Jess Sinkhorn joined us as an intern at Blooming Glen Farm in early April, bringing an easy smile and a strong work ethic with him. He has a daily respect for the farm and for the effort required to make it all happen, an eager willingness to do any task put before him, and a refreshing gratitude for the opportunity to learn and to be a part of this community. Read on to hear his thoughts on the experience so far, and what brought him here.
“The decision to pursue an internship with Bloming Glen Farm stemmed from wanting to learn more about the process and life that a farmer commits to day in and day out. This decision was then fueled by my family and close friends to make it happen. The idea of having a relationship with the soil as well as the community has become a valuable lesson for me personally.
For 24 years I have lived in the New Jersey town of Brielle where a majority of the time I spent at the beach and playing sports. I have the pleasure of having a top drawer family that consists of two parents, one brother and sister-in-law with their two kids, and one sister. I also have a wonderful girlfriend, Carly, that supports my ventures.
I hope to gain knowledge. I hope to absorb and gather the information necessary to provide within a community by way of the organic farming process. To this point Blooming Glen Farm has shown a productive work environment where the learning never stops and the experiences never sleep. Organic farming, CSA practices, farmers markets, as well as wholesale marketing, intrigue my mind as ways to create a farm to table experience that I want to make a reality sometime in my life. I look forward to each day that I step onto the fields and interact with my fellow interns and farmers because those are the times that I learn the most.”
Photos and text by Tricia Borneman, Blooming Glen farmer and co-owner.