Organic Vegetable Management Apprenticeship
$1000 +/mo plus full room and board Hustontown job Jennifer Glenister
We are a 30 acre, highly diversified, organic vegetable farm, owned and operated by Jim and Moie Crawford, and managed by a team of 12 apprentices. We focus our production towards our highly successful farmers markets in Washington D.C. To meet market demand, we strive to consistently produce high quality produce every week through season extension and succession plantings. We are also a member of Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative, and grow certain crops for wholesale through the coop. With a 45-year history, we are constantly striving to improve our systems and be sustainable with regards to our soil and environment, our people, and our business.
Our apprentices are trained to manage a variety of crops and jobs on the farm. While apprentices spend a significant amount of time transplanting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, and marketing, the primary role of each apprentice is to manage their areas of responsibility. Each person has the opportunity to engage in learning about organic vegetable and berry production, marketing fresh produce, people/labor management, and problem solving. The farm is well developed and professional, offering a great opportunity for beginning farmers to learn from seasoned experts. Previous work on farms and/or outdoor physical labor is helpful but not necessary. Enthusiasm, work ethic, and willingness to work as a team are qualities that make for a successful apprenticeship. Compensation includes a monthly salary plus full room and board. Please visit www.newmorningfarm.net for more information about the farm and apprenticeship.