Farmers Wanted for 2014 Growing Season on Massachusetts Incubator Farm
Open View Farm in Conway, Massachusetts (http://www.openviewfarm.org/) has for the past 5 years served as an incubator farm for new or young farmers ready to apply their farming knowledge and eager to experiment, learn and grow. We are a supportive community who believe strongly in the local food movement and have land to share. We tend sheep, chickens, a llama, a donkey, cats and a dog (http://www.openviewfarm.org/our-animal-companions/), and especially, family and friends (http://www.openviewfarm.org/people-on-the-farm/)!
The Farm has great soil and southern exposure. We've been able to grow all kinds of vegetables here: celery, peas, lettuces, kale, arugula, spinach, pak choi, hardneck garlic, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, specialty peppers, okra, green beans, tomatillos, parsnips, beets, carrots, squash, cabbages, herbs, and much more. We also have delicious perennials--asparagus, apples, raspberries, blueberries, and sorrel. There are tools, fencing, cold frames and lots of the necessary materials organized and available for use. We will prepare and deliver tilled fields.
See the gardens here: http://www.openviewfarm.org/our-gardens/. Be sure to look through the photos!
Past farmers have focused their attention in different ways, including soil development and testing, growing for market, growing for family, friends and educational purposes, as well as considering the viability of a CSA. These endeavors are the farmer's to determine and we offer support, encouragement and sometimes extra hands for help. In the past we have happily hosted planting and harvesting days finished off with a meal provided by our family.
We are seeking a farmer or farmers for the 2014 growing season. If you are interested, please contact Aimee at either firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 475-2244. We would love to meet you to see if we all make a good fit!