Fall Internship: Foggy Meadow Farm

Paul is all set for spring/summer interns, but is still looking for fall interns.

Foggy Meadow Farm , 2494 Lake Rd, Benson, VT 05743
Contact: Paul Horton, Sally Beckwith
Phone: [Home] 802-537-4754
Email: phorton@shoreham.net

General Description: Foggy Meadow Farm sits on 160 acres in Vermont’s Champlain Valley. The farm is a pleasing mix of woodland, old pastures, meadows, and a twelve acre pond. We grow over 40 vegetable crops on four acres using organic methods while continually striving to improve and expand our sustainable farming practices. Our produce is sold directly to our customers at three farmers’ markets in three Vermont counties starting in mid February and going until the end of December. We are continually expanding our infrastructure, and expertise with season extension practices and methods, the result being significant innovative and interesting changes to the farm each season. There are two houses, a barn and multiple outbuildings and greenhouses on the farm. This farm has been and continues to be a work in progress, which keeps life fun and interesting.

Internship Starts: September
Internship Ends: Mid November
Number of Interns: 1 or 2 needed
App Deadline: No deadline

Meals: Interns prepare their own meals in the farmhouse kitchen. All farm produce is available with a full array of greens and root crops available throughout the season. In addition, we encourage interns to can, dry, or lacto-ferment vegetables when available as to increase food choices. Milk and meats are available for purchase from nearby farms.

Skills Desired: No farming or gardening skills are needed to begin an internship at Foggy Meadow Farm. However, candidates need to bring along a burning desire to learn, a keen interest in local food systems, and a drive to complete necessary tasks regardless of personal fatigue or adverse weather conditions. In addition, it is essential to recognize that farming, while fun and rewarding, is also physically and emotionally challenging and downright difficult at times.

Educational Opportunities: We are learning every day of the season and all who work here are learning along with us. We enjoy frequent discussions about all aspects of farming including the politics of food. There will be opportunities to visit other farms and network with others who share the same interests.

Stipend: Stipend based on experience.

Housing: Large farm house with individual bedrooms upstairs and down. Common bath, washing machine, living area and full kitchen.

Preferred method Of Contact: phone or email

Internship Details: 55 hours (5 1/2 10 hour days). Tasks and training will involve all aspects of vegetable production including but not limited to: seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvest, washing, packing, and farmers’ markets. In addition seasonal tasks such as greenhouse construction, wood cutting, applying row covers and irrigation set up can be expected along with other jobs as the need arises. Interns can expect to perform multiple tasks each day in a fast paced environment.

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