We are a group of young farmers who offer knowledge on organic growing and are ready to learn as well. We are located in the Finger Lakes region - in Caywood, NY (Lodi, NY area) on 40 acres of gorgeous lakeside property. We grow a main crop of garlic and diverse vegetables on about 5 acres. We sell to 3 farmers' markets, a couple restaurants, and a small CSA. In a wine growing region, we are nearby many wineries and seasonal restaurants. We are 25 miles north of the active and fun small city of Ithaca, NY and will be going into town weekly. This year the farm will be starting work on a permaculture tree nursery and expanding on its value-added product work.
We are looking for applicants with a serious passion for, and desire to
learn about organic farming. We work about 6-8 hours a day, 5 days/week- working
with the weather, whenever possible. We weed in the morning when the
ground is soft and the sun is low. We plant when nourishing rain is
on the way. We mulch when the wind is low. We harvest the day before
market for freshness. When the mid-day sun is too hot, we jump in the
Rustic accommodations are provided for volunteers, who may choose to sleep in our farmhouse (space limited), our renovated barn, or to set up a tent in the privacy of our gorgeous 40 acres. Meals are mostly vegetarian produce from our gardens or from the local market. We take turns cooking and encourage volunteers to explore new foods and expand/share their knowledge of food preparation as well as food production.
We can accommodate short-term stays (2-4 weeks) but really enjoy when volunteers can stay to enjoy the full offering of the harvest through the months of July, August, September, and October. The transition from warm late-summer to crisp and colorful autumn brings food in joyous abundance, our meals become exceptional, and life is most exciting on the farm.
We are fun group that enjoys Seneca Lake swimming, music making, yoga, art, etc. For a fun, challenging, and rewarding season, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.sixcirclesfarm.com (check it out!)