Chick-a-biddy Acres

Chick-a-biddy Acres is a 100 member CSA set on 72 acres of scenic Trent Hills pastureland, 30 mins East of Peterborough.  We are entering our 20th season and looking forward to sharing what we have learned over those years with the 2019 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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