Farm Construction Team Member – Potomac Vegetable Farms

Contact information
Farm Address:
15227 Berlin Turnpike
Purcellville, Virginia, 20132

Primary Contact: Hana Newcomb
Secondary Contact: Stephen Bradford

Primary Phone:
    Number: 7032985722

Secondary Phone
    Number: 703-303-3061



Internship information
General Farm Description: Potomac Vegetable Farms is a well-established farm located in the vibrant farming community of Loudoun County, Virginia. We are committed to sustainable and ethical farming practices, fostering a sense of community among our employees, farmworkers, and families. We are currently seeking dedicated and skilled individuals to join our team for a temporary farm construction project involving the renovation of worker housing, including a second-story addition.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: September 1, 2023 or as soon as possible
Internship Ends: December 31, 2023, with extension possible
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: Three months

Internship Details:

Farm Construction Team Member

Collaborate with a construction team to complete various renovation tasks, including carpentry, roofing, framing, drywall installation, and other construction-related activities. We will build a second- story addition to an existing dwelling. Assist with demolition and removal of existing structures. Operate hand tools and power tools safely and efficiently.

Prior experience in construction, carpentry or related tasks is preferred.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team, and follow instructions of supervisors.
Proficiency with hand and power tools commonly used in construction work.
Strong attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work.
Physical stamina to perform tasks that may include heavy lifting, balance.

– Hourly wage: $15 – $20 per hour, commensurate with experience.
– Housing provided: Accommodation will be available in the house being renovated, separate from the section being worked on.
– Potential for extension: The temporary position has the possibility of extension based on project needs and performance.
– Learning opportunity to be part of an experienced team conducting a creative renovation
– Full-time hours: An average of 40 hours per week, allowing for a consistent income.
– Possibility for supplemental labor on the farm
– Community engagement: The farm is located within a vibrant farming community, offering opportunities to connect with fellow farmworkers and families through regular potlucks, social activities and events.

Educational Opportunities: Many -- some construction-related, some vegetable farm-related

Skills Desired: Construction or carpentry skills preferred.

Meals: No, but there are plenty of ecoganically grown vegetables to cook.

Stipend: Yes.

Housing: Yes.

Preferred method of Contact: email