apprentice at earth sky time farm
Earth Sky Time Farm is a small community based organic farm, commercial kitchen and wood fired bakery located in Southwestern Vermont. We grow about 10 acres of certified organic vegetables, as well as flowers, herbs, and orchard fruit. We have a 60 family CSA and stands at 3 local farmers markets where we sell our produce and bread as well as veggie burgers, hummus, and other seasonal delicacies. We also collect compostables from local restaurants to feed our 300 hens and provide renewable fertility for our fields.
We have a few stipended positions still open that run roughly from May through October and could extend into the winter. These include:
Assistant farm manager: will work with Oliver to understand the systems we use to grow our veggies and will supervise our crew of wwoofers/interns in all aspects of farm work. Good communication/people management skills are important for this position. Also important are problem solving skills and, most importantly, common sense. Familiarity with tractors /equipment is a plus but not a requirement. We expect you to take initiative and ask lots of questions. You will gain the skills necessary to be a productive leader and farmer.
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Farmer’s market manager: will attend two to three farmers markets per week starting in May. Good organizational skills, efficiency, aesthetic sensibility, and comfort with customers are important. We are a well established presence at the markets, and our veggies, wood fired breads and prepared foods are loved in our community. Feeding our neighbors is a deeply fulfilling aspect of business. You will also be involved in farming and food production on non market days.
Kitchen manager: will manage all aspects of our wood fired veggie burger production. You will also participate in the production of a wide range of seasonal value added prepared foods which we sell at the markets and at our farmstand. Additionally, you will be involved with our weekly “farm nights” in which we prepare a gourmet, globally inspired vegetarian buffet from our produce and serve it at Oliver’s family’s restaurant. You will be supervising a rotating kitchen crew in the production of large quantities of awesome food- both our own tried and true recipes your own creative endeavors.
CSA/farmstand manager: will coordinate harvest/set up two days a week for our CSA pick ups. We have had a CSA for the last 7 years and have many returning members. We plan to turn our pick up area into a full time farm stand that is open to the public. The farmstand manager will help us achieve this goal this year. Good organization and people skills are important as well as excitement to build this project.
Bakers: will learn all aspects of baking a wide range of (mostly) sourdough breads in our beautiful Llopis (Spanish wood fired oven). You must be comfortable working at least partial all nighters. Aspiring and more experienced bakers are invited to join us.
Earth Sky Time is a dynamic farm business, bustling with projects, friends, music, good food, and our three young children. We are production oriented but we value wholesome fun. No smoking or excessive partying please. Our kitchen is vegetarian and vegan diets are no problem. We cook, eat (and wash dishes) communally. Accommodations are in our big old farmhouse, a few cabins, campers and a tree house.