The Temple Wilton Community Farm is Seeking a Biodynamic Vegetable Grower
The Temple-Wilton Community Farm (Four Corners Cooperative), in Wilton NH, is seeking an experienced biodynamic vegetable grower, beginning with the 2022 season. Our farm in the hills of southern New Hampshire was established in 1986 and is one of the pioneers of the CSA movement. We have use of nine acres, which gives us a three part rotation of three acres per year, to produce vegetables for an active community of about 100 families. We anticipate that arrangements with other farms in the region will be sought in order to augment our own produce. The vegetable grower works cooperatively with the dairy farmer, whose milking herd produces compost for fields and pastures, as well as with our cheese and yogurt maker at the Abbott Hill Creamery, and with the farm's Board.
The farm is within walking distance of a Waldorf school (nursery through high school), and there are numerous other Anthroposophical institutions in the area.
We are taking the opportunity presented by the transition from our current vegetable grower, to re-envision and renew our farm with an eye to long-term sustainability. We are hoping that the changes which grow out of this new impulse will be driven by the initiative and enthusiasm of our new grower, so we are seeking a farmer who wants to work with the other farmers, the board of trustees, and the community, to seek and build a path into the future. A farmer who worked these challenging lands for the farm for 35 years is available for advice on the fields and community.
Starting date is negotiable, though we hope the new farmer will be able to start in late fall, soon after the end of the current season's harvest. Please send a letter of interest and a resumé or description of your farming experience (especially your biodynamic experience) to Brian Drayton, at firstname.lastname@example.org.