Cricket Creek Farm is seeking two summer interns to work and learn with us. For motivated interns the opportunity for farm and cheese production related education is substantial.
Creamery Internship: Responsibilities will include selling cheese and meat at local farmers’ markets; assisting the cheesemakers with filling milk bottles, caring for cheese in the aging rooms, and cleaning and maintenance; and other tasks on the farm as needed. Interns will also be exposed to many other aspects of dairy farm operation from the business side to animal health and husbandry.
Farm Internship: Responsibilities will include feeding calves and pigs, assisting with milking chores, moving cow groups on pasture, assisting with hay making, operating heavy machinery, equipment maintenance, selling cheese and meat at local farmers’ markets and assisting the cheesemakers with filling milk bottles.
About Us: Cricket Creek Farm is a small, grass-based cow dairy which produces raw milk, artisanal cheese, beef and whey-fed pork. (We’re currently milking 35 cows, with 80 animals total). Our mission is to produce nourishing food that honors our animals, respects the land, and feeds our community; and to exemplify a sustainable model for small farm viability. We sell our goods through our farm store, at local farmers markets, and through various regional cheese shops, food co-ops, restaurants, and other establishments. We are an open farm – we welcome visitors and encourage questions.
The farm is located at 1255 Oblong Road, about 6 miles from the Williams College campus.
CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training): Cricket Creek Farm participates in the CRAFT program. This means that our interns will have the opportunity to visit many other small farms during their time here and connect with the intern community in this region. We are thrilled to be part of this group and offer this exciting opportunity to interns. To find out more about the CRAFT program, check out the CRAFT website.
Compensation: We provide housing, a stipend, and some food. Interns will share the farm house with the other staff, located on the farm. The house has wireless internet, heat, washer and dryer, two bathrooms, and a fully-equipped kitchen. We also provide a stipend of $500/month. Raw milk and cheese are free and available to all Cricket Creek staff and interns.
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: Summer Internship.