Vegetable Apprentice

Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming

Glynwood’s mission is to ensure the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food, where farming thrives. We work to advance regenerative agriculture that benefits the natural environment, energizes local economies, enhances human health and strengthens rural communities.

Glynwood’s farm is located in Cold Spring, NY, in the lower Hudson Valley. Our diversified farm, with a variety of livestock and a vegetable CSA, serves as a venue for our farmer training efforts. Other core organization efforts include our Regional Food program--which creates and implements collaborative opportunities for food and farming professionals that enhance the region's agricultural viability and identity--and Public Programs such as curated dinners, tours and workshops, which encourage a deeper appreciation for sustainable agriculture and local food systems among our Hudson Valley communities.

Job Description

Glynwood seeks three apprentices to assist in all aspects of production for our 6 acres of vegetables. Work includes greenhouse management, cover cropping, irrigation, tractor field work, fertility management, harvesting, post-harvest handling, staffing CSA distribution and farm store, record keeping, season extension, pest and disease control, weed management, and composting. The vegetable apprentice positions are 9 months, from mid-March to mid-December. One season of experience on a farm is required.

Vegetable Apprentice compensation includes a private room in on-site shared apprentice housing, a $600 weekly stipend, $400 in a Healthcare Reimbursement Account, 6 vacation days, and 3 sick days. Apprentices receive free vegetables and a discount on Glynwood meat. 

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to: [email protected]. Indicate that you are applying for the vegetable apprenticeship in the subject line. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in all weather. Some weekend work will be required.

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