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Vegetable Appretices sought - Brookford Farm, NH

 

 

Brookford Farm is a 650-acre diversified farm that grows vegetables, raises dairy cows, pigs, chickens.  We produce an assortment of cheeses and yogurts, grows grain, and has a small bakery on site.Located in Canterbury, NH on the banks of the Merrimack River and located 15 minutes north of Concord, NH, Brookford Farm uses organic methods and is in the process of restoring this former sod farm into productive sustainable agricultural use. Brookford Farm produces a wide variety of meets cheeses and produce for a 250-member year round CSA, weekly farmer’s markets, and a farm store on site.  For more information about the farm and our mission, please visit: http://brookfordfarm.com

 

2) Vegetable Apprenticeships

Apprentices will learn many aspects of operating an organic vegetable farm
through various hands-on tasks including greenhouse work, tractor work,
harvesting, and distributing and marketing produce. Throughout the growing
season, apprentices will work closely with the Vegetable Manager through frequent
field walks, check-in meetings, and discussions about best farm management
practices and strategies.

Qualifications

We seek individuals that have a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and
in working on a fast-paced production farm. Previous farming experience is
a plus, but not required. We are looking for individuals with a good sense
of humor who enjoy working hard, are excited to learn, and are responsible and
flexible. You must be able to clearly follow and give directions, not be
afraid to ask questions and make mistakes, and communicate well with others.
You must be able to perform physically demanding and repetitive tasks, work in
all kinds of weather, and be able to safely lift 50 lbs.

Compensation

Our farm apprenticeship runs full-time from April 1st – November 16th, with possibilities of staying longer for part-time work.  While working for the entire season is preferred, it is not required.  There is however a minimum requirement of 20 weeks.  The work schedule generally runs from Monday through Friday and the hours are 7am – 5pm with an hour for lunch for the majority of the season.  In addition there will be rotating work hours on weekends to water and work on irrigation.  There may also be extended hours in the more intense part of the season.

Apprentices are paid $225 per week and produce from the farm. Housing is provided, in a shared house for farm apprentices.

To Apply

Please send in a cover letter, resume, and two references to brookfordfarm.produce@gmail.com  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until filled so please send in your application ASAP. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

 

Brookford Farm is a participating mentor farm in the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP). For more details, please visit the farm's profile in our NABDAP program pages.