Farm Apprenticeship

Location: 
Galena, Maryland
Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2012 (All day)
Company Name: 
Colchester Farm Community Supported Agriculture

Colchester Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CFCSA) is a nonprofit, small- scale farm that grows fresh local produce for shareholders and community

members, and offers apprenticeships and education programs.    The CSA leases

10 acres of land from Colchester Farm, a 350-acre farm located on the Sassafras River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, on Maryland's eastern shore.  The operations are carried out by one full-time manager, an assistant manager, three full–season apprentices, one short-season apprentice, and volunteers who participate in the CSA work-share program.The CSA is in its eleventh season of operation in 2013.

 Each year, Colchester Farm CSA offers apprenticeships to individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in sustainable vegetable production and the marketing of produce through a Community Supported Agriculture project.

 For the 2013 season, we are looking for a team of 3 full season apprentices (April through the end of November) and one summer apprentice (3 months: late May-late Aug).  We welcome applications for the apprenticeship from hard- working individuals from diverse backgrounds; the apprenticeship is designed for individuals with a serious interest in gaining the skills necessary to farm, though prior farming experience is not necessarily required. Anyone with a serious interest in agriculture and the physical ability to work the long hours of a farming schedule will be considered.

 For more information, please visit our website

(http://www.colchesterfarm.org/apprenticeship.html)