Internship Info

We’re happy to take on a couple of interns and apprentices each year. It’s always fulfilling to expose folks to a different (albeit hard) way of life and vicariously experience the enthusiasm of discovering the abundance, hardships and satisfactions of farming through the eyes of new and young farmers. Because we’re all relatively young here on the farm, we’re a fun crew to work with. We’re within a half hour drive of downtown Pittsburgh and all things “city” – yet located in a rural setting, where you can easily retreat back to the farm”bubble”.

Apprentices will carry more responsibility here on the farm, sharing in the tasks of Animal Husbandry, Homesteading Skills, and Vegetable Operations. Each week the responsibilities will rotate amongst the apprentices – ensuring that everyone can become proficient at these various tasks. This is a great opportunity for someone who thinks they may want to be a farmer one day. We expect Apprentices to be able to work full-time and stay for the full growing season (April – November).

Interns, on the other hand, are a little more transient. Interns will still have the opportunity to spend time working with the animals, and learning homesteading skills, but the majority of their time will be in the fields. Because Interns are usually only here for the summer or as part-timers commuting from Pittsburgh, they are given fewer daily responsibilities while here on the farm.

If you think you might be interested in joining our farm for the 2016 growing season – click on this link for the Internship questions. Fill it out and send it to jen@blackberrymeadows.com and we’ll get back to you.

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