BCF is adding to our team for the 2015 season! We are looking for enthusiastic people to share our passion for growing food.
BCF seeks applicants who are excited to learn about small scale agriculture while working on a fast-paced production farm. Previous farming or farmer’s market experience is a plus, but not required. We are looking for responsible individuals with a good sense of humor who enjoy working hard as part of a team. You must be able to follow and clearly give directions, not be afraid to ask questions, make mistakes and laugh in the face of adversity. You must have the ability and interest to work long hours in all types of weather: rain, heat, cold and worst of all, wind. You must be able to perform physically demanding and repetitive tasks and be able to safely lift 50 lbs. You must have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and pass a CORI check. Ideal candidates would enjoy a workplace that is open to the public and our unique suburban location.
Brookwood Community Farm is a 8-acre farm that grows diversified vegetables and flowers in Milton and Canton, MA. Using organic methods (not certified) we provide produce for a CSA, a weekly farmer’s market, a food access market, and donations to local food pantries. As a non-profit community farm we are open to the public and offer educational and volunteer opportunities for our CSA members, youth and corporate groups.
About the Apprenticeship
Our apprenticeship is an on-the-job training opportunity. Apprentices will learn many aspects of operating a small vegetable farm through hands-on tasks including greenhouse work, tractor work, harvesting, planting, weeding, distributing and marketing produce, and working directly with the field crew and volunteers. Throughout the growing season, apprentices will work closely with the farm managers and have access to our planning materials. Apprentices will interact directly with our customers at CSA distributions and weekly farmers market.
Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn outside of the farm from other farmers in the area through bi-weekly CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) gatherings. Additionally, NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) holds workshops and an annual summer farmer’s conference that we encourage apprentices to attend.
Our farm apprenticeship runs full-time from March 30 – October 31 and part time from November 3rd - 22nd. Beginning in June the apprentice will take our produce to a weekly farmers market where they will be responsible for setting up our stand and selling at the market.
There is no housing available on the farm however we may be able to assist in finding rooms to rent for the season.
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To apply please send in a cover letter, resume, and three references. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until filled so please send in your application ASAP. Please contact us if you have any questions.