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October 10, 2012 Business, Local News No Comments

Provider Farm in Salem, CT is accepting applications for apprenticeships. Apprentices receive a monthly stipend and vegetables from the farm. Housing is provided in their own, shared space. Apprentices also receive one-week paid vacation during the season.

Provider Farm is a diversified, biodynamic farm located in Salem, CT that grows 14 acres of vegetables for subscribers to its CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) harvests, as well as farmer’s markets and wholesale accounts.

The farm also maintains a small herd of cattle for its grass-fed beef operation.

Provider Farm states, “We believe that animal integration is essential for a sustainable farming system. Our goal is to combine efficient farm systems with holistic farm planning to create and run the best farm possible.”

Apprentices participate in all aspects of farming at Provider Farm: feeding and taking care of livestock; pasture rotation and management; seed propagation, transplanting, weeding, mulching; greenhouse management; harvesting and post harvest preparation as well as the use of biodynamic preparations.

Provider Farm states, “We aim to provide our apprentices with an in-depth overview of all aspects of our operation and facilitate a mutually beneficial, hands-on learning opportunity.”

Apprentices work from mid-April until Thanksgiving, 5 days a week in the early spring and late fall and 5-1/2 days a week during the height of the season.

Prior experience in agriculture is preferred but not required.

Apprentice applicants must be motivated, self-starters with a genuine passion for agriculture and a desire to learn, be able to lift 50 lbs., work long hours in all weather and maintain a positive attitude is required

Apprentices receive a monthly stipend and vegetables from the farm. Housing is provided in their own, shared space. Apprentices also receive one-week paid vacation during the season.

Interested applicants should email their résumé, cover letter and three references to max@providerfarm.com

You can read more about the farm on their web site at http://providerfarm.com

You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/providerfarm?ref=ts&fref=ts

Posted October 10, 2012, links and photos added by Brenda Sullivan HTNP.com Editor

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