Internships and Working Farmstays

From March through October we host interns here at our farm. They come from all backgrounds and all parts of the country but each one has a common goal—to learn about farming, firsthand and hands-on. Most of our interns are in their 20s, 30s, or older. Some have studied agriculture, some grow up in farming areas, others have never farmed at all but want to learn. Many of our interns aim to have a farm or homestead of their own one day while others just love the lifestyle and travel from farm to farm. We provide rustic housing—tentsites, campfire, and shared kitchen, with fresh produce, meats, eggs, and dairy goods from the farm. They share their work, their meals, and their good times as well as a lot of adventures. We also host guests who may not have a month, or 6 months, to stay as interns but want to savor farm life and learn some useful skills. Our Working Farmstay guests spend a week or two shoulder-to-shoulder with us and our interns. They help out with every aspect of farming from gardening to caring for animals. Some Farmstay guests live in the cabins and work with us while their family members vacation here at Randall Glen; others choose a Rustic Farmstay, living and eating with our interns. But all of our Farmstay guests go home richer in experience, with new skills and some great stories.