Westwind Orchard

Contact information
Farm Address:
215 Lower Whitfield Road

Accord , New York ,

Primary Contact: Fabio Chizzola
Secondary Contact: Mike Biltonen

Primary Phone:
    Number: 845-626-0659
    Email: westwindorchard@me.com

Secondary Phone

    Number: 917-678-8665
    Email: mike@knowyouroots.com

    Email: mike@knowyouroots.com

Website: http://www.westwindorchard.com


Internship information
General Farm Description: "Westwind Orchard a 35 acre certified organic Orchard and Farm. We grow Apples, Pears, Raspberries, Blackberries, Vegetables, and Pumpkins. We also produce our own maple syrup, honey, jams, apple sauce, cider vinegars, hard cider, and much more. We are located in the Rondout Valley about 2 hours north of NYC. "

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 4/15/2016
Internship Ends: 11/15/2016
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 4/1/2016
Minimum Length of Stay:

Internship Details:

“Westwind Orchard is seeking a seasonal, full-time farm supervisor for 2016. Westwind Orchard is one of the region?s only certified organic orchards with a strong focus on holistic farming practices. They grow apples, pears, tomatoes, squash, raspberries, as well as produce honey, maple syrup, eggs, pizza, and hard cider. The nature of farming is seasonal and so the duties and responsibilities will ebb and flow through the year. Earlier in the year, duties will focus on actual farming activities, while later in the season the focus will shift to managing the business, though there will be plenty of overlap. Overall, duties and responsibilities include diverse orchard and farm work, such as pruning, planting, weeding, spraying, irrigating, and harvest; value-added products processing and management; sales and marketing; wholesale, farm stand, and pick-your-own business management; and seasonal deliveries to NYC. Wages and benefits are commensurate with experience. There is potential for longer term employment. Job begins April 15, 2016. Please send resume or summary of experience to westwindorchard@me.com. Please visit www.westwindorchard.com for more information.”

Educational Opportunities: There will be plenty of opportunities to work with and learn from local organic farmers including the Westwind Orchard staff.

Skills Desired: "The successful applicant should have some organic farming or orcharding experience, mechanical and equipment skills, business management and computer skills, as well as a passion for local, organic agriculture and a valid NYS driver license. "

Meals: none

Stipend: Wage commensurate with skills and experience.

Housing: there is on farm housing available if appropriate. otherwise there is plenty of local housing and employer will help secure adequate housing situation.

Preferred method of Contact: email