Fair Share Farm – Summer Crew Internship

Contact information
Farm Address:
3868 Transou Road
Pfafftown, North Carolina, 27040

Primary Contact: Elliot Seldner
Secondary Contact: Sophia Annis

Primary Phone:
    Number: 336-529-2545
    Email: jobs@fairsharefarm.net

Secondary Phone

    Number: 336-529-4368

Website: http://www.fairsharefarm.net

Internship information
General Farm Description: Fair Share Farm, LLC was established in 2014 in Pfafftown, NC by Elliot Seldner and Emma Hendel. We grow on approximately 20 acres of land using 5-10 acres at any given time. Our produce is grown and sold by a crew of 6-20 people year round through farmers markets, restaurant/wholesale deliveries, and online sales for pick up at the farm and other locations. We take a stewardship approach to our growing practices at Fair Share Farm. By considering concepts like crop rotation, soil health and erosion mitigation, we make every attempt to be good stewards of our land and watershed. Part of farming is loving what you have and loving what you have can come with some challenges. In particular we love our heavy, pink-colored clay soils but working with them can be a challenge. Put plainly, our soils are acidic and low fertility. In order to offset mineral and nutritive deficits we work with soil labs and consultants to custom mix organic minerals and fertilizers just for our fields. To sum up our practices: Soil Stewardship = Community Stewardship Growing cover crops to feed organisms Crop rotation to mitigate soil-borne plants diseases Feed our soil = Feed our plants

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: May or June
Internship Ends: September or October
Number of Internship Available: 5
Application Deadline: April 7, 2023
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 months

Internship Details:

Paid, Summer internship on a working organic farm in Pfafftown, NC. This position is open to any full-time student of legal working status and age enrolled in high school or college. Experience the busiest time of year on a vegetable farm and learn how to plant, harvest, pick, wash, pack, and sell produce. We specialize in growing lettuce, microgreens, and tomatoes and also offer over 40 other seasonal vegetables.

Essential Skills:

-Able to work as part of a team

-Able to understand and follow instructions

-Able to count and perform simple mental math

-Able to interact with members of the public

Essential Physical Requirements:

– Able to lift and carry up to 50lbs. to a height of 3 to 4 feet and then load weight onto shelves, benches, trucks or similar surfaces

– Able to stand and/or walk during at least 100% of work day

– Able to frequently stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl

– Able to constantly use arms/hands/fingers to reach, handle or feel

– Able to frequently move items on and off hand-trucks/dollies and push hand-trucks/dollies

– Able to occasionally climb (stairs/ladders) and/or balance

– Able to frequently hear

– Able to occasionally talk to employer, co-workers, vendors, customers and members of the public

– Able to work in unheated/uncooled structures

– Able to work outside, as needed, in all weather conditions

– Able to breathe and come into skin contact with agricultural seeds, crops, soil, water, and chemicals utilized in organic agricultural practices

– Able to wear appropriate PPE

Job Types: Full-time, Internship

Pay: $12.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Educational Opportunities: We can work with your institution's criteria to craft an experience that meets your needs.

Skills Desired: Essential Skills: -Able to work as part of a team -Able to understand and follow instructions -Able to count and perform simple mental math -Able to interact with members of the public

Meals: no

Stipend: $12/hour

Housing: no

Preferred method of Contact: email