In 2011 I interned at Oxbow Farm.  We grow 25 acres of mixed vegetables for sale at three farmers markets, to our 350-member CSA, and to restaurants and grocery stores.

My bosses, Adam and Luke

Oxbow farmers Adam McCurdy,  Luke Woodward, and Sarah Cassidy have a combined 40 years of farming experience and they are amazing mentors.  My second season of apprenticeship has been about seeing how a bigger production farm works to get good food to a larger number of people.

Oxbow intern crew - Jess, Becky, Sonja and Alice - with Luke and Adam

I got to live in a sweet yurt, I learned how to drive a tractor and a 16 foot box truck, and I got to raise rabbits as a personal project.  This was all in addition to the glorious daily work of making a 25-acre farm run and produce amazing food for a receptive community.  My second year of apprenticeship served to cement some of the knowledge of my Bainbridge year as well as add new techniques and tricks to my farming skillset.


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