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anne saxelby legacy fund: month-long, paid farm apprenticeships

Posted: February 21 2022

Young, budding farmers and foodies, this one is for you - cheese-lovers, in particular!

The Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund offers 17 to 22-year-olds month-long, paid apprenticeship opportunities on sustainable farms. The fund was created in honor of Anne Saxelby, renowned and beloved proprietor of Saxelby Cheesemongers in NYC, and aims to engage young folks in sustainable farming and community work.

The application is due on April 1 and the one-month long internship will take place in June or August. The apprentices will be paid, fed, and housed. Check out the list of participating businesses.

An Apprentice will:

●      Pair with a participating farm or food business for a one-month working apprenticeship.

●      Apprentices will participate in farming and production activities and will follow a curriculum that gives a general and overarching experience of the operation.

●      Participants will be housed, fed, and compensated for their time and travel.

Download the ASLF Apprentice Application Here.

Work will depend on the farm and the season but participants should expect a variety of conditions and experiences available on a working farm. One should be prepared to work outdoors in variable weather conditions. Chores conducted in facilities may include a production facility such as a cheese making room, dairy barn, cheese cave, or a pop-up at the farmers market.

The application is open to young adults 17-22, with consideration given for those in life or career transitions that have led them to a desire to work in Food and Agriculture