New Intervale Center Volunteer Position
Type of position: Volunteer, Part-Time, 3 hours/week
Compensation: Veggies, City Market Member Worker Hours
To Apply: Please contact Food Hub Coordinator, Brianna Farver at email@example.com or 802.660.0440 x111 by August 3rd, 2011.
The Intervale Center seeks a committed part-time volunteer to lead our field gleaning efforts on Intervale farms. The field gleaning season lasts approximately 14 weeks and will run the first week of August through the last week of October. Gleaning will take place every Thursday from 12:30-3:30pm.
The Field Gleaning Leader will:
Adam's Berry Farm
An Interview with Adam Hausmann, who has been running his namesake berry farm for 9 years at the Intervale!
Describe your farming land-base, and what you grow:
We rent 9 + acres of river bottom land from the Intervale Center in Burlington. We grow certified organic strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. These are sold mainly fresh but we also sell frozen berries in the winter months to extend the local food market.
Who are your markets?
We grow for select food markets, restaurants, and CSA’s, operate an on-farm Pick Your Own, and attend local farmers markets in Burlington. We take great pride in the fact that all of our food is distributed within a 10 mile radius of the berry farm.
What did you do before you decided to become a farmer?
Enjoyed Vermont’s summer!
Vermont Beekeepers Association
Vermont Beekeeper’s Association will be at Summervale this evening, July 21st. Bill Mares, president of VBA, will be giving beehive tours at 6:00 pm!
In addition, the raffle prize at Summervale tonight will be a voucher for a jar of Intervale honey, which will be available once the honey is harvested at the end of the month.
For 125 years, the VBA has been promoting the VT honey industry and providing support for all levels of beekeepers. For novice beekeepers in Vermont, there are young beekeeper scholarships programs, lists of beekeeping mentors, and regular workshops. For more experienced beekeepers, VBA provides access to tested information & practices, helps develop markets for beekeeping products, and fosters interaction with the greater agricultural community.
There are 9,000 hives in the Vermont Beekeeper’s network that produce about 700,000 pounds of honey each year.
The Vermont Beekeepers Association website, VermontBeekeepers.org, is also a terrific resource for information on beekeeping, VT honey history, a beekeeping marketplace for supplies and products, and, of course, recipes!