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Clark Organic Farm, Inc.

Massachusetts, United States

MESA Notes – Public
Website :
http://www.clarkfarmcarlisle.com
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
Public Contact Information:
[email protected]

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

This placement is owned and operated by a private company. Production Acreage : 12 acres Number of Full-time Employees: 5. Number and Type of livestock: about 40 sheeps, about 10 goats, 40 pigs, around 400 chickens.
My farm/organization is : Certified Organic as well As Real Organic Project certified. I have participated in training exchange or apprenticeship program called CAEP. I am an active member of CSA distributions, Education groups, Tours
Educational Activities: Farm workshops, Visits to other farms, constant contact and communication with the farmer
Social Environment: I have two children, ages 17 and 15 and a girlfriend who works on the farm. The community is very nice, semi-rural, but only 25 miles from Boston.
I’ve worked with trainees for a 18 years and understand many of the challenges that come with farming in another country. I am a very fair person, but expect an exceptional work ethic. In return for the dedicated work of the trainee, I will provide lots of education.

Primary Production :

Berries, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables


About the Internship:

Availability:

Accepting Stewards

Training Hours:

50 hours per week.

Training Expectations :

We offer Seasonal training, ideally between April and December.
Our farm/organization strongly prefers the steward who has hands-on production experience with our primary crops and is from a farming family and is a professional farmer.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

All aspects of organic vegetable and berry production. This includes tractor work like field preparation, transplanting, cultivating and mowing. There is also training with CSA distributions, Education groups, and occational tours.

Climate and Location Description

Average temperature/Typical weather: Spring and fall 8 C, Summer 25 C
Proximity to nearest town/city: 25 miles to Boston
Geographic Location:
Rural community, a medium size river nearby, very close to Boston, 45 minute drive to the ocean.

Compensation :

$600 per week, Private sleeping area, cable TV, internet, Pay MESA for Steward Health Insurance*

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Accommodations: Apartment is shared with other interns/stewards. Bedroom is private. Bathroom is shared.
Lodging is Modern & well equipped.
Housing is onsite.

Amenities:
Electric or gas heat, Air Conditioning, TV, Free, daily internet on-site, Local library internet only, restricted to one hour per visit, Telephone (Free local calls only; must buy own calling card for non-local calls), Occasional, local use of insured vehicle on days off, with host permission (Only for stewards with valid home country drivers’ licenses or Int’l Drivers Permits), Bicycle for excursions to nearby shops/town/public transit (less than 3 miles one-way), Free, seasonal farm products. (Example:vegetables and eggs)

Preferred start date :

April

Preferred length of internship :

7.5 months