• 13Jul

    Growing New Farmers: A Gathering in Ithaca New York, July 18th 2013

    The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming invites you to a very special Community Gathering at The Sustainability Center, 111 North Albany Street in downtown Ithaca, on Thursday, July 18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  

    They’ll explain exactly what the new Groundswell Incubator Farm is and how it works. A clue: It does not hatch baby chicks. Come to the gathering to find out!

    If you care about food, if you’re committed to sustainability and social justice, or if you’re just curious about what Groundswell does, we hope you’ll join us for this important conversation about the future of our local food system.  Come enjoy local snacks and beverages, chat with some awesome new farmers, and find out how Groundswell is helping to grow new farmers through innovative training and business incubation programs.

    Nearly 300 aspiring farmers, food entrepreneurs and activist have taken courses offered by Groundswell. At least 30 of them have gone on to launch a new farm enterprise. OnJuly 18 you can learn more about them, hear their stories, and find out why It Takes a Community to Grow a Farmer.

    You don’t have to be a farmer to be part of this Groundswell!  There are many ways you can help Grow Your Farmer and support our local food system, from volunteering at the Incubator Farm, to sponsoring one of our trainees.  Find out how – and why – on July 18. Share your ideas about how Ithaca can take the next step in building a truly Community Supported Agriculture.

    This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 607-319-5095.

  • 30Jun

    Essentials of Organic Grain Growing Field Day in New York, July 10th, 2013

    NOFA-NY is hosting a field day on July 10th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Lineage Farm: 492 Route 217, Hudson, NY. Please join NOFA-NY for a workshop entitled Essentials of Organic Grain Growing. You can grow grains on your small farm! Learn how to make good use of your land with grain rotations using heritage and modern strains of wheat, rye, field corn (for milling), and more. At this workshop designed to help you plant a crop as early as fall 2013, Lineage Farm’s Jen Carson and Jon Ronsani will show off their fall-sown wheat and this year’s polenta corn. NOFA-NY Grain Coordinator Robert Perry and OGRIN’s Elizabeth Dyck will be walking the fields with Jen and Jon. They will all contribute to a thorough explanation of the essentials of organic grain growing, including variety and seed sourcing, planting and monitoring the crop, and harvesting at the appropriate point for processing. Find out how to assess your grain crop’s quality and its potential for direct marketing, wholesale to millers and malt houses, or even for animal feed. To top it all off, we’ll see some small-scale grain-growing and processing equipment in action, and talk about making use of the equipment and on-going education available through New York’s grain-growing community.

    To register, and for more information, click “read more”…

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  • 22Mar

    Job: Distribution Crew at The Good Food Collective, New York, 2013

    Note: This job is not provided by beginningfarmers.org.  Please apply directly through the organization offering the job.  Please click “read more” at the bottom of this post to link to application instructions.

    The Good Food Collective is seeking a member for its distribution crew, starting June 3, application due May 1.

    The Good Food Collective is a multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project offering membership programs that connect people to local, sustainable foods and some of the best farmers in the Rochester, New York area. They are a project of Headwater Foods, a Community Food Enterprise creating a value-filled, year-round supply chain of local, sustainable foods.

    For more details and how to apply, click “read more”

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  • 19Mar

    Workshop: Highbush Blueberry Production School, New York, 2013

    Explore the basics of Blueberry Production with four of Cornell University’s fruit specialists on April 11, 2013.  This program will cover the basics of growing highbush blueberries in New York State.  Site selection, soils, pollination, cultivars, key insect pests of blueberries, diseases and their control, pruning, economics for commercial growers, marketing and more will be covered.

    For more details and registration information click “read more”

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  • 13Mar

    New York Urban Agriculture Conference Registration, 2013Urban Agriculture Conference

    Early Bird Registration for The Hort’s 3rd Annual Urban Agriculture Conference is now open!

    Every day the trip from farm to plate is growing smaller in cities with the expansion of Urban Agriculture. Join us May 15-17 as we bring together gardeners, landscape designers, teachers, farmers, architects, parents, community organizers, and others to address challenges and share success stories.

    Themes to be explored: food and culture, community networks, sustainable urban agriculture, youth engagement, economics, local food sovereignty, policy, and more!

    Full schedule including the opening reception and urban farm tours can be seen hereAfter April 1st registration prices will increase significantly.

    We hope to see you there!

    Please contact uac@thehort.org with any questions.

