Farms in the Ozarks CRAFT network are accepting intern/apprentice applications now. We have everything from Goat Cheese Dairies to Flower Farms, Pastured Poultry Producers to Organic Vegetable Farms, looking for full-time or part-time interns on their farms, who want to learn what it takes to run a small farm in the Ozarks.
Here’s a great video that was just produced by some students at Evangel University for one of our host farms, Millsap Farms. Click this link to check it out:
If you want to learn, and have time; as much as year-long commitment, or even as short as a couple of months, then we want to hear from you. We love to share what we do, and there is always a lot to do on the farm. Fill out an application, e-mail or mail it in, and we’ll get back with you ASAP, with a phone interview, and if you live close enough, a farm visit, so you can begin your farm education.
New wood fired oven being built this beautiful fall day at Urban Roots
We are excited to announce the pizza oven building workshop. Many of you have asked about the ovens we use each week to cook our fabulous pizzas in, and we have finally scheduled a workshop to teach how to build one of these from scratch.
We will gather at Urban Roots Farm,823 W State St, Springfield, at 9a.m. Wednesday, October 22nd, and sift soil, stomp mud, chop straw, mix cob, lay bricks, and generally have a really good time, while learning how to build an oven from the base to finish. We will supply a delicious lunch, and keep at it until the oven is finished. Past participants of this workshop, which we did last year on Millsap Farms, said they found it very helpful, and at least one family went home and completed an oven that month.
We will be using Kiko Denzer’s book, “Build Your Own Earth Oven” as our guide, and we’ll go through design considerations, step by step building, and basics on oven operation.
The Workshop costs $25/person, including lunch. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need more info, or have questions, feel free to e-mail or call.
Do you want to get your hands dirty doing good work? Do you have an interest in the local farming movement? Do you needing a change of pace? Could you use less time at a desk and more time outside? Well, well, well…we have a few local farms who are currently seeking interns for Fall and Spring
Some of our other farms may also be open to taking interns, fill out the following application and get the ball to rolling…we look forward to shaking your dirty hands!
2014 Farm walk Happy Hollow Farm- Liz – 08.07.2014
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Due to rain, the Happy Hollow farm tour originally scheduled for today has been postponed for AUG. 26th (Tue). I would appreciate if you could help us spread the word. Attached is a revised flyer in PDF.
For those that would like to have just a link where farmers can see this info, please direct them to: