- Organized & efficient person to help manage wash station on produce farm. Duties include: sorting produce, packing orders, loading vehicles, keeping area clean & organized. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Job could be full time to include picking produce at farm, some general farm work. Valid drivers license needed.
Efficient & motivated person needed to work on produce farm. Duties include transplanting, hoeing, weeding, working with drip irrigation & harvesting. Mostly morning hours, some afternoon hours necessary for transplanting & weeding. Must be able to tolerate physically demanding work.
Liberty Farm in Poultney, VT is looking for a relief milker for a couple nights a month, as well as a few consecutive milkings later in the summer and fall. We generally milk around 40 cows in a tie stall barn. We are a organic dairy that is run simply and naturally. Willing and enthusiastic to train the right person.
Who? All Vermont farmers who grow, harvest, pack, or hold fresh produce—even if primarily engaged in another type of farming—should take this survey.
What? The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) designed this survey to help farmers determine if they will be impacted by FDA’s Produce Safety Rule, understand their requirements under the rule, and learn about compliance timelines. The Produce Safety Rule, a rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), will be finalized in October 2015 and implemented over the next 2 to 5 years.
Why? Information collected through this survey will help VAAFM understand how farms in Vermont will be impacted by the Produce Safety Rule and better assist farmers in preparing for implementation of the rule.
How? In order to complete this survey, you will need estimates of your farm, business, or organization’s annual sales of (a) produce and (b) all food—including animal feed. You will also need general knowledge of your farm, business, or organization’s food safety practices.
This survey will take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete and is divided into two sections. Section I will help to determine whether you may be subject to Produce Safety Rule, and Section II asks about your farm’s food safety practices and certifications so that we may better understand how market demand for produce safety impacts farms in Vermont.
April 25 and 26, 2015
Merck Forest and Farmland Center. Rupert, VT
The wool handling clinic will be on Saturday, April 25, at Merck Forest and Farmland Center. The clinic will include: preparing your flock for shearing; shearing day facilities, layout, equipment, supplies and responsibilities; animal welfare; wool handing, wool quality, skirting and fleece presentation. We will also have demonstrations of shearing and crutching and the basics of electric handpiece set up and care. Participants are encouraged to bring a fleece to skirt. We will have some fleeces available to work with as well.
The Shearing School course fee is $250.00. We do have equipment available to borrow. The wool handling clinic will be $75.00 ($60.00 for VSGA members). Schedule starts at 8:30 AM and concludes at 4:00 PM both days. Bring a lunch. We will supply coffee, tea and juice.
* Why is this legislation happening? * Who is being affected? * What is changing for agriculture? *
Come and meet with representatives from: Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets * Agency of Natural Resources * Local Legislators
Join an active discussion of Vermont Bills H.35 and S.49
- Date: Monday, April 20th
- Time: 11:00 – 2:00
- Location: GMC Bentley House, Poultney VT (orange and tan house)
For more information & to RSVP contact:
- Hilary Solomon – PMNRCD District Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org – 802.287.8339
- Jennifer Alexander – Agronomist – acap.Jennifer@gmail.com – 802.558.6470
A light lunch will be provided by PMNRCD. Please RSVP if possible.
Larson Farm, Wells, VT
Larson Farm is a 320 acre grass-based dairy and beef farm in Wells, VT, 23 miles SW of Rutland, VT and 5 miles east of Granville, NY. We sell high quality, 100% grass-fed, raw Jersey milk to a growing market, including delivery to farmers’ markets. We milk 20 jerseys and have a 30 animal Devon beef herd. We are actively restoring our soils. We also have a small horse boarding operation, some basic horse infrastructure, and an interest in draft horses. We have a lively internship program which enriches the lives of all involved.
We are looking for other farmers to farm with us. Possibilities for farmer-owned enterprises on our land include poultry, lamb, market and value-added vegetables, apples, small fruits, pork, woodland development, education/agritourism, and even value-added dairy.
We envision others starting their own farm enterprises on the property to utilize the existing farm resources:
- We have a lively small farm store, where we sell raw milk and grass-fed beef to a growing and enthusiastic clientele.
- There are 3 year-round Farmers’ Markets w/in 40 minutes of us- Rutland, Dorset, and West Pawlet.
- There are three 3-BR homes on the farm, as well as a 3-BR intern apartment.
- Equipment on the farm includes two tractors, a 9-foot rotovator, and various other pieces of equipment, some horse-powered.
- A 42-KW solar array provides power for the farm.
- There may be hourly work available on the dairy.
We want to form a collaborative community here, sharing resources, labor, and lifestyle, to the benefit of all.
For more information, please contact Cynthia & Rich Larson at: 802-645-1957 or email@example.com.