  • 12Feb

    Benner’s Organic Farm Summer 2013 Internship in New York State

    Benner’s Farm  ~56 Gnarled Hollow Rd in East Setauket, NY  11733  Ph:(631)689-8172  web: www.bennersfarm.com      email: folks@bennersfarm.com

    Benner’s Farm is a private fifteen-acre family homestead, first farmed in the 1700’s. Each year the farm provides thousands of people a sense of what it was like to live on a small farm in years past. The Benner’s are the seventh family to farm this land. They have been farming organically since the late nineteen seventies in their family garden as well as fields of strawberries and pumpkins. The Benner’s also raise a variety of farm animals for educational and self-sufficient living purposes. Many people come to visit and participate in the many workshops, festivals and special events held during the year.

    For details click “read more” Read more »

  • 05Feb

    Brook Farm CSABrook Farm In New York is looking for apprentices and interns for 2013

    • Full Season Farm Apprentice
    • Full Season Farm Intern
    • Summer Season Farm Intern

    A B O U T  B R O O K  F A R M

    Brook Farm is a 20-acre sustainable farm located 2 ½  miles west of New Paltz at the foot of the world-famous Shawangunk Ridge, where our farm crew enjoys access to 7000 acres of wilderness, hiking and rock climbing, right outside our door at the Mohonk Preserve.

    We raise mixed vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, laying hens, honeybees, and at least one other TBD livestock during the 2013 season.  Each February, we tap the sugar maple trees to produce syrup, currently for our public and CSA events and for our crew.  We have one high tunnel for four-season greens production and plan to construct another this season, a valuable learning experience for our beginning farmers.

    For additional information, and to learn how to apply click “read more” Read more »

  • 15Jan

    Urban Farming in New YorkOne-Acre Farm in Brooklyn Offers Intensive Urban Farming Training Course for Aspiring Farmers, 2013

    Ever dreamed of converting a vacant lot or a rooftop into a thriving farm? While many hopeful farmers begin their careers as apprentices on rural farms, now, opportunities to learn the bevy of skills necessary for starting and running successful urban farms are cropping up in the heart of New York City.

    This year, the city’s largest school farm – the Youth Farm – will offer an 8 month training program for adults who want to get dirty and explore careers in organic agriculture and food justice. Apprentices pay on a sliding scale, and leave with a Certificate in Urban Farming. Read more »

  • 13Jan

    New York Organic Goat Farm Seeks Interns for 2013

    Acorn Hill Farm is a NOFA-NY Farmers Pledge small family farm located in the mid-Hudson Valley/Catskill region of NY. They milk a herd of 25-30 dairy goats and process the milk in our on farm creamery. We manage the herd using organic methods and use organic herbs and additions whenever possible. They sell our cheeses, fudge, meat, jams and soaps at regional farmers’ markets and believe local food nourishes healthy communities and economies. During the summer months in addition to the creamery we also grow berries and fruit for low sugar jams. They maintain a family garden and have participated in NOFA-NY potato trials. In addition, we have a small flock of cayuga ducks for eggs, snail & slug control, and laughs.

    They are located in a rural area at the base of the Shawangunk Ridge about 7 miles away from two small towns. Larger towns and a college town are about a 30 minute drive and we are about 2 hours northwest of NYC. This is a place for quiet and contemplation and not for someone who needs a bustling social setting.

    They are looking for one intern to join them asap for the kidding season and winter farmers market/csa season. They will need two interns beginning in late April or Early May and would be thrilled if a winter intern decided to stay on. Our busy season is May – November and we ask that summer interns commit to the full season. For application information click “read more”…

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  • 21Nov

    Horticulture Education/Vocational Garden Internship in New York, 2013

    Green Chimneys Farm has a garden program which has two locations and different focuses:

    The Educational School Garden on the Brewster campus plays an important role in the lives of Green Chimneys’ students.  Practical lessons in the garden enhance and reinforce theoretical learning in schools. Students gain respect for nature, manual work, individuals, and the community and have opportunities to learn and participate in the growing of plants, harvesting of vegetables and using products out of the garden.

    Boni-Bel Organic Farm, a half mile from the main campus, is comprised of a two-acre organic garden, an orchard and a hundred acres of native swamp and woodlands. Supervised by a professional organic farmer and vocational coaching staff, the farm provides vocational training and therapeutic activities for Green Chimneys students while maintaining sustainable agricultural practices. Students are involved with the day-to-day operation of the farm and its retail operations including the farm stand and quaint Country Store. Vocational skills in bee keeping, maple syrup production, small machinery operation and customer service challenge the students all year long. Read more »

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