Fair Share Farm – Wash and Pack Lead

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

Primary Contact: Elliot Seldner
Secondary Contact: Sophia Annis

Primary Phone:
    Number: 3365292545
    Email: jobs@fairsharefarm.net

Secondary Phone
    Number: 3365294368
    Email: sophie@fairsharefarm.net

    Email: sophie@fairsharefarm.net

Website: https://www.fairsharefarm.net

Internship information
General Farm Description: Fair Share Farm was incorporated in the Fall of 2014 by owners Emma Hendel and Elliot Seldner. After working for other organic /chemical-free farms throughout the Southeast US, Emma and Elliot knew they wanted to run a small farm of their own. Emma utilized her certification as a teacher to financially support the business in its infancy while Elliot set about creating the basic infrastructure of the farm that exists today. Since 2014, the farm has scaled from a 10,000sq’ garden to now including 20 acres of farmland, an acre of greenhouses, barns and sheds, trucks and tractors. The Farm serves families, home consumers and chefs straight from the farm, at farmers’ markets and regional restaurant deliveries. It is with a sense of pride and privilege that the owners and managers of Fair Share Farm, LLC serve their local community and ecosystem by growing the best food that they possibly can, feed as many people as they possibly can and make every effort to provide gainful, meaningful work to their employees. Fair Share Farm is focused on growing delicious, beautiful produce full of integrity. We use organic growing methods and inputs with the intention of growing nutrient dense food. We select methods of production suited to maximize the output of nutrient dense food while taking a stewardship styled approach to resource and ecosystem conservation. We strive to innovate and improve our systems year-over-year. We believe in a philosophy of perpetual learning and education in order to refine our business to serve our soil, customers and employees. By further developing an efficient farm we can make our food more accessible. If our high quality produce is easy to access then we have the capacity to reinvest in the business and the goal of growing the best food that we possibly can.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: Indefinitely
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: April 2024
Minimum Length of Stay: Full growing season

Internship Details:

Job Type: Hourly full-time, Average 35-50 hours/week (busy in summer, less busy in winter)

Compensation: $16 – $18 per hour with additional benefits

Job Overview:

We are a dynamic and growing Winston-Salem area farm dedicated to providing the best food possible for the surrounding community. We seek a responsible produce wash and pack lead to run day-to-day washing and packing operations. The ideal candidate will have proven work experience washing and packing produce and agricultural commodities for home consumers, restaurants and wholesale customers as well as possess an interest in organic foods, fruits, vegetables, cooking, and/or a love of the outdoors. Relevant work experience would include kitchen management and line-work / food prep in restaurants. A friendly, outgoing individual with a sense of urgency and fast work pace will thrive in this role. Attention to detail is a must when handling high-quality fruits and vegetables.

We are looking for the right fit and will hire quickly. For more details of the full time position go to https://www.fairsharefarm.net/careers.

Educational Opportunities: -Professional development leading and managing a team

Skills Desired: Key Requirements: Excellent organizational and time management skills Disposition to thrive working on a cooperative, collaborative team Ability to utilize Mac, PC, Android and Iphone operating systems, generate and maintain spreadsheets. Read and write English Manage inventory Communicate directly with co-workers and peers. Valid North Carolina driver’s license Qualified to drive pick-up, sprinter van, and box truck vehicles (under 26,000 GWR) Clean driving record – no moving violations for past three years Flexible schedule (seasonally adjusted starting and ending times and scheduled workdays) Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have legal work status

Meals: No, sometimes take home produce available.

Stipend: Compensation: $16 - $18 per hour with additional benefits

Housing: no

Preferred method of Contact: Email