Employment

*We are currently accepting applications for full season, summer season, and part-time help for the 2018 season at The Good Farm!

At The Good Farm, we employ part-time help as well as full season apprentices. Both types of workers are integral to our farm crew. We appreciate local labor on the farm, and can be flexible in creating part-time hourly positions. Also, full season apprentices are a very important part of our farm’s mission.

Farmers John and Aimee Good believe that the future of sustainable agriculture is dependent on education and the exchange of information, and most importantly, the training of future farmers. After all, these farmers got their own start as apprentices at organic vegetable CSA farms. John and Aimee are committed to training apprentices in all aspects of vegetable production and marketing, as well as business management, and have had several apprentices go on to start farms of their own.

Full- season (April – October) and summer positions are available. Education is provided through on-farm training, and participation in regional farmer training workshops. Farm vegetables are provided. The stipend starts at $1600/month (about $10/hr) paid monthly, for full season apprentices, based on experience. Housing and meals are on-your-own.

We ask for 5 to 5 ½  days per week, 8 hours a day. Work involves planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, and crop production tasks, as well as washing, packing, and boxing vegetables for CSA distribution and farmers market sales. Applicants should be physically fit, self-motivated, and work well in groups. A person who enjoys the outdoors, is willing to work in extreme conditions, and has an interest in sustainable agriculture will be most suited to the apprenticeship. Farm experience is not necessary, but a positive attitude, willingness to work hard, and a sense of humor is essential!

Interested applicants should submit a resume, 2 character references and 2 professional references to Aimee Good. Further, all serious applicants will be asked to complete our apprentice application. A farm visit is required as part of the interview process.

 

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Volunteers are always welcome, especially those who are able to commit to a specific day and time to help in the summer months. Volunteer summer internships are also available for college students, who may be able to work for credits. Vegetables will be provided for dedicated volunteers. Please email Aimee Good to inquire about volunteer positions.

 

The Good Farm is a certified organic farm raising vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and farmer's market. We specialize in providing the best quality and most flavorful varieties of the vegetables you love to eat- the staples! We have happy members - over 70% return every year!

 

Many customers say they eat healthier, feel better, learn to cook new things, save money, and even lose weight by joining the farm. We are all connected to farming, as we are all eaters. Experience seasonal eating. Support a type of farm that you can believe in; the kind you imagined as a child; where people pick the produce by hand, the soils are thriving, and the fields are full of life. Become a CSA member or visit The Good Farm at the Trexlertown Farmer's Market. Because "it's all GOOD!"

 

"Eating is an agricultural act" - Wendell Berry

8112 Church Rd.
Germansville, PA 18053
484-262-0675
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