Bittersweet Farm

Agency and Placement Location: 1249 State Hwy 184, Heuvelton, NY, 13654 (25 miles from campus)

Transportation: University Van Reserved, this means that CBL has automatically reserved a SLU vehicle for students’ use. However, it does not mean that CBL is providing a driver. As such, students MUST complete SLU's Driver Certification training in order to utilize this transportation.

Mission:  According to the farm owners, Ann and Brian Bennett, the mission of Bittersweet Farm is "To culturally link the work of the day and community with the life sustaining world around us through small scale, diversified agriculture. The farm has also pledged to be committed to caring locally and meeting organic principles as well as education others about natural methods and rhythms rather than by mechanical principles."


  • Greenhouse Construction
  • Firewood
  • Lambing and Pigging
  • Fencing
  • Potato Prep
  • Re-establishing Chickens

Agency Requirements:

  • Students will be working outdoors in all kinds of weather so appropriate dress such as the following is required: warm hat (not cap), LAYERS of clothing (that you are not afraid to get dirty), (warm) closed-toe/waterproof boots or muck boots (weather dependent), and warm gloves.

  • DO NOT WEAR: (only) LEGGINGS or  ANKLE socks

  • NOTE: if you are not dressed appropriately, you are not prepared; if you are not prepared, you are not productive!