Contact informationFarm Address:
769 Bagqaduce Road
Brooksville, Maine, 04617-3809
Primary Contact: Bob Bowen
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "We are a family goat dairy in business for 28 years. We milk over 80 does and turn all the milk into goat cheese which we either wholesale ourselves or sell at farmers markets. As we are around 70, we depend on young interns to do most of the farming. Anne runs the cheese room and involved a lot in that area. I do marketing and oversee the goat herd. And all purchasing etc. Located on the banks of a salt water river with kayaking , swimming and wildlife. Quiet and peaceful. "20 acres of wooded land.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: immediately Dec 2020 and beyond.
Internship Ends: . No real end date as we operate year round.
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 year
We are looking for two full time people. One day off a week. Involves milking with a pipeline and then turning the milk into cheese. Plus upkeep of the buildings. And going to farmers markets. We have three interns usually.
You will be taught all phases of the operation so everyone does different jobs all the time. Self starter important! This is more of a management type position. Will teach basics and then you will have to pick up other things as needed. Not a good first job. And not a social place due to covid.
Educational Opportunities: Huge library dealing with many ag subjects. Also practice alternative health. Goats and us !! Been farming everything but beef over the last 40 years. Make our sole income from the farming and reselling of other products.
Skills Desired: "Dedication , honesty, interest are the three most needed skills. We will train what you need to know. Ability to lift 50 pounds necessary. Can work up to that!" Realizing what care of dairy animals means. And babies n the spring.
Meals: "We provide food needed for all people. Separate kitchen where all interns cook, clean and socialize. Shared cooking. Many fresh vegetables during the summer from our garden. " And into the winter.
Stipend: stipend paid based on work effort. And quality of work. $600 to 1,400 depending on time commitment .
Housing: "Everyone has own cabin. Electricity, water , Wi-Fi. Sat. TV "
Preferred method of Contact: Email or text