Contact informationFarm Address:
1198 Pennell Road
Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, 18353
Primary Contact: Brian Bruno
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Apple Ridge Farm is a 7 acre sustainable diverse farm specializing in Certified Naturally Grown produce, hydroponic lettuce, and pasture raised chickens and pigs on the farm end of our operation. On the value added farm product side of the operation in specialize in wood-fired brick oven sourdough breads, pot pies, soups, baked goods, pastries, and other farm themed value added products. We're a farm with virtually zero waste! We sell to about a dozen natural food stores and cafe's, and at about a dozen farmers markets in addition to our on farm store.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Late Winter / Early Spring
Internship Ends: Mid - November
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: Until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 monts
We have both farm themed and bakery themed seasonal positions available for the 2020 season. Seasonal employees work 5 days a week, 10 hours/day along side our year round crew. Farm team members start every day taking care of animals, moving pens, etc. The bulk of the day is spent planting, weeding, and/or harvesting vegetables, and the day ends with animal care and egg washing. On the bakery side of the equation every day is different. We make bread 4 days/week and take the other 3 days for other baked goods and value added farm products. We process a lot of the produce and chicken that our farm produces and value add it in the bakery. Everyone works 1 farmers market each week to see how we market our products and to make the connection with our customers. These positions are intended for people who are interested in learning new skills, improving existing skills, and considering working in either farming or baking in the future. We expect everyone on our team to work with a sense of urgency and at a professional pace.
Educational Opportunities: Learning farming techniques, baking techniques, farm product marketing
Skills Desired: Prior work experience in either farming or baking is a plus. A proven job history is definitely a requirement
Meals: Food from the farm is provided but we do not cook for our staff.
Stipend: Yes, $400/week
Preferred method of Contact: email