Welcome to CRAFT Southwest Ontario!

CRAFT farms are committed to new farmer training. While many CRAFT farms offer educational internships, all are committed to actively providing mentorship and skill-building opportunities for new farmers to learn ecological farming skills. Being part of the CRAFT network offers member farmers a collective network to share ideas, problem-solve, and organize farmer training events. If you are interested in being part of this network, please contact us and or fill out an application (linked below).

 

Requirements of Member Farms of CRAFT in Southwest Ontario

Each Farm that offers Educational Internships:

  • operates according to organic standards. Organic certification is not required, but practices must meet or exceed the Canadian Organic Standard;
  • adheres to all relevant workplace safety and human resources regulations;
  • grows food and sells or barters it to other people;
  • has a full-time farmer working at the farm who has at least 3 years of commercial growing experience;
  • has an educational plan in place for interns which includes participation in CRAFT days
  • participates in the CRAFT Farmers planning and evaluation meetings located in SW Ontario;
  • contributes an annual membership fee to cover advertising and administration costs

The details of a farm internship vary from one farm to another, but all internships are based on an exchange that involves the intern’s labour and commitment and the farmer’s instruction, supervision, education, time and commitment. The internship agreement is between the farmer and the intern, and not with CRAFT Southwest Ontario.

Applications for 2021 are due by Nov 1st 2020

Please contact the Southwest Coordinator for general inquiries. Click Here to download the application form.

Map of CRAFT Member Farms in Southwest Ontario:



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