Old Ford Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
163 Phillies Bridge Rd
New Paltz, New York , 12561

Primary Contact: Becky
Primary Phone:
    Number: 845-248-0956
    Email: oldfordfarm@oldfordfarm.com

Website: www.oldfordfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Old Ford Farm is a diversified family farm located in New Paltz, NY. We have a certified raw milk operation with 15 cows, we grow vegetables on 2 acres which are sold through our all-you-can-eat CSA, and we raise eggs, chicken, pork and turkey which are mostly sold in our farm store.

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: flexible
Internship Ends: flexible
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 year

Internship Details:

The main responsibility will be running all aspects of the dairy operation. This includes caring for cows (fencing, feeding, etc.), milking, and bottling milk. Other jobs will include collecting eggs, animal fencing/rotation, all aspects of growing vegetables, and tractor work, among other farm tasks. We offer a friendly and organized work environment, as well the opportunity to interact with the people who are buying the food you are producing.

Schedule/hours: The morning milking is 6am – noon and the evening milking is 4pm – 8pm. This position is for 7 milkings per week. Additional shifts of other farm work can be added if desired during the growing season. A one-year commitment is required. The position can start as soon as it is filled.

To apply: send resume, brief paragraph explaining your interest, the date you are available to start, and 3 references to: oldfordfarm@oldfordfarm.com. Please indicate that you are applying to the milking position.

Educational Opportunities: Through your work you will learn about the day-to-day workings and management of a for-profit diversified farm. You will also have the opportunity to take part in CRAFT tours at other farms in the Hudson Valley.

Skills Desired: Character and work ethic are more important than skills and experience. The ability to work long hours at a high physical intensity, often alone, and sometimes in uncomfortable weather conditions is a must. We are looking for someone who has the ability to hustle but also think critically about how work can be done most efficiently. We would love to work with someone who is not just looking for a job, but who is passionate about good food and contributing to a more sustainable and just food system.

Meals: No, but some farm products are part of compensation.

Stipend: The compensation is $16 per hour plus milk, yogurt, eggs, and vegetables.

Housing: Not provided, but we can help you find something local.

Preferred method of Contact: email