Contact informationFarm Address:
320A West Street
Middletown Springs, Vermont , 05757
Primary Contact: Kenneth Carter II
Secondary Contact: Amanda Carter
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We are a small family farm located in the rolling hills of Vermont. We grow pastured raised meats and fresh vegetables. We have a small CSA with our farm products and we sell locally in our community. We raise beef, pork, chickens and goats. Our beef and goats are 100% grass fed and our chickens and pork are raised on fresh grass. We also have a small market garden which we grow using organic methods.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: June 1 2019
Internship Ends: minimum 3 months
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months and we can talk about longer if there is an interest
We are a diverse farm so there are many opportunities to learn about both livestock and vegetable production. There are a variety if tasks that will be available daily. If you work with the livestock you will be involved with the following: fencing( we use rotational grazing), moving animals to fresh pasture, hand milking our goats and dairy cow, working on our solar irrigation and fencing system, processing meat birds throughout the summer, haying, weedwacking fence lines and much more.
We also have a small market garden in which we grow produce for our farm CSA. You will be involved in the seeding, planting, harvesting and daily maintenance. With our CSA you will be involved in all areas which include harvesting, washing , bagging and delivery. We use NO chemicals on our farm. We grow using only organic and sustainable methods.
And lastly we are restoring an old apple orchard on our farm land. We are using sustainable methods to do this which include using our livestock and rotational grazing. Activities there may include weedwacking, brush clearing and mowing.
We ask that you work 40 -45 hours per week
Educational Opportunities: There are many learning opportunities on our farm. Ken and I have worked on farms for many years and we are glad to share what we have learned.If you want to learn how to start a farm from scratch this is for you. We have had our own farm business now for 8 years. The following are topics that we can teach about if interested: animal husbandry, soil health,rotational grazing, solar irrigation systems, permaculture, carbon sequestration, off grid living(our house is 100% off grid), canning and preserving and much more. There are also many farm workshops all over VT that you can attend if interested.
Skills Desired: First and foremost the most important aspect is that you have a love of LEARNING and trying new things.It is not mandatory that you have previous farm work experience. We ask that you can do physical labor in all kind of elements, good work ethic, responsible, dependable and trustworthy. We have a small farm so you are a crucial part of making it run well.
Meals: A full kitchen will be available for cooking meals. You will have all our farm products to use for cooking meals daily(meat, eggs, dairy and vegetables). We will share a family style meal a few days per week.
Stipend: $600.00 per month( $150.00 per week)
Housing: We will provide a small house for your living quarters. It has all the amenities you need. Water, heat, power, kitchen, WIFI, land line phone etc. We DO NOT get cell service. We ask that you provide your own vehicle since we live in a rural setting
Preferred method of Contact: Email