Cook’s Valley Farm is a fruit and vegetable farm located in Wrentham, MA. We cultivate approximately 30 acres of produce and sell it at our retail farm stand, farmers markets, and through market mobile. Cook’s Valley Farm is now taking applications for the 2017 season for positions working at farmers markets, field production help, and working in the retail stand. For more information visit our web site at www.cooksvalleyfarm.com where there is a more detailed description and an application form.
Organization Description: Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) provides access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable, and healthy food is available to all. Each year, over 2,500 people benefit from SCLT’s programs which include community gardens, youth employment and education, garden leadership training, food growing and nutrition workshops, and new farmer development.
Position Summary: The Youth, Farm, and Garden Associate is a year-long AmeriCorps VISTA position that begins June 19, 2017. It has been designed to provide the VISTA member with a well-rounded learning and work experience. The position provides opportunities to support multiple program, outreach, and capacity building goals of the organization.
Job Duties: The position supports 4 areas of work: Youth Garden & Nutrition Education; Beginning Farmer Training; Farmers Market Outreach; and Volunteer Management.
Youth Garden & Nutrition Education;
Beginning Farmer Training;
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources invites responses from Massachusetts farmers who own or operate farm land under the Agricultural Preservation Restriction (“APR”) Program who wish to participate in Round 3 of the Stewardship Assistance and Restoration on APRs Program (“Program”). The purpose of the Program is to address stewardship or restoration issues on farmland resources in order to maximize productive agricultural use of the protected resource.
Funding of up to $25,000, with a 15% match, may be available for identified improvements that will help restore or enhance the protected land resources on an APR farm property or to conduct a survey of the boundary between an APR property and abutting unrestricted land to resolve an issue that is of concern to the Department.
Eligible uses of funds include contracted labor or equipment rental costs to clear land or reclaim inactive fields back to active cropland use such as: clearing vegetation, removing rocks or stumps, cutting back grown in field edges, or reseeding or applying soil or crop amendments to inactive cropland or pastureland to bring it back into production. Funding may be also be used to restore farm resources that have been negatively impacted by flooding, erosion, storms, tornadoes and other natural disasters, or for surveying costs as identified above.
The deadline for applications is March 20, 2017 and all projects must be completed by June 30, 2017.
Find the application here: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/about/divisions/sara.html
Nourished by New England RFP Announcement
Health Care Without Harm is looking for farm, food and fish businesses who wish to increase their sales to institutions to join our Faces of New England Project! Participating businesses will benefit from a wide array of support, such as:
Success will be based on:
For more information and the applications, please visit:
Applications will be accepted through March 31st.