Help Wanted at Blue Ledge Farm!

-UPDATE 4/1/13-  Positions filled!

Are you a dependable, positive, energetic person interested in local agriculture and helping produce some high-quality, artisanal cheese?

If so, Blue Ledge Farm is looking to fill two part-time positions. Good opportunity for someone local looking for a little supplemental income, both positions start in March and extend through November.

Work requires extreme cleanliness, attention to detail, manual and repetitive tasks, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a team and in close proximity with others in a fast paced environment.

Assistant Cheesemaker: 2 days/week (Wed & Sat), approx 8 hours per week total. Afternoon Milker: get to know our herd of 80 goats, 3:30-6 pm, 2 afternoons per week. Pay: $15/hr. Looking for a long-term commitment from one or two individuals. Please email letter of interest and three work references to blueledge@hotmail.com.

Visit Blue Ledge Farm’s website to learn more about what they do.

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2013 Apprenticeship Opportunity at Gildrien Farm

Photo Courtesy of Gildrien Farm

Photo Courtesy of Gildrien Farm

Jeremy & Caitlin GildrienGildrien Farm Logo

490 Delorm Rd

Leicester, VT, 05733

Email: gildrienfarm@gmail.com

Website: http://www.gildrienfarm.com

Caitlin and Jeremy Gildrien own and operate Gildrien Farm, we have backgrounds in Agroecology and Botany respectively. Gildrien Farm is focused on providing healthy food, grown sustainably, with a positive environmental impact.

Our farm is 10 miles from downtown Middlebury and 20 from Rutland, which both have with a great co-op, a movie theater, and several restaurants. The Green Mountains are close by and afford many outdoor activities.

Gildrien Farm is a small family-run farm. We are in our fifth year of operation and have roughly 4 acres in cultivation and 3 hoophouses. We operate a CSA, have some wholesale accounts, and attend a couple of farmers’ markets. We grow about 30 different crops and work to provide CSA customers with a well rounded, varied, and interesting share. Most work on our farm is split between hand work and tractor cultivation.

We are in organic transition, our greenhouses will be certified this year but not our fields. However, we follow the organic standards in the fields.

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