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Middlesex
All Year: No
Area (ha): 350 acres (6 cultivated)
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 5209
Region: Mid Atlantic

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Last Updated: January 2, 2015

We are the home of an intentional community and farm on 350 acres in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Organic practices have been used in fruit, vegetable, meat and egg production for the 40 years the Guild has been at its current rural location. We grow food for our community residents; supplying our CSA, and two local markets per week.
Farm hands predominantly work with vegetable propagation, aiding in all aspects of the farm from seed starting, transplanting, weeding and harvesting to cooking and preserving but are also encouraged to seek a range of experiences. You will be offered a day in craft from our pottery, wood, or fiber studios in conjunction with farm work.
We have THREE open positions for the 2015 season. We are seeking one individual mid May through mid October. With this position we offer a stipend of $50 per week in addition to room and board. This person would act as a team leader when the managers are not present and take on CSA pickup and/or Market responsibilities. A farm visit is required for the "Team Leader". The other two positions are for 2-3 months (June - August) with room and board included. We require ALL applicants to have the equivalent to one season's worth of experience and complete a 60 day trial period upon arrival. We have several single- and multi- occupancy dormitory style bedrooms, with a shared dormitory style bathhouse. We expect interns to work the same amount as any other resident: 45-50 hours, six days a week.
Additionally, as a part of the community, youíll be able to experience our spring fed pond and cedar sauna, delicious communal home-cooked and -grown organic meals, weekly yoga classes, and all sorts of social activities. We love making old timey and blue grass music; playing volleyball, softball, and board games; hosting community movie nights; craft nights; going hiking and biking; and dabbling in all sorts of kitchen projects. All in all, we welcome visitors open to experiencing the joys and fruitful challenges of working hard and enjoying a simple rural life.
Apply now by email. Hereís the questions we need answered in the form of a letter to The Folk Art Guild to be reviewed by the residents of this community:
1. Your educational and work experiences with an emphasis on your farming background.
2. What kind of experience are you searching for and what do you wish to learn?
3. Why do you wish to try the experience of an intentional community?
4. Your availability and TWO work references.
We canít wait to hear from you!

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