Position: Organic Farming Internships in Ontario
Type: full-time internships with individualized agreements around such things as living and eating
arrangements, stipends, work hours, training methods. For more details see the farm descriptions below.
Organization: CRAFT SW Ontario http://www.craftontario.ca/regions/south-western-ontario/
Location: Southwestern Ontario
If you're ready for a full, hands-on experience that will immerse you in ecological farming then you've come to the right place. CRAFT Ontario is your gateway to a farming internship experience that will change your life. Whether your dream is to have your own organic farm one day or just want to learn some food-growing and hands-on skills that can be applied in other careers and lifestyles, a farming internship is a powerful experience that will equip you with the tools and insights to make a real difference in the world.
Each CRAFT farm operates independently and offers its own internship with individualized agreements around such things as living and eating arrangements, stipends, work hours, and training methods. Contact individual farms directly to apply or ask further questions.
Everdale (Two internship locations: Hillsburgh (rural) and Toronto (urban))
Sustainable Farming Certificate. Our SFC program is curriculum-based. Interns learn by doing farm work as well as participating in dozens of seminars, workshops, field trips (6 monthly CRAFT days plus 20 more), and special projects.
Fertile Ground CSA
5 acres certified organic vegetables near Waterloo. 100 member CSA & farmers market with a focus on community-building and participation. Small flock of laying hens and beehives.
Fiddle Foot Farm
5 acre CSA & market garden, organic and biodynamic principles & practices, mixed livestock, season extension. Scenic Niagara Escarpment location, north of Orangeville.
Ignatius Farm CSA
250 member vegetable CSA, structured education program including bi-weekly field trips workshops and hands on farm training, team oriented farming,1 km from Guelph.12 years of internship experiences.
40 acre farm operating a 120 member CSA, going to 2 Farmers Market and offering an expanded
education program that includes vegetable production, animal husbandry, food preservation, tours of local farms and one day per week to work on your chosen intern farm focus.
Mapleton's Organic Dairy
400 acre certified organic dairy farm located 25 min NW of Elora. We milk 75 cows, raise laying hens, broilers, pigs, sheep, goats and turkeys. We have an on-farm processing facility where we make ice cream and yogurt. Our farm is open to the public and we run a number of events and tours.
Meeting Place Organic Farm
100 acre farm near Lucknow; Horse powered mixed livestock operation, small apple orchard, retails freezer meats by seasonal home delivery; Certified organic. 2013 position filled.
Orchard Hill Farm
Horse-powered CSA for 200 members with on farm pick-ups only. 2013 position filled.
Plan B Organic Farms
50 acres of Certified Organic mixed veggies, 5 greenhouses for season extension, we also harvest from a 4 acre organic vineyard, for our 500 + member CSA and 3 weekly farmers' markets. Located in rural part of Hamilton.
We are an organic, horse-powered vegetable farm located in Salem, Ontario. Working with our
workhorses Sally and Milly, we grow more than 65 crops, with 150 different varieties of vegetables, herbs and cut-flowers.
Reroot Organic Farm
Certified organic 100 share vegetable CSA and farmers' markets, pastured pork and poultry, grass-fed beef, free-range laying hens and small apiary.
Saugeen River CSA
Saugeen River CSA: 80 acre Biodynamic farm. Six acre garden powered mostly by draft horses, for CSA and Market. Small herd of Highland cattle, pigs, chickens, ducks and a good time for all!
Shared Harvest Community Farm and Education Centre
7 acres mixed veggies, 32 week 80 member CSA, Dufferin Grove Farmers Market, certified kitchen, canning, fermenting food, chickens, community education centre, stilt walkers, greenhouse and not for profit org. focusing on community building
One acre market garden goes to Kincardine Farmers Market and local restaurants. Farm Bed and
Breakfast, Canadien horses, heritage chickens and Native Plant Nursery located on Lake Huron shore. Excellent library. One intern.
Whole Circle Farm
Biodynamic, 9 acres mixed veggies and year-round greens for a 46 week CSA & year-round markets, flour, maple syrup, cows, pigs, chickens and a highly respected education program.
What is CRAFT Ontario?
CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) is a collaboration of organic and biodynamic farms whose aim is to provide opportunities for interns to learn more about sustainable small-scale agricultural production. The CRAFT program offers on-farm training to the interns of all regional CRAFT farms. Monthly CRAFT field days include a potluck lunch, a group activity, a workshop, and a field tour.
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