Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
11/18/19
Position Title
Farm Apprenticeships and Summer Internships
Position Description
We seek farmers in training to come learn with us! Common Thread CSA is a 20-acre vegetable farm in Central New York that grows mixed vegetables for a free choice onsite CSA, a customizable delivered CSA, farmers markets and some wholesale. We are a family farm run by two farmers with over 20 years of experience each who enjoy sharing what we know and learning from you. Our scale allows motivated employees to learn and practice a wide variety of skills. We prioritize soil health, using a permanent raised bed tillage system and planting about half the farm to cover crops. We sign the NOFA NY Farmers Pledge. We work to make our food accessible to all by running a sponsored share program and donating food.

Apprentices and Summer Interns learn how the farm works from seed to distribution by participating in greenhouse work, transplanting, cultivation, harvesting, wash and pack, farmers markets, CSA distribution, tractor operations and more. In addition to hands on training in the fields, we hold weekly education sessions on topics such as soil management, business planning, crop planning as well as field trips to other farms. Apprenticeship run April through November. Internships run late May through mid to late August. Compensation includes training, $11.80-12.80/hour, produce from the farm and a 2-3% bonus for apprentices upon successful completion of a full season. We can provide assistance in finding housing nearby and may have one apartment for rent. Applicants should have at least 2 months experience working on a vegetable farm, ability to work in all weather conditions and be physically able to complete a season of farm work, a valid driver’s license and good communication skills.
County
Madison
Farm Name
Common Thread CSA
How to Apply
For more information and an application, please contact Wendy at info@commonthreadcsa.com.
Farm or Organization Website
commonthreadcsa.com