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New Pond Farm, in West Redding CT, is hiring a college enrolled individual as an intern (PAID) for our ‘Shared Harvest’ CSA program, for the summer of 2014. We seek mature, hardworking, and curious applicants who want to learn about sustainable agriculture and living. More info HERE

Contact: Adrian by email. flyinfisch@gmail.com.

4/8/14   Available Position for Cooks - Five Diamond, Relais & Chateaux property in the beautiful Litchfield Hills of Connecticut is looking for motivated environmentally conscious cooks.  We work with many local farms and have two acres organic gardens of our own, as well as three greenhouses which are in full production year round.    Great opportunity to learn food production from seed to table.  Must have two years of restaurant experience in fine dining, must have positive attitude and passion for our profession. Nights and weekend hours are required, must have a valid driver’s license.  Amazing opportunity for serious cooks. Housing available. Call Rebecca at 860-567-9600 or by email.  
4/2/14   Production Foreman - The job involves the supervision of crews and carrying out the various tasks necessary to produce and deliver a high quality fruit crop to market, including but not limited to; pruning, thinning, spraying, mowing, harvesting, packing or processing (cider) of the various fruit and vegetable crops. This position is with a well known CT grower. Immediate need; CDL a plus. Email geoff@boldtalent.net or call 203-458-0502.  
4/1/14   Black Rock Farmers Market seeks vendors!! New farmers' market seeks vendors and artisans for upcoming season. The market is located at St. Ann Field, 481 Brewster Street in Black Rock. It will run every Saturday, June 7 through October 25, 2014, 9:00 am - 1:00pm. Contact Karyn at 203-650-3773 or by email. Website>  
3/26/14   General Manager - New Milford Farms -Organics producer & marketer of lawn, garden & construction materials is looking for a hands-on, goal oriented GM. Responsibility for managing & execution of facility operations including P&L, production of bulk/bagged products, composting operations, planning, sales, logistics, customer relations, safety, environmental & compliance. See garick.com. Details and application HERE.  
3/26/14   Garden Assistant, Lake Avenue Farm, Greenwich, Ct.
Lake Avenue Farm is private property consisting of 17 acres of ornamental plantings, vegetable gardens, greenhouses, orchards, woodland gardens, 2 pools, a Koi pond & many water features. Hours: Flexible; Mondays & Fridays, some weekend work possible for the right person. Experience: Basic mechanical skills & good common sense. Some gardening experience helpful. Compensation:  15-16 /hr to start. Increases depending upon abilities.
We are looking for a self motivated individual, who is willing to be in a position of maintenance, caring for a Koi pond, 2 pools, a grotto with a stream, 3 fountains and a man made waterfall. Help with exterior household chores and watering container planters may also be required. Contact:  please email interest and experience to: dan@lakeavefarm.com.
3/25/14   New Farmers! 2-bedroom house in duplex (owner other unit) on 34 acres of Ashford, CT woodland; 2-3 acre fallow hayfield for organic garden, barn, other outbuilding. Decreased rent for someone wanting to set up small organic operation (produce/chickens or small animals/firewood) and help owner with chores. Opportunities for handywork income. Contact Christine at 860-429-4899 or cacebo@mac.com.  
3/24/14   Positions Available - The CT Dept. of Agriculture is Seeking 4 Summer Interns (Paid!) for our Farmland Preservation, Restoration, Farm Link, CT Grown, and Marketing Programs. Email Cam at cam.weimar@ct.gov and additional info HERE.  
3/21/14   Position Available - Experienced caretaker needed for private estate in Roxbury, CT. Interest/knowledge of organic landscaping and lawn care preferred. Please forward resume to emassistantct@gmail.com. Please see attachment for further details.  
3/16/14   Attention Farmers Seeking Land! The Northern RI Conservation District recently issued an RFP for long term leases on up to 21 acres of cropland. In this first round of proposals, we are looking for innovative farm enterprises that value conservation and sustainability in agricultural practices. Download application HERE.  
3/16/14   Positions available - Community Farm of Simsbury, Simsbury, CT, is hiring farm educators to assist with spring field trips with elementary students. Share the farm, animals, and gardens with young people! Field trips are in April, May and June. Pay is $75/day. If interested, please contact Cori Behm, Program Director, at cbehm@communityfarmofsimsbury.org 860-217-0453.  
3/16/14   Position available - Small organic farm in New Milford is hiring a responsible and mature part time intern/apprentice for general farm work including vegetable crop and orchard production. Approximately 16 hours per week, more hours possible. Flexible schedule.

Prior experience and mechanical aptitude helpful. Email resume and cover letter for more information.

3/14/14   The UVM Farmer Training Program has a few spots left for 2014!
This 6-month intensive program (May -October) will provide an intense, supportive experience where participants leave with a Certificate in Sustainable Farming, a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and entrepreneurial skills to start their own operation. Learn more HERE or call 802-656-0642.

