Chick-a-biddy Acres

Chick-a-biddy Acres is a 100 member CSA set on 72 acres of scenic Trent Hills pastureland, 30 mins E of Peterborough.  We are entering the 18th season and looking forward to sharing what we have learned over those years with the 2017 interns.

We are offering 3 hard working people the opportunity for a 6 month intensive, full immersion, hands on experience learning all aspects of the farm operation.

  • Greenhouse operations – from early spring/summer seed propagation to the  season extension in the fall
  • Soil building techniques/cover cropping/composting
  • Field work – tractors/rototillers/raised bed preparations/transplanting/seeding/weed management
  • CSA share organization from harvest thru delivery
  • Customer relations at drop offs and farmer’s market
  • Livestock care and management – raising pigs, and minding pastured poultry, laying hens, heritage turkeys
  • Building projects – this year we hope to design and build a more efficient vegetable washing and packing area and shop/storage/freezer facility.
The 5 acres of mixed vegetable production and the 4 greenhouses – along with the livestock and eggs offer a broad scope of education.  With the help of enthusiastic and dedicated interns Chick-a-biddy Acres has been providing members with quality meat, veg and eggs since 2000.
You will be part of a team working along side farm owner Sherry Patterson for 5.5 days per week from May – Oct. Private rooms, kitchen facilities, library access and $300 monthly stipend.

If you like meaningful challenging work and want to increase your knowledge about sustainable agriculture and running a CSA please contact us.

Sherry Patterson

(705) 696-3506

E-mail: farm at chickabiddyacres dot com



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