Apprenticeship and seasonal help
Our seasonal apprenticeship program runs from the beginning of March until the week before Thanksgiving. We offer the opportunity to learn about the everyday workings of an organic vegetable farm. It is an important part of our mission to teach others about farming and we are glad to share the knowledge gained from ten years of farming experience.
We are looking for highly motivated workers who are interested in learning about organic agriculture and who love working outdoors in all seasons. Our apprentices take part in all aspects of crop production including greenhouse seeding, transplanting, cultivation, harvesting and marketing.
We pay $10/hr plus farm vegetables and have housing available near the farm for $350/month including utilities. There are no pets allowed in the housing nor on the farm. Work is six days per week, usually 60+ hrs/week during the summer and around 40 hrs/week in the spring and fall.
Farming experience is helpful but is not required. A strong work ethic and ability to perform outdoor physical labor in all kinds of weather conditions are a must.
We are part of the mid-Hudson CRAFT program which allows our apprentices to visit other host farms in the area for a tour, talk, or demonstration on a specific topic in order to connect and network with other local farmers and learn about other farming practices. For more information please visit Mid-Hudson CRAFT.
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Sun Sprout Farm offers three apprenticeship positions and requires a full season commitment. In addition we are always looking for seasonal help during the summer months. All applicants need a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 season. If you would like to apply, please send your resume with previous work experience and letter of interest to:
Sun Sprout Farm
168 Meadow Ave
Chester, NY 10918
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We accept applications all year but prefer them towards the fall of any given year to have the chance to invite everyone out to the farm to work with us for a day to get to know each other.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 season. If you are interested in becoming an apprentice at Sun Sprout Farm please send us your application.