2022 Internship Program
The Food Bank Farm 2.0
In the spring of 2020, The Food Bank purchased its second larger farm (59 tillable acres), located on 32 Shattuck Rd. in Hadley, Massachusetts. In its first season, The Food Bank contracted two wholesale organic farmers to grow vegetables on the farm. Both farmers provide The Food Bank with a share of the harvest in lieu of cash rent. Distinct from the first Food Bank Farm, in which we partner with a CSA farmer, both farmers on this new Food Bank Farm sell their share wholesale to food retailers and schools. tour goal is for each farmer to sell at least 50% of their share to the Springfield and Holyoke Public Schools.
On this second farm, we have also reserved initially three acres for a no-till micro-farm to engage youth from local public schools, universities, and colleges in volunteering to learn about no-till organic farming, the nutritional value of fresh organic vegetables, the local farm economy, food security, and public policy.
More information about both Food Bank Farms is available on our website:
No-Till Farming Internship
The No-till Farming intern will volunteer on the 3-acre micro farm learning skills such as seasonal preparation, planting, weeding, and sustainable agriculture techniques. Interns will work next to volunteers and school groups and help with educational programming. Background in agriculture or gardening preferred. Interns will work in all weather conditions.
Typically, an intern works full time from 8am-4pm with a lunch break (flexibility negotiable) An intern would work with us for a minimum of 5 weeks and maximum of 10 weeks throughout the summer. The Food Bank can support an interested intern as early as June 1st.
To apply: please email resume and cover letter to Amanda Reynolds at [email protected]