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1375 Butter & Egg Rd.
Milford Bay, Muskoka
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1X4
Contact: Katya, Ken
Last Updated: 01-12-2011
General Description: We produce maple syrup, strawberries, raspberries and a diversity of vegetables which are sold from the farm to local clientele, a CSA program and to numerous restaurants and chefs. We are strongly committed to maintaining soil fertility through sustainable and biological practices. The farm also sells local honey and preserves. A 150 year old log house is a facility that promotes local food prepared by local chefs, is a venue to host other workshops and events.
Internship Starts: April 15
Internship Ends: Nov 15
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: All year
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months
Meals: Apprentices will live either with the family or in a separate house with all amenities. They would need to maintain this household and share it with other residents. Meals will have to be cooked and consumed in a group environment by the apprentices. Groceries (predominately vegetarian) will be provided. Moderate alcohol consumption is acceptable but not provided by the farm. Smoking and personal pets are not allowed on the farm. Limited internet access is available for e-mails and communication only.
Skills Desired: We expect about 50 hours per week of work that ranges from managing the sales stall to farm chores. This involves working odd times and when needed.
We welcome applicants with plenty of enthusiasm and energy.
Educational Opportunities: Opportunity to acquire skills in the management of maple syrup and fire wood production, bush lot management, greenhouse operations, seeding, transplanting, weeding, crop rotation, irrigation, harvesting, marketing and promoting consumer satisfaction, machinery and building maintenance skills, educating the public on the importance of sustainable agriculture and living practices.
Stipend: Options available.
Housing: See meals.
Preferred method Of Contact: Phone or Email
Internship Details: Instruction and training will be provided on the job. We have 30 years experience in international agriculture in Africa and Asia (which includes training and research on small farms) and 10 years farming in Ontario and enjoy teaching and group learning. We have an extensive library. Visits of other farms are limited as they are not many in the area who host interns We are members of many related farm organizations and subscribe to several farm journals.
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