Wild Harmony Farm
Grazing Season Apprentice
Applications Due by December 1
- Job description
Our apprentices will be helping with all aspects of animal husbandry as well as vegetable and fruit production, marketing, retail, and wholesale sales interactions. This will include daily chores, pasture management and rotation, breeding, animal health care, and slaughter. As on any farm, significant time will be spent problem-solving, repairing, constructing, weeding and cleaning. We will be canning and freezing fruit and vegetables for winter consumption. The apprentices will also help with CSA share packing and farm store operations, social media account contributions as well as educational tours and programs on the farm. We will make every effort to educate and include our apprentices in every task and will tailor the educational opportunities to the desires of the apprentices. We work hard to make this a good place to live and work.
Wild Harmony Farm is a diverse, certified organic livestock farm in Exeter, RI focused on environmental stewardship, utilizing regenerative farming practices. We raise 100% grass-fed beef cattle, organic pigs, organic layers, organic meat chickens, organic turkeys. We graze our animals in an intensive rotational system to maximize benefits to the animals’ health and the land, moving fences every day. We grow vegetables on 1/10 of an acre, manage a 2-acre apple orchard, keep honeybees, and tap maple trees for syrup. We sell meat and eggs through a 20-member CSA, our farm store, farmer’s market, wholesale accounts with restaurants and butcher shops, and a retail app WhatsGood Marketplace.
See Job Description for duties and responsibility details.
- What we are looking for
This is a perfect place for someone looking to learn what it entails to include animals in their future farming endeavors. Our ideal candidate will be an avid learner, a considerate and respectful housemate, self-motivated, able to work independently and contribute thoughtfully in a team. The candidate will be able to work long hours with a good attitude, able to lift 50 lbs, willing to get dirty, passionate about food, and has desires to continue farming in the future. Vegetable production experience, social media management, marketing, carpentry, construction or mechanical experience are desired, but not necessary. We have a “farm family” meal once a week to break bread together and stay connected as a community. All other meals are cooked separately in the apprentice village. Each year the apprentices decide how cooking/sharing groceries works best for them. A personal vehicle is a must, as there is no immediate access to public transportation nor are we on a good cycling road. The farm has a Mon.-Fri. work week with rotating weekend duty shared amongst farm staff. A site visit prior to acceptance is greatly preferred. Non-tobacco users are preferred. We are looking for our apprentices to start in April and work through mid-November. Longer-term agreements are possible upon further
Head to our website https://www.wildharmonyfarm.com/grazing-season-apprenticeship for full details and how to apply.
Please email resume, cover letter and completed application to Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2019