Meet our 2017 apprentices!
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Graduate of: Olin College of Engineering
Why farm? My reasons change every day, but spending time doing something so close to nature just makes sense to me.
Favorite food/plant: Parsley
What has inspired you lately? The book Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card.
What do you do when you're not at Frinklepod? I love to hike!
Hometown: La Canada Flintridge, California
Graduate of: Kenyon College, University of Vermont Farmer Training Program
Why farm? Farming combines everything I'm passionate about - community, the environment, health, and good food - and at the same time allows me to work outside with my hands, which is important to me.
Favorite food/plant: Fall carrots
What has inspired you lately? Working with other strong, hardworking women.
What do you do when you're not at Frinklepod? Cook, hike, and run.
Hometown: Ocean Park, Maine
Graduate of: Coast Guard Academy
Why farm? I want to live closer to the earth and I love the idea of growing my own food.
Favorite food/plant: Pineapple
What has inspired you lately? The book All the King's Men.
What do you do when you're not at Frinklepod? Walk in the woods with my dog, Emma.
Whether you are interested in learning how to grow your own food, have dreams of running your own farm someday, or just believe that localized, organic, small-scale agriculture is the answer to many of the world’s problems… we’d love to have you get your hands dirty with us at Frinklepod!
Apprentice with us. Each year we hire 3-4 apprentices who work and live with us from April through November. The hiring process usually begins in January; stay tuned for 2018!
- Sign up for a Work-Share CSA share. You work a regular (weekly or biweekly) shift with us in exchange for veggies. More info/sign up here.
- Volunteer with our Harvest for Hunger plot. This plot of the farm is volunteer-driven; all of the produce grown in it is harvested and donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens. Volunteers are always welcomed for a variety of tasks, from planting and weeding, to harvesting and washing, to driving produce to its destination.
- School groups have enjoyed coming for a tour of the farm and then spending some time in the dirt. We usually have students help us in the Harvest for Hunger plot where they experience not just working with their hands but also the feeling of helping their community.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us for more information.