Contact informationFarm Address:
22263 Anderson Hollow Rd.
Hustontown , Pennsylvania , 17229
Primary Contact: Jennifer Glenister
Secondary Contact: Jim Crawford
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: This is a family farm, owned and operated by Jim and Moie Kimball Crawford, located in the rural ridges and valleys of south central PA. New Morning Farm produces approximately 35 different crops, all certified organic. Crops include most standard garden vegetables, herbs, and berries. Produce is marketed directly to customers in Washington D.C. at farmers'; markets and via an organic growers' cooperative. The farm employs six to eight year-round employees and approximately 25 seasonal workers and apprentices. The farming apprenticeship program is well developed and has helped many aspiring growers launch their own farming careers.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 4/1/2019
Internship Ends: 11/27/2019
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
Minimum Length of Stay: full season
Our team of 11 apprentices have key roles in managing the production and marketing of New Morning Farm. Apprentices will spend time harvesting, planting, weeding, irrigating, packing, and marketing crops. Working with senior crew members, they will have responsibility for specific areas of production and marketing. Through this process apprentices have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to manage all aspects of an organic vegetable farm. We require a full season commitment, April -Thanksgiving, and strongly encourage returning for a second year to deepen and solidify your experience with us.\n\nPlease visit our website to learn more about the farm, our crops, markets, and the team.
Educational Opportunities: Apprentices will be involved in all aspects of growing and marketing organic vegetables. From seeding to harvest, post-harvest handling, and marketing, apprentices are involved with every step of the process. We have regular seminars to discuss the evolution and ideas of our systems. Apprentices will be trained to use our equipment as needed for their areas of responsibility and interest.
Skills Desired: A year of experience on a vegetable farm is helpful for our apprentice managers. Previous experience is not required. Enthusiasm, work ethic, and willingness to work as a team are qualities that make for a successful apprenticeship.
Meals: Groceries are paid for by the farm. Meals are shared on a voluntary basis.
Stipend: salary of $1,000/month minimum, commensurate with experience, and full room and board
Housing: Housing for apprentices is provided at several locations on the farm. Expect to have 1-2 housemates.
Preferred method of Contact: Email