Good Stead Farm is Midland County's first Certified Organic vegetable and livestock farm! 2018 will be our fourth year in production. On a little over 8 acres, we grow over 100 varieties of nearly 45 different vegetables as well as herbs and cut flowers. We also breed and raise 100% grass-fed lamb as well as pastured chickens and ducks for eggs. Our production practices prioritize a diverse, resilient and vigorous farm system. Minimal tillage is favored which means the work tends to require more labor but is skill and efficiency minded. The majority of the food produced is sold and marketed through a three-season on-farm CSA, two weekly farmer's markets and local restaurants. We emphasize quality and taste, consumer food education, community involvement and production transparency.
This is a full-season, education-focused position. We're seeking flexible, thoughtful, self-motivated and detail oriented people. Beginning in April and running through November, apprentices will be involved in the full spectrum of life on the farm. Training is both hands on and is done alongside the farmers throughout the season. Work will vary greatly, from starting seeds in the greenhouse and preparing garden beds, transplanting, caring for and managing poultry and sheep, crop cultivation and harvesting, post-harvest handling, marketing and CSA set up and finally, engaging with the public! In addition to learning production practices, we take time to discuss and go through the business side of farming, including farm planning, record keeping and crop management. Apprentices typically work 50-55 hours a week.
In exchange for your hard work, we offer a bi-weekly living stipend, five paid days off, one-on-one farm training, on-farm housing (includes utilities and laundry), eggs and produce from the farm and basic grocery items.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meanwhile, to see what we're up to, check us out at www.goodsteadfarm.com and on Facebook and Instagram at Good Stead Farm.