Elysian Fields Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
5925 Oakley Rd.
Cedar Grove, North Carolina, 27231

Primary Contact: Elise Bortz
Primary Phone:
    Number: 919-357-6793
    Email: elysianfieldsfarmnc@gmail.com

Website: http://www.elysianfarm.com

Website: https://www.instagram.com/elysianfieldsfarm/?hl=en

Internship information
General Farm Description: Owned and managed by Elise Bortz, the farm hosts a 300 member CSA program and sells weekly at the Carrboro Farmers' Market. Next season we will be entering our 24th year in production. We practice no/low till in all of our high tunnels while using a tractor in the field crops. We practice tarp rotations and use the Paperpot Transplanter while growing on four acres of land and in 7 tunnels. You will have the opportunity to learn how to grow food and operate a successful business while working on this farm. In 2024 there will be several return employees, we are looking for a few kind hearted and hard working people to round out this crew!

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: 3/4/2024
Internship Ends: 11/15/2024 (w/option to continue year round)
Number of Internship Available: 1-2 full or part time
Application Deadline: Now until positions fill
Minimum Length of Stay: Length of commitment and the opportunity to stay over winter and beyond.

Internship Details:

Producing high quality produce for the past 23 years, we host a 300 member CSA program and sell weekly at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. EFF is a Certified Living Wage Employer, offering $17/hour starting with a one week paid vacation. Please email a resume and cover letter to Elise at elysianfieldsfarmnc@gmail.com. An on farm interview/tour and 2 previous work references will be required at some point in the hiring process.

Educational Opportunities: You will learn a lot about running an efficient and successful farm business by working at this farm. Seed propagation (greenhouse and field), transplanting (timing and successions), crop rotation, weed management, pest and disease management, cover cropping, soil fertility, harvest and post-harvest techniques, marketing and profit/loss budgeting. The farm is a member of the Triangle CRAFT program offering you monthly opportunities to visit other nearby farms and learn from them as well.

Skills Desired: In search of mature interns with a strong work ethic. Experience can be helpful, but is not necessary. A positive attitude and commitment to doing good work is a must. You need to be enthusiastic about farming and learning, enjoy physical work in all kinds of weather and being tired at the end of the day. It is important that interns approach the work on the farm with a sense of urgency and attention to detail.

Meals: No meals provided

Stipend: $17/hour starting (Certified Living Wage Employer) and a one week paid vacation.

Housing: No housing provided

Preferred method of Contact: Email