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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:
andrew@clarkfarmcarlisle.com

About the Placement:

Brief Placement Description
Clark Farm is at the leading edge of organic vegetable and livestock techniques. Trainees that come to Clark Farm will learn all aspects of organic vegetable, berry and livestock production. Trainees will learn about innovative, marketing strategies
Detailed Placement Description

This placement is owned and operated by a private company.
Production Acreage : #68
Number of Full-time Employees: 5
Number and Type of livestock: about 40 sheeps, about 10 goats, less than 40 pigs, about 300 chickens.
My farm/organization is : Certified Organic.
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 11 and 9 and a wife who works off the farm. The community is very nice, semi-rural, but only 25 miles from Boston.
I've worked with trainees for a decade 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 :
Vegetables, Berries, Sheep, Pork, Poultry

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 :

Planting and caring for berry orchards, tractor field work, farmers market, livestock care and soil improvements.
CSA distributions, Education groups, 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 :
$500 per week, Private sleeping area, cable TV, internet
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 :
2017-4-2
Preferred length of internship :
33 weeks (2018-11-16)