motivated individuals to grow with us. Located near the Delaware River and it's vibrant river-towns, working at Flocktown is just as much about the community and environment as it is about growing great food. Watch this short video about our farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e_V7ujvlJY"
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: March-June
Internship Ends: August - December
Number of Internship Available: 6
Application Deadline: Rolling until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: June-August
“Please note: This listing is for our apprenticeship program only. We are also hiring full time and year round farm crew members for the 2019 season ($12/hr). Visit our website for more details: https://www.flocktownfarm.com/jobs.
The apprenticeship program gets at the core of our philosophy. We believe that agriculture will play a key role in the future of our planet, and that to cultivate and progress the ideals and principles of a sustainable and sensible world we must effectively train a new generation of farmers, citizens, and stewards of nature. Like the craftspeople and artisans of old, apprenticeship is still one of the best ways to gain a deep understanding of the hands-on skills necessary for our line of work. Apprentices are involved in all aspects of the farm's day-to-day operation and will get to see what it's like to run an agricultural enterprise, first hand. Regular tasks that the crew performs include planting, weeding, harvesting, washing and packing produce.
All apprentices are expected to stay for a minimum of 11 weeks from early June to Mid-August, but longer stays are preferred – our full season runs March through December. Apprentices should expect to work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.”
Educational Opportunities: "Apprentices receive on-the-job training and learn first-hand how a successful organic farm is run. Apprentices will have the opportunity to observe and participate in all aspects of the farm. All apprentices can practice tractor driving and equipment operation, and topics of discussion can range from soil science to business administration and marketing depending on the interests of the crew."
Skills Desired: "Previous farm experience is not required for our apprenticeship program but apprentices must possess a strong, demonstrated interest and motivation to learn about sustainable agriculture. While the crew and staff usually work together, apprentices must also have the ability to work and think independently and possess strong problem solving skills. Farm work is inherently variable and multifaceted, requiring apprentices to be flexible, creative, and motivated about the task at hand and changing conditions. Farm work is also physically demanding and dirty; crew members must work quickly and efficiently in conditions that are muddy, dusty, wet, hot, cold, sunny, and windy. Farming is a profession that cuts through all aspects of life; incorporating good food, community, fun, and lots of sun. The most qualified apprentices will bring enthusiasm and energy for our outdoor lifestyle, as well as a healthy dose of offbeat humor and good spirits."
Meals: Free produce available.
Stipend: Compensation is $10/hour. All apprentices can receive college credit.
Preferred method of Contact: "Email, Phone"