2019 Apprenticeship

Washing tanks in the cidery.
Are you interested in learning how to make cider, grow apples, or run a small farm based business? Consider our 2019 farm apprenticeship at Eve's Cidery.
Come be part of our family farm and learn about growing apples specifically for cider with over 50 different traditional European and American cider varieties on a certified organic and bio-intensively managed orchard. We believe that making great cider starts in the orchard and is followed by discipline and restraint in the cidery. This apprenticeship flows with the natural cycle of farming and cider making: from bottling and planting in the spring, to disgorging sparkling cider, to harvest, pressing and everything else in between.
We are looking for someone who feels comfortable working in a non-hierarchical family farm setting, is easy to get along with, and has a great work ethic. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in farming or cider-making, ideally both. Experience is not necessary, but you must be willing to learn to do the following: operate farm machinery like tractors, do manual repetitive labor all day for days, work outside in the cold and heat, work inside in a damp chilly cider barn, work alone or with people, talk cider, drink cider, taste cider, sell cider and almost never do the same thing for very long. We value fresh perspectives. Someone who enjoys children is a plus. Women, indigenous, and people of color are highly encouraged to apply.
Pay is a combination of wages, lodging and food. In exchange for working 40 hours per week, you will receive $8.50 per hour, a cute cabin to live in with access to a shared bath, vegetables and fruits from our farm and some meals with our family.  You'll be living on a 75 acre farm with fields, woods, ponds, a world class trout stream and lots of room to hike, forage, swim and commune with nature. Ithaca is a 35 minute drive.
Please send a letter of interest to ezrasherman67@gmail.com
Taking turns on the press crew at Eve's Cidery
Tying a T- Bud
Top Grafting Mutsu to Golden Russet
Discussing how the shape of the glass changes the cider with Corning glass artists