WWOOFing with Weathertop Farm
We accept WWOOFERS for anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months between April and November.
We take interns for 3-6 months; with preference given to those who are available for 6 months.
We will NOT be taking applicants for the 2017 season.
The 2017 season will bring many changes to Weathertop Farm as Kate begins a clinical internship in herbalism. Therefore the regular internship process will not be in effect this year, Please check back with us about 2018.
All will be expected to help with picking wholesale orders, working farmers markets, delivering orders, and foraging. Positions require that you have:
1) Interest in organic food systems. You don't have to have experience with it, but you have to be open to farming without toxics - otherwise this is not the place for you :)
2) Ability to lift at least 50 lbs repetitively, and ability to do physical labor. You will spend extended periods of time bending over to weed and harvest, carrying heavy objects, wrestling with animals and rolls of fencing, chasing chickens and pigs, chopping and stacking wood, and all other sorts of physical work.
3) Dedication and reliability to be part of a small working team. You have to show up every day and do what needs to be done - even in the rain, snow, and the heat.
Cleaning the barns, daily feeding "chores", building farrowing pens, building and mending fencing, monitoring farrowing, vaccinating and castrating, moving pasture regularly, monitoring animal health, learning the processes for ordering grain and other supplies, loading grain, catching and loading animals for processing, evaluating pasture, weeding, planting from seed, transplanting seedlings, installing a hoop house, preparing raised beds, weeding, preparing and maintaining perennial beds, harvesting, evaluating crops, learning to forecast harvest dates and amounts, organic pest management, putting beds to rest at the end of the season, learning about medicinal herbs, making extracts, tinctures, jams and other value added products, foraging wild foods, weeding ... and more!