Meatworks is looking to fill the role of two Master Meat Cutter positions ASAP. They are also hiring for a Livestock Handler / Maintenence Technician. Contact Lisa to apply. Email: Lisa@thelivestockinstitute.org Call: 774.319.5616
By: Brian Wick, Executive Director, Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association
The 2018 Massachusetts cranberry harvest is forecasted to be a good crop. With the warm fall, many growers held off starting harvest, waiting to attain the minimum color levels that most handlers require. As a result, the harvest is a little behind what is considered “normal”, although, with the ever-changing climatic conditions in the region, it’s becoming harder to determine what normal is. With the rains and humidity that inundated the region in the late summer and continuing into the fall, fruit quality remains a concern. So far, deliveries have been good in quantity but some quality issues have popped up. This may be more of a case of growers bringing in their problematic beds before they get worse and not necessarily a trend for the season. Read more →
Quarter, Half, and Whole Pig shares are available from Spring Rain Farm in East Taunton.
Each pig is a mix of several tasty rare heritage breeds raised in the meadows and forests overlooking our cranberry bogs, free to romp and root under a canopy of wildflowers, pine, and oak. In the fall, they are fed cranberries from our farm and other forage, such as apples and acorns. We will have farm field days in the fall for shareholders to see how the pigs are raised.
The Farm Director (“Director”) manages the Sharing the Harvest Community Farm at the Dartmouth YMCA. This includes planning and coordinating field operations, working with volunteers, and working with our school age farm education program. The Director works to ensure efficient and effective farm management, which includes maximizing production and engaging volunteers and community members. For this position, the Director will manage a number of staff members as directed by the Executive Director. Management of staff includes ensuring all staff members have accurate position descriptions, managing staff schedules, and ensuring efficient and effective program delivery. The Director works with the Executive Director to develop and maintain an annual budget for the farm.