Zachary Reif, M.A. Food Studies
Katchkie Farm, Kinderhook, New York
My internship with Katchkie Farm has been a wonderful way to tie together my personal interests in food, with my formal education at AUR. In the almost four months I have worked for the farm, my responsibilites have rapidly increased. In addition to working as part of the CSA (community supported agriculture) distribution team, I am the farmers market manager at two different market locations. I am also the writer and editor for Katchkie’s weekly newsletter: an informative e-mail that is received by over 3,000 recipients. The e-mail highlights various ways to use your CSA vegetables including storage tips and recipes. I have loved my time with Katchkie—it has provided a unique experience to round out my education as I look forward to my professional career ahead.