Goat & Sheep Dairy Apprentice

Website Toluma Farms & Tomales Farmstead Creamery

Goat & Sheep Dairy and Cheesemaking

We are a 160 acre goat/sheep dairy and creamery in beautiful West Marin CA (60 miles North of San Francisco) and 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean. We are in our 18th year of operation, having a restored a defunct cow dairy. Our land is certified organic, we are actively involved in the Marin Carbon Project and a recipient of the CA Healthy Soil Initiative Grant. We aim for zero waste and practice regenerative farming techniques whenever possible. We have 200 goats and 100 sheep and practice rotational grazing. We recently opened a new business in San Francisco (Daily Driver) that is San Francisco’s only creamery as well as producing organic wood-fired bagels and a small local shop in the town of Tomales.

Many of us have recently been vaccinated and and we have remained covid free. We except anyone joining our team have negative covid recent results and get tested frequently and get vaccinated.

Learn everything there is to know about goat and sheep animal husbandry (kidding/lambing, breeding, vaccinations, pasture rotation), milking, cheese making and organic land management. We are looking for KIND, hard working individuals who want a career in sustainable agriculture. We are passionate about training the next generation. There isn’t a much more dynamic farming community than Marin and Sonoma Counties! Apprentices will have the opportunity to engage and network within the broader farming community. You must have a great sense of humor, get along well with others, be able to problem solve and have excellent communication skills. We are only interested in feminist, open minded, progressive farmers joining our team.

This 6 month apprenticeship pays $600 a month for first three months then $750 for the remaining 3 months, plus housing in an airstream or vintage trailer. Veggies, cheese, bagels supplied. We pay for conferences and workshops during the 6 months.

To apply for this job email your details to tolumafarms@gmail.com