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Flipside Farm CSA
1500 Larger Cross Road North
Far Hills, NJ 07931

Contact: Taylor James


Email: taylor@flipsidefarm.com

Website: http://www.FlipsideFarm.com

Last Updated: 02-06-2018

General Description: Flipside Farm CSA is located on a 93 acre farm in Bedminster, NJ one hour due west of NYC. We grow vegetables and raise pigs using ecological, organic methodologies for our customer base in Bedminster, Hoboken and NYC. We are committed to training the next generation of farmers and leaders in sustainable agriculture. We believe that the only way to really learn how to manage a farm is by actually getting your hands dirty. The internship/apprenticeship program is designed to give a very hands-on experience working all aspects of the farm, from seeding, feeding, weeding, harvest and everything in between. And, as this is our first year of full production, apprentices will have the extra bonus of experiencing first-hand how a new farm gets up and running.

Internship Starts: 04-02-2018
Internship Ends: 11-30-2018
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: 03-15-2017
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months

Meals: Veggies from the farm are provided.

Skills Desired: Expectations: While prior farm experience is helpful for the apprenticeship, it’s certainly not a requirement. Apprentices will be expected to: Bring a spirit of dedication and enthusiasm to the job! Be in good physical shape and be able to work 50+ hours per week Work outside in all kinds of weather Be flexible, resilient, and open-minded Have a valid driver’s license Commit to a full season of farm work Prepare and eat lots of delicious vegetables Enjoy the experience of working on a beautiful farm!

Educational Opportunities: We provide a working education on the farm plus additional off-farm educational events throughout the growing season. Apprentices will have the opportunity to visit other farms in the central NJ region, participate in NOFA NJ events, and attend various workshops given by other farmers and agricultural experts (approximately one or two events per month). Apprentices will receive copies of the farm’s written materials and records, including crop plans, budgets, maps, and harvest data. In the fall, the farm manager will provide contacts and guidance for apprentices seeking future farm plans. Additionally, the apprentice and farm manager will set goals together in the spring to be evaluated at mid-season and at the end of the year.

Stipend: $950/month per experience + housing + veggies + pork

Housing: Housing provided (10 minutes from farm)

Preferred method Of Contact: Email

Internship Details: What does the Apprenticeship entail? The farm apprenticeship is designed to give you immersive experience in all aspects of production at the farm. You’ll get your hands dirty with a wide variety of jobs spanning from: seeding onions in the greenhouse, spreading cover crop seed, transplanting kale, hoeing sweet peppers, working on tractors, trellising tomatoes, stuffing envelopes, hand-weeding carrots, and harvesting winter squash. Though most days will be contain an array of different jobs, some days will be spent pushing through one or two big tasks (e.g. planting potatoes, building a high tunnel).


 

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