The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm (CSG) has been a pioneer in the community food movement for over 20 years The farm started as a garden with roadside sales and grew into a CSA that includes over a hundred different vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers, seasonal or year round distribution, fields newly dedicated to grain and oats, and a thriving apprenticeship program. The CSG takes on four apprentices each season (April 1 to mid-November).
Our 300+ member CSA biodynamically manages more than 125 acres on 300 acres of farmland (under Farmland Preservation) in northwestern New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap. We share the land with the Genesis Farm Ecological Learning Center. There are 20 acres in vegetable production, four acres in grain (wheat, oats, rye, spelt, and triticale), 3.5 acres of orchards and berries, and the remainder in meadows. In recent years, the CSG has offered whole grains and freshly ground flour to our members. This venture has brought about plans for a community oven which is currently under construction. All produce and grain is distributed through a community supported agriculture program.
Applicants for the Apprenticeship Program should be seeking a hands-on learning experience on a production-oriented farm. We offer apprentices their own room and board, stipend, shared lunches, educational opportunities, and involvement in garden festivals in exchange for up to 50 hours of work per week. Apprenticeship housing is in an old farmhouse on the farm. It is recommended that applicants visit the farm to evaluate the suitability of the position. After reviewing these details about the program, interested individuals should send a resume and a letter outlining goals and interests in agriculture to:
Judy von Handorf
The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm
41B Silver Lake Road
Blairstown, New Jersey 07825