Urban Oaks Organic Farm, New Britain, CT: seeking volunteers to get their hands dirty helping on our small organic urban farm! Duties and time slots many and varied, with emphasis on Saturday availability. Help us tidy up, plant seeds, and get ready for Spring and Summer. Call 860-223-6200 or email urbanoaksorganicfarm@gmail.com.

3/14/14   Position Available - Hawthorne Valley Farm (HVF) is seeking a Director of Farm Production Enterprises to join its team. Manages HVF Brand and is responsible for overall success of Bakery, Creamery, Kraut Cellar. Responsibilities include production planning, product development, operations, general management, and oversight. Experience: food production, budgeting, and organic/biodynamic agriculture. Visit HERE for details or contact Sushannah at info@hawthornevalleyfarm.org  
3/14/14   Seeking Organic Farm Job/Apprenticeship, CT. I am an enthusiastic 28 year old, fit male looking to spend this summer learning and working on an organic farm. I am well rooted in Killingworth, CT and would prefer to work somewhere close, although; I am open to moving for the season. I am well traveled, life strong, and normally accompanied by my 3 year old Mt. Curr named Summit. Contact JJ at 775-557-8245 or Jstahliv@gmail.com.  
3/14/14   Positions  Available - Keith's Farm hiring farm workers for 2014. Certified organic farm in Orange County, NY growing 12 acres vegetables/herbs. Duties include greenhouse work, field planting, tending, harvesting, marketing. Contact: Both Keith Stewart keithsfarm@frontiernet.net and Joshua Passe jpasse@hotmail.com. Visit the ATTRA website, Sustainable Farming Internships and Apprenticeships, New York for detailed information.  
3/14/14   Position Available - Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School (Hartford) is starting a middle school. The program will be land based (a farm) but will start at the current school location. Teaching candidates have skills to create a program of academics springing from work on the land and community needs. John.Freeman@hartfordschools.org  
3/14/14   For Sale - year around organic greenhouses/outside beds operation in the high desert S/W. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house on 1/2 acre. City water and sewer. Near Grand Canyon, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, other National Parks. Injuries necessitate sale. Turn key operation. Asking: $199,500. Inquiries: dsorganics@gmail.com  
3/14/14   Internship positions available! Seeking self motivated individuals interested in developing their agricultural skills on our diverse award winning USDA organic vegetable operation located in Simsbury CT.  Starts April 1st ends December 31st come for the whole season or any part of it! Call (860) 658-9297, or email George at Georgehallfarm@att.net  
2/22/14   Wanted: Temporary Position - Previous experience: off-grid farmstead (intern); farmer's market (intern); food co-op (cashier); health food store (cook). Associates degree in Environmental Studies (graduated Summa Cum Laude). Highly flexible schedule, great character, and excellent references available. Available to work 1/24/14 to 6/15/14, possibly longer. Contact Joel, email gaiasbasement@yahoo.com  
2/22/14   Farm Manager - Carversville Farm Foundation, Bucks County, PA. We are currently searching for an individual who will have an impact in the development and functioning of an ambitious and unique farm. Candidate will lead in the management of CFF’s agricultural operations and diversified farm enterprise that encompasses more than 150 acres. Email> Details>  
2/22/14   Position Available - The Back Forty Farm is a small-scale, diverse, vegetable, herb, flower and egg operation in Washington, CT. Job includes but is not limited to: propagation, mulching, weeding, watering, seeding, trellising, harvesting and other on-going tasks associated with vegetable, flower and herb production.
Compensation: $8.70 Per hour
Housing Options: Possible
Contact Nicole: nichole.norby@gmail.com Additional info HERE
2/22/14   Want lambs? Shropshire x ewes due to lamb in next two months; first twins already here. Good lawnmowers, for training herding dogs or pets. $50 plus $25 per lamb. in Litchfield Co. Email: cca1@snet.net  
2/17/14   Position Available - Boulder Knoll Community Farm , a small scale CSA in Cheshire, CT, is seeking an Environmental Educator/ Harvest Manager for the 2014 growing season.

The Environmental Educator (EE)/Harvest Manager (HM) will be an energetic, well-organized environmentalist with experience in farming and education who will provide a variety of educational opportunities, at the farm and off-site when appropriate.

The EE/HM will manage all aspects of the weekly CSA share distribution and assist the farmer in the overall operation of the farm. The EE/HM will develop programs that provide hands-on experiences for children, youth and adults, including people with special needs. For complete description of this work opportunity visit HERE or contact info@friendsofboulderknoll.com

2/14/14   Rental Wanted - Seeking an apartment on a working farm for reduced rent in exchange for part-time help. I work full-time as a forester, but can help after work hours and on weekends. I have experience working with large animals, tending to gardens of all kinds, and caring for large properties.  Call (203) 745-9771. Thank you.  
2/11/14   Positions Available - Red Fire Farm, an organic veggie farm with one of the largest CSAs in New England, is hiring for several key positions this season. Want a career on a farm? Please check our job postings for more info.  

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