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Work and Learn With Us in 2020!

Join Small Ones Farm this summer or fall and work with experienced farmers on our 63-acre orchard and berry farm.  Farming experience preferred, but not required.  Flexible schedule.  College credit available for Five College students.  Interns work side-by-side with farmers to help grow and harvest our raspberries, blueberries, Asian pears, over 50 varieties of apples, pumpkins and garlic.  Learn about holistic and organic growing methods, managing high tunnel crops, and tree grafting.  Assist with our farm stand operation, summer concert series, and fall community events.  Help care for our flock of laying hens and our barn cat, Squeak.  All in a beautiful setting less than 5 miles from downtown Amherst.

Application process:

Send cover letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references to smallonesfarm [at] att [dot] net.

Deadlines:

We accept applications until positions are filled.  Preference given to applicants who submit applications by these dates:

     Summer:  April 30

     Fall:  July 1

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Our internship programs offer a variety of hands-on work and training experiences on our working farm.  Interns have the opportunity to assist with core farming tasks under the supervision of experienced farm staff.  We seek mature college students who have a genuine interest in sustainable farming, are willing to tackle a range of farm tasks, are able to work both independently and on a team, are able to handle physically challenging outdoor work in all kinds of weather, and are reliable (i.e., arrive on time, maintain a consistent schedule, etc.).  Our summer farm internship runs from June through August (12-15 hours/week).  Our fall internship runs from the end of August through early December (12-15 hours/week).  A $200 travel stipend is available for each internship.  In addition, interns who are Five College students may be eligible for UMass or Five College course-credit. Please send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 employer references to smallonesfarm [at] att [dot] net.

 

Summer interns help us with these tasks:

o  Crop harvest (including tree fruit, berries, gourds, pumpkins and garlic).

o  Orchard maintenance, including thinning fruit from trees, raking,  summer pruning, tracking insects and disease.

o  Maintenance of ground crops (including pumpkins, gourds, garlic) and bush berries (raspberries and blueberries) and vine crops (grapes).

o  Infrastructure repair and maintenance.

o  CSA planning, preparation and distribution (crop permitting).

o  Farm stand operation.

o  Occasional weekend/evening special farm events (e.g., summer concert series, stand operation).

o  Social media liaison for the farm.

 

Fall interns help us with these tasks:

o  Crop harvest (including tree fruit, berries, pumpkins and garlic).

o  Orchard maintenance, including tracking insects and disease, post-harvest raking and winterizing.

o  Maintenance of ground crops (including pumpkins, gourds, garlic) and bush berries (raspberries and blueberries) and vine crops (grapes).

o  Infrastructure repair and maintenance.

o  School visit and apple picking activities (crop permitting).

o  CSA planning, preparation and distribution (crop permitting).

o  Farm stand operation.

o  Occasional weekend/evening special farm events (e.g., weekend apple picking, farm stand).

o  Social media liaison for the farm.