|Cider Hill Farm has a unique field labor arrangement.
For over 20 years, we have served as host to over 70 international exchange students coming out of agricultural universities to serve 1-year internships abroad.
We have had students from
- Chech Republic
- Fiji Islands
- South Africa
Each one has brought a new perspective to our farm and we have enjoyed these relationships immensely.
These young adults live on the farm and quickly make this home. You will often see them passing through as they work through the day.
We have A weekly date with them called “Monday Night Dinner” where everyone comes to Glenn and Karen’s house for a good meal and good conversation. The average seating is 15 people, so one can imagine how lively these evenings have become.
At least once a season, we try to take our crew on an “epic” (and very short) trip, fitting between all the hours we must be home. We completed our escape already mid June 2011, when we ran up and down Mt Chocurua in the White Mountains.
We form close friendships with these young men, and have been fortunate to visit some of them upon their return home.