Little Pond Farm is a diverse organic vegetable and cut flower farm coming into its fourth season. They cultivate four acres of crops on a 26 acre farm property in rural Sumter County, Florida. There are openings for four apprentices to join Little Pond Farm. If you would like to join them in the coming season, apply below!
They attend one weekly farmers market from October till May and grow for a small CSA and distribute to members through the market. They are farming organically, and are in the process of becoming certified organic.
As an apprentice on the farm, daily tasks will include: seeding, weeding, planting, mulching, irrigating, transplanting, harvesting, watering the greenhouse, working market, chores, occasional small construction projects, cooking, etc. Your main focus as an apprentice while at Little Pond will be to master these daily activities and build confidence in organic farming methods and skills required. You will also learn about crop planning, cover cropping, floriculture, composting, soil fertility, variety selection, CSA and direct marketing, troubleshooting and research, efficiency of tasks and movements, record keeping, and more.
Experience in agriculture is not required but a serious consideration of farming as a career is critical. A good apprentice candidate has taken a serious interest or passion for agriculture.
If you are interested in being an apprentice, apply at https://littlepondfl.com/apprenticeship/