Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training, or CRAFT, program of eastern Massachusetts.The Food Project is committed to training future farmers. TFP provides agricultural education opportunities to thousands of people each year through our youth and volunteer programs, and employs grower's assistants in a comprehensive training program for adults who hope to make farming their profession in the future. Furthermore, TFP was active in the formation and support of the
The Food Project's grower's assistants are trained in all aspects of farm operations, including seedling propagation in our greenhouse, tractor usage, harvest techniques, managing work crews, distribution, marketing farm products, and more. Any available grower's assistant positions for the upcoming farming season will be advertised in August and September. Please check our list of open positions if you are interested in becoming a grower's assistant at The Food Project.
In 1998, The Food Project helped create the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training, or CRAFT, program of eastern Massachusetts. CRAFT offers agricultural training, provides a network of peers who play similar roles on their farms, and explores the diversity of farming operations in eastern Massachusetts. Currently, CRAFT of eastern Massachusetts is composed of a committed group of farms that have joined together to provide educational opportunities for apprentices, interns, and farm workers. The core of the program is a variety semi-monthly farm visits to diverse operations. Each visit focuses on a specific topic that explores a specialty of the particular farm.