Thank you for your interest being a part of our farm! Please inquire about positions for the 2017 season. To apply, email us for an application.
1st and 2nd year apprenticeships - our program is tailored to meet an individuals' specific goals and includes independent projects, responsibilities and farmer feedback. We also present a detailed curriculum on topics ranging from soil chemistry to the economics of raising pigs. Stipend and Housing available. More info at bottom of page.
Lead Apprentice - build on your first season farming with a position of increased responsibility and deeper approach to learning.
Part Time Harvest Crew
Assistant Field Manager - tractor and planting experience required
Assistant Post Harvest Manager - strong organizational skills and enthusiasm for order and lists required
We are a family farm, and we strive to make each member of our crew feel engaged and empowered.
We have been farming for 13 seasons, expanding from a small to medium sized over the last few seasons in order to meet the growing demand for local food in our community. Our goal is to provide our customers with high quality organic produce in high volume in order to be a viable alternative to out of state and out of country produce. We have a 100+ member summer CSA and a 50 member winter CSA. We also sell through farmers markets, stores and restaurants, most of which are located within 10 miles of our farm. We focus on providing beautiful, high quality certified organic vegetables and friendly, professional service to our customers. We are active in our community through farm-to-school programs, food pantry, grow-your-own garden programs, whole foods cooking education and much more. We also raise heritage Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs on a wooded range around the fields. Pork is sold in pork box shares to our community and in specialty sausages with our custom blend of spices at farmers’ market. We also keep a small flock of laying hens and bees. We are particularly interested in cooking and dining, food trends, business and marketing, unique vegetables, vintage tractors and farm equipment, cover crops and soil science.
Morning Dew Farm is building on 7 seasons of hosting aspiring farmers. Our farm provides exposure to the foundations of organic agriculture in both theory and practice. Work with Brendan and Brady in the greenhouse and in the fields. We eat well too!
For full season, full time positions, we provide a curriculum that explores soil science, fertility management, marketing, business planning, pig husbandry and more. Brady and Brendan lead hands on farm walks and classroom style lectures. We also ask each crew member to pursue an independent project during their stay with us.
In addition to an intimate exposure to the inner workings of a small organic farm, there is exposure to various homesteading skills such as chicken and bee keeping, foraging mushrooms and other edibles, basic carpentry skills, low cost season extension tools, pickling and fermenting, and curing and smoking meats.
Our alumni have gone on to start their own market gardens, attend graduate school in farm-to-school education, take management positions on other farms, and more. Many have stayed on in leadership positions beyond their first season.
We are proud to share what we've learned about starting and expanding a viable farm business with the next generation of organic farmers.
We provide focused education, competitive wages, delicious food and lasting relationships. And most importantly we strive to engender a fun and personally fulfilling working and learning environment.
Our apprenticeships are full for 2017. Feel free to get in touch regarding 2018 opportunities.