Become an Apprentice

Hands-on learning for those exploring sustainable farming

One of the oldest and most respected CSAs in the country is seeking apprentices for its 2024 season. Our CSA biodynamically manages more than 125 acres on preserved farmland in northwestern New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap. There are 20 acres in production, which includes vegetables, berries, fruits, flowers and grain. 

Apprenticeship Program

The CSG at Genesis Farm has offered an Apprenticeship Program since 1998. Applicants for the Apprenticeship Program should be seeking a hands-on learning experience on a production-oriented farm for a full season: from April through November. Good physical condition and pleasant attitude are required. Candidates should have a willingness to learn organic, sustainable and biodynamic farming methods. We offer apprentices their own room and board, stipend, shared lunches, educational opportunities, and involvement in farm events in exchange for 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. 

Apprentices will learn about a year-round CSA, how to grow and maintain a diverse variety of vegetables, and how to steward the land with sustainable farming practices. They will also gain opportunities in community events and workshops. In our program, we strive to teach good work habits so apprentices feel confident to discern their future in farming.

Summer Internship Program

We have seen the importance of the apprenticeship program and understand that some candidates are not able to make the commitment to a full growing season. The CSG offers a 10-week option to open possibilities for college students and others who want a taste of the apprentice experience. We offer apprentices their own room and board, stipend, shared lunches, educational opportunities, and involvement in farm events in exchange for 50 hours of work per week. Apprenticeship housing is in a farmhouse on the farm. It is recommended that applicants visit the farm to evaluate the suitability of the position.

How To Apply

Interested individuals should send a resume and a letter outlining goals and interests in agriculture via email/mail to:

CSGapprenticeship@gmail.com
Attn: Tim Metcalf
Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm
41B Silver Lake Rd
Blairstown NJ 07825