Contact informationFarm Address:
36 Quaker Ridge Road
Casco, Maine, 04015
Primary Contact: Geof Hancock
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We are an organic family farm located an hour outside Portland, ME. Our 10 acres of vegetables are marketed in a myriad of ways: a farmstand at the farm, weekly farmer's markets, a 70 member CSA, and several wholesale accounts. We strive to provide a high quality product at an affordable price point, as we believe healthy organic food should be available to all, regardless of class and income. At our farm the tunes are always going and the fun never stops as we are located close to lots of beautiful hiking and swimming spots. To get a better sense of our farm and our values, please check out our website https://www.hancockfamilyfarm.com/apprenticeships.html
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: Flexible. May 1st.
Internship Ends: Flexible. October 15th.
Number of Internship Available: 5
Application Deadline: May 1st
Minimum Length of Stay: none
Farming is meaningful and fun. Our goal at the Hancock Family Farm is to help the next generation of farmers learn just how meaningful and fun it truly is. Apprentices will be a part of all aspects of farm production including: greenhouse work, planting, cultivation and harvesting of produce; soil preparation; CSA packaging, farm management and farmers market attendance; care for the livestock (and occasionally the dogs and cats); apprentices will be exposed to farm budgeting and seed scheduling; we are very committed to the apprenticeship program and work hard to prepare our apprentices to be able to move into a farm management position. We are also always building something or cutting something down.
Educational Opportunities: We farm side-by-side with our apprentices
Skills Desired: Enthusiasm and a hard work ethic is all we require!
Stipend: $200, plus 3 prepared meals daily, housing and education. Our compensation has been vetted to more than meet federal minimum wage, and we never ask apprentices to work more than is covered by their compensation.
Preferred method of Contact: email