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Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:07 AM


Peace and Carrots Farm

Chester, NY, United States

Peace and Carrots Farm, a 4 acre 75-member Certified Naturally Grown farm, in its sixth year seeks 3 full-time Residential Interns for the 2018 season. The apprenticeship start in May and go until the end of September, with one position extending to the first week of November. On farm, renovated 1960s travel trailer or tiny house on wheels lodging provided, with basic cooking items and linens supplied. $600/month stipend and access to all farm produce, eggs and milk included for a 40-45 hour work week Full-season or shorter volunteer positions available, though preference given to candidates who can commit to the whole season.

We are:

A young, hardworking, beginning farmer lady looking to slowly expand the farm over several years. Manager Laura grows Certified Naturally Grown vegetables and also raises chickens for eggs, has two dairy goats and plans on expanding the farm's livestock production to include meat to make the CSA more "full-plate" in the years to come. This upcoming season's plans include hopefully adding pastured pigs to the farm to supply meat for ourselves and to our neighboring Farm Brewery. We also hope to run more Brewery and Farm collaborative events for our community!

The Farm:

Has been a dairy operation for four generations and Peace and Carrots' parcel takes up only 4 of about 200 acres that compose the farm as a whole. The farm is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, known for its natural wonders. Though Chester is a small town, it has all the basic amenities, which are a bike-able distance from the farm. We're within a 20 minute drive of everything else you could want and as a bonus, we are only about 50 miles form New York City and public transportation goes there from here! Locally, there is hiking, swimming, biking, rock climbing, small independent shops and live music, if you know where to look. (And I do!) A new feature on the farm is the Long Lot Farm Brewery., run by Laura's cousin, which is opening soon (as of October, 2017). It's ON THE FARM and one of the tasks might be helping with some of the brewing and/or the hop harvest in the high summer. We are also the first taste testers of new brews!

You Are:

Interested in learning how to farm on a scale similar to ours. Previous experience is not necessary, but a willingness to perform strenuous physical work in less-than ideal weather (rain or heat) is imperative. An ability to work through physical discomfort is necessary and though we do push ourselves, most people find the work to be manageable. While here, you will learn: greenhouse management, field preparation, cultivation, pest and disease management, farm planning, efficient harvesting techniques, record keeping, customer service, marketing, tractor driving and much more!

Over the course of the season, you will have the opportunity to implement a personal farm project if you choose to. Options for that include cob oven construction, workshop-running, tree house construction or pretty much anything else you can think of! As with most things, you will get out what you put in. You can learn how to start and run a farm here, if you are a self-starter and willing to jump into things. This would be a perfect situation for someone with some general farm experience who has concrete plans to start a farm in the next two years.

If You're Intrigued:

Send a letter of interest to Laura Nywening at outlining why you're interested in growing vegetables organically, why our farm seems like a good fit for you, and what experience (if any) you have in the fields of agricultural or physical work. For al full-season internship positions, strong preference will be given to candidates who can come to the farm for an in-person interview and tour of the farm before the season starts in May.

We accept applications leading up to the start of the season, but I am hoping to have 2018's crew squared away by January 1!


Laura Nywening


Peace and Carrots Farm

• Location: Westchester

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