So you want to be a farmer? Each season we hire apprentices, who come to us from all over the country and with all kinds of backgrounds, to learn the ropes of running an organic farm with us. They go on to do amazing work in the world. Check back in January to apply for the 2020 season!
Meet Our 2019 Apprentices!
(In an attempt to break out of the standard getting-to-know-you Q&A session, we asked our apprentices to answer questions that were randomly pulled from FLUSTER, which we also happen to sell in the farm store).
Sophie Olmsted - hometown of Winchester, Mass.
If you could come back as any animal, what would it be? A goat. I LOVE GOATS.
If you had a time machine and could go back to any era, where would you go? The Sixties, for the fashion. I just want to wear one of those cute, single-tone dresses with the circle cut out in the back.
If you could replace one aspect of modern-day life with something else, what would you do? I would take away everything that’s plastic and replace it with clay pots.
Deanna DeMatteo - hometown of Saco, Maine
If you could come back as any animal, what would it be? A wolf.
If you could replace one aspect of modern-day life with something else, what would you do? I would replace nuclear war with clay pots.
What is your spirit vegetable and why? Daikon radishes - they’re huge, weird, and you don’t know what to do with them - but they’re good.
Jazmin Magee - hometown of Franklinton, Louisiana
If you could come back as any animal, what would it be? A cat.
What’s the most unusual thing you’ve eaten? Pig’s feet - it’s really popular in the South, but outside of there people think it’s weird. You boil it with many, many, many spices.
What’s one skill you wish you had? I wish I had carpentry skills and could build things.
Meet our 2018 Apprentices!
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.