Contact informationFarm Address:
7 Hobbs Rd
North Hampton, New Hampshire, 03862
Primary Contact: Emily Menendez
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Hobbs Farm is a historic sheep and cattle farm located in the seacoast region of New Hampshire. We are a 12 acre property that includes an orchard, a hop yard, perennial crop and flower beds, 3 hoophouses, 1 greenhouse, and 5 acres in annual vegetable production. As well, we have donkeys, goats, chickens, and will be raising pigs for the 2023 Farm Season. We are a small-scale production farm that grows a little bit of everything! Our main priority for the farm is to produce as much as possible for use in our on-site restaurant and brewery. As well, we have a self-serve farmstand located on property, we attend year-round farmers markets, and we run both a flower and a produce CSA.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 10/1/22
Internship Ends: 4/1/23
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Open till filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 months
Hobbs Farm at Throwback Brewery is looking for a Farm Crew Member to join us for the
2022/2023 season! We are looking for a motivated individual who is passionate about learning
what it takes to grow delicious, seasonal produce and takes pride in a job well-done. Farm Crew
members help with all aspects of work on the farm including daily animal chores, cut flower
production and arranging, attending farmers markets and helping with CSA, perennial crop
maintenance, annual vegetable production for Throwback’s kitchen and farmstand, and fall
break-down such as disassembling irrigation and putting beds to rest. We are a year-round
production farm looking for someone to join our team for the fall and winter months, but
year-round farm work is an option for the right candidate. Previous experience working in
production agriculture is preferred but not necessary! This is a great opportunity to learn more
about small-scale, sustainable agriculture through hands-on experience. If you’re excited to
spend your time outside, working hard to grow delicious food for the local community, then we
would love to have you join us!
● Assistance with all aspects of small-scale, sustainable agriculture – transplanting, cultivating, harvesting, washing and processing produce, breaking down and season extension
● Livestock management and husbandry (daily chores, processing, and barn maintenance)
● Operating a tractor and other farm machinery
● Perennial crop care and harvesting
● All aspects of cut-flower production, from transplanting and trellising to harvesting and arranging bouquets for CSA and farm stand sales
● Property maintenance and landscaping
● Farm stand stocking and inventory
● Occasionally assisting with other farm/brewery/restaurant related tasks as directed by the farm manager, such as staffing the farmers market, deliveries, etc.
Educational Opportunities: We are a group of hard-working, dedicated farmers with years of experience that we would love to share! As an apprentice, you would have the ability to learn a little bit of everything that we do here on the farm, from flower production to orchard management to running a CSA. We have a unique opportunity at Hobbs Farm where we work directly with our kitchen and brewers to keep everything grown on property as much as possible. Hyper-local is our main focus, and we try and incorporate that ideology into everything we do on the farm! As well as offering a well-rounded experience, we do encourage apprentices to express any interest in particular areas of focus. Past farm crew members have had the opportunity to pursue special areas of interest such as mushroom growing, dried flower arranging, and heavy equipment operation.
Skills Desired: We are looking for someone that has previous experience working in agriculture or in a similar field. However, we are more than happy to train someone with no previous experience that has passion and interest in learning more about sustainable farming. Preferred qualities: ● Passion for sustainable agriculture, local food and beverage, and caring for animals ● Previous experience working in vegetable and cut-flower production ● Interest in working the Saturday Farmers Markets ● Willingness to work weekends and some additional hours during peak season ● Ability to work independently and with a team ● Good work ethic, self motivated, efficient, great sense of humor ● Ability to problem solve independently and communicate effectively ● Ability to work outside in all weather conditions ● Ability to lift 50 pounds ● Positive attitude
Meals: Benefits:● Health insurance (and Throwback contributes to your monthly premium)● Vision and Dental insurance● Paid time off, accruing at 8 hours per month● Paid holidays, including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4 th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.● Employee discounts, such as 40% of food on days you work a full shift, free shift beers, 25% off merchandise, dibs on ‘imperfect’ cans right off the canning line, etc.
Stipend: Position is compensated at $14-16/hr depending on experience.
Housing: No, but on-site housing might be available for the right candidate if relocation is needed.
Preferred method of Contact: email