The farm is a 24-acre property in Barnstead, NH with much in transition. They just purchased an adjacent 76-acre field and forest property for expansion to relocate their small CSA to this property. This transition year is about setting up infrastructure with a permaculture mindset. They are also in the process of setting up a small hops yard. The existing farm operation is Christmas trees. They use natural/organic practices and will begin the certification process this year. Learn about beekeeping, too.
Daily chores will vary widely depending upon the time of year. You will be involved in light construction, facility repair, vegetable planting and garden maintenance, cover cropping, ongoing mowing, tree pruning, and forest management. You will work independently as often as alongside the farmer.
Accommodations: a small private apartment in the main house with access to shared kitchen and bathroom. Expect to be on your own for most meals. You can eat anything grown.
Expectations: you must be a hard worker and self-starter with a driver’s license. You will have a flexible work schedule, but are required to work 40 hours per week. If you have a strong desire to learn, there will be a great deal to take advantage of. This is an opportunity for mentorship and you will have the chance to be introduced to other farmers and practices.
Start in late April or beginning of May 2015 until September. Stipend is $100/week. Swimming, fishing, hiking and camping are all local activities.
Please provide by email: a cover letter, resume, personal statement and dates available to: Tim@thirdstonefarm.com by 4/15/15. The position is open until filled.