Farm Hands on Organic Apple Orchard – Vermont

Vermont Sheep Farm

Two Farm Hands Sought on Organic Apple Orchard and Sheep Farm in Vermont

Cate Hill Orchard is a family farm located in the hills of Greensboro, Vermont.  Our farm enterprises include a four acre apple orchard, a cider mill, a flock of  East Friesian, Icelandic, and Clun Forest sheep, an apiary, and  diverse fruit and berry plantings, including  cherries, grapes, red and black currants, plums, kiwis, seaberries, and honeyberries. All of our farm enterprises are organically managed.  We use no herbicides, no chemical fruit thinners, no chemical wormers, no GMO grains, and minimal, organically approved sprays. Milk sheep, thin apples, mulch berries, plant vegetables, pick currants, make apple cider, harvest wild wood nettles, feed pigs, bottle sour cherry juice, move lambs, fix fences, make cheese, wash dishes, harvest veggies, clean the milking parlor, pick apples, uproot burdock, make vinegar, stack wood, sell stuff at the farmers market, extract honey, bottle honey, make bear fat salve, pick balm of gilead buds,  mow the orchard, wash wool, collect eggs, muck out the barn—these are some of the jobs you will do as a farm hand at Cate Hill Orchard in Greensboro Vermont. Located in the beautiful and remote Northeast Kingdom, we are a small, diverse permaculture/organic family farm, with a 5 acre apple orchard; 45 milking ewes; 60 lambs; usually a couple of chickens and pigs; and a 30 hive apiary. We are looking to fill two positions; one full time farm hand; one half time farm hand, half time childcare provider.  40 hours a week. Compensation $150/week plus room and basic board.  Housing is a 2 room apartment in our farmhouse, to be shared with other farm worker.  Board includes basic bulk foods (rice, beans, lentils, flour etc) plus fresh organic eggs, vegetables, berries and fruit from our farm, plus some dairy and some meat from our farm. May-Oct, with one-two weeks off in July, beginning and end time negotiable. The main job requirement for farm hands is that you have a genuine interest in farming! To apply, please send a letter of interest ASAP to: maria@catehillorchard.com.  For more info on our farm, and more detailed job description, see our website catehillorchard.com.  Thanks!

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