Farm to Table Apprenticeship at Jones Family Farms in Shelton, CT
The primary learning objective of our farm to table apprenticeship is to offer hands-on experiences in modern sustainable agriculture, direct marketing, and following food from field to plate in our farm kitchen. Apprentices participate on a team that includes farm managers and a variety of seasonal staff. Our goal is to provide hands-on harvest, farm guest interactions, and farm kitchen experience useful to an aspiring market farmer, community dietitian, chef embracing farm cuisine, and/or farm and food educator.
The Farm to Table Apprenticeship will incorporate both our Harvest-Your-Own operations and production kitchen:
Harvest Your Own, strawberry, blueberry, pumpkin and Christmas tree seasons: major responsibilities include harvest-your-own guest supervision, direct marketing operations (farm educator, sales), and farm maintenance tasks necessary for inviting guests onto our farm (such as cleaning, painting etc). Apprentices will gain an understanding of our diversified farming operations through hands-on field experiences (planting, weeding, harvesting, etc).
In the Kitchen: gain an understanding of production kitchen management and record keeping while also learning about commercial food sanitation practices as a key member of our farm kitchen team. Projects include cooking with and preserving seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as baking goods for our Winery and Harvest-Your-Own guests. Apprentices also have the opportunity to share their experiences and learn alongside our guests while assisting with our cooking classes.
For more information and to apply for the Farm to Table Apprenticeship, please visit our website:
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