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Ferme la machine

Ferme la Machine is entering it’s third season of successful CSA/market gardening. We are strongly influenced by the principles of permaculture and the practices of regenerative agriculture in the production of great, wholesome food! Curtis and Marie-france are also committed to helping others start up successful, ethical businesses by leveraging our backgrounds in operations management, education and marketing.

Together Curtis and Marie-france have a deep and varied base of knowledge that we are looking to share with new farmers who may be interested in exploring the possibility of starting their own ethical businesses.

Interns will have the opportunity to participate in and learn all aspects of the operations of our farm businesses, from production planning and preserving the harvest, marketing, sales and distribution in exchange for your work gaining hands-on experience setting up infrastructure and tending to both animal and vegetable production on our farm.

Our 2017 season farm activities include:

On-farm events

On-farm store

Permaculture orchard


Pigs in forest

Market garden

Farmstead CSA


Pastured broiler chickens

Mushrooms in the woods

Pastured laying hens

Interns must :

  • Commit to a minimum 3-month work exchange

  • We are willing to accept couples that are both interested in positions
  • Be in good physical shape
  • Work week is 5 days with hours varying with the seasonal needs of the farm
  • *Persons with previous experience may be eligible for a weekly stipend


Ideal apprentices:

  • Have a strong interest in and knowledge of Permaculture, Regenerative agriculture, bio-intensive farming

  • Are self-motivated, have and demonstrate entrepreneurial drive, are interested in all aspects of ethical farming

  • Experienced or not, we’re looking for passion and positivity

  • Have a passion for great food

  • Have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Please send applications to Subject: Internship with a brief explanation of your interest in an internship position, any farming or other relevant experience and anything else you would like us to know about you.

If you are interested in starting your own project and you are looking for land, infrastructure and support in starting your ethical business, let us know about it by contacting  Subject: Farm Project, with a brief explanation of your your project, your needs and anything else you would like us to know about you.