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Barrett's Mill Farm

Apprenticeship Offerings: 
Barrett's Mill Farm is a certified organic vegetable, fruit and flower farm located on 15 acres of town-owned land in Concord, Massachusetts. We are seeking one Assistant Grower for the 2019 season to work directly with the farm manager/owners, as well as two other Assistant Growers and 4 - 6 part-time field crew members. The position runs April-November with a Tuesday - Saturday 7am-4pm schedule. We do not have on-farm housing.
 
We sell the large majority of our produce through our farm stand and our 225-member CSA. In our sixth season, our goal is to continue to be a model of a financially viable small farm business while also being active members of our community. We enjoy adapting and fine-tuning our model each year to achieve our financial goals, as well as to keep things interesting for ourselves and our customers! Some of our new projects this coming season are: utilizing our new NRCS funded high tunnel for tomatoes and ginger; expanding our flower growing season to include tulips for early spring sales; and refining our flexible CSA model. As part of our community-oriented goals we provide free CSA shares to two local non-profits, donate produce to food pantries weekly, and offer reduced price memberships as part of the SNAP/HIP program.
 
Full job description and compensation information are available at
Contact Person: 
Lise Holdorf
Region: 
Metro Boston
Room and Board: 
None
Experience Level Desired: 
1-2 Years Experience
What Educational opportunities do apprentices have?: 

Optional participation in EMass CRAFT visits (schedule available at https://easternmasscraft.wordpress.com), working closely with the two farmer/owners, tractor cultivation training, and introduction and access to farm resources such as our crop plan, greenhouse schedule, organic certification documentation and budget.

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