Farm Internship

Name of Position: 
Farm Internship
Name of Farm: 
Chick-a-biddy Acres
County where farm is located: 
Peterborough
Description of farm business: 
Chick-a-biddy Acres operates on a 72 acre farm near Peterborough, in the beautiful Trent Hills. It is surrounded by lush pastures, dairy farms, woods and many rivers. The area is largely free of big scale mono-crop farming which ensures clean and relatively pesticide free surroundings. Although we are not yet certified organic, we never use herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers on our land. Rich compost, crop rotation, tilling and good management are the tools that we use to maintain the soil and grow healthy, natural food.
CRAFT farm: 
yes
Description of position: 
Chick-a-biddy is entering our 19th season of production and has 15 years experience with hosting interns. We are looking for 2 people with enthusiasm about food and farming, stamina and an abundance of positive attitude. FARM ACTIVITIES YOU WILL BE INVOLVED WITH: Greenhouse operations – from early spring/summer seed propagation to the season extension in the fall Soil building techniques/cover cropping/composting Field work – tractors/rototillers/raised bed preparations/transplanting/seeding/weed management CSA share organization from harvest through delivery Customer relations at drop offs and farmers’ market Livestock care and management – minding pastured poultry, laying hens, heritage turkeys Building projects The 5 acres of mixed vegetable production and the 4 greenhouses — along with the livestock and eggs — offer a broad scope of education. With the help of enthusiastic and dedicated interns, Chick-a-biddy Acres has been providing members with quality meat, vegetables and eggs since 2001. Interns will in a separate home from main farmhouse with laundry, internet, separate bedrooms, kitchen, library. Your comfort is very important to us. The internship runs from May 1-Oct 31st. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.CHICKABIDDYACRES.COM TO VIEW THE ENTIRE DETAILS OF THE INTERNSHIP. Look forward to hearing from you!
Duration of position: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Contact: 
Name: 
Sherry Patterson
Phone: 
705 696 3506
Deadline for application: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018