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Pennypack Farm Looking for Apprentices for Continuous 18 Month Apprenticeship


Pennypack Farm is looking for two apprentices to participate in our 18 month farmer training apprenticeship. Founded in 2003, PFEC is a 350+ member Summer CSA and 160 member Winter CSA, operating in Eastern Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Apprentices will be employed full-time for the 18 month duration and will experience two summer seasons and one winter season. Graduates of the apprenticeship will have the skills necessary to own or manage a farm. We have designed our program to incorporate all aspects of a farming operation from crop planning, planting, growing and harvesting crops to selling and marketing to business planning. Apprentices will also receive extensive tractor training including bed prep, cultivation, tractor repair and maintenance. In following with the training goals, apprentices participate in all aspects of the farming operation and learn the necessary farming skills both through classroom instruction and on-farm training. This is our sixth class of apprentices and previous graduates have advanced to management positions in the field of organic farming. Ideal candidates have at least one season of farming experience and have the desire and aspiration to acquire the necessary skills and experience to advance to the “journeyperson” level, where they would be capable of running their own operation or managing another farm. Candidates must be comfortable working long hours in all types of weather. Some weekend duties are expected. If you are interested in learning more about PFEC’s Apprentice Program, please send an email of interest and a copy of your resume to Diane Diffenderfer at

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