Last Updated On: febrero 2nd, 2024 at 08:08AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
3835 Bowens Rd
Tobaccoville , North Carolina, 27050
Primary Contact: Isaac Oliver
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Harmony Ridge Farms is a family owned farm set in the rolling hills of Tobaccoville, NC. We produce vegetables, melons, pork and eggs. Our HRF label beef is produced in partnership with Randleman Farms of Elon, NC. Kevin and Isaac Oliver (father and son), founded the farm in 2010. As of 2021, Isaac assumed sole ownership and runs the day-to-day operations. He’s joined by Jen St. Clair and Matt Patterson, who help steer the ship and a crew of field workers and drivers. Isaac’s wife Holly helps run the office and provides moral support. Harmony Ridge strives to increase local access to gourmet-quality natural produce and proteins across socioeconomic divides through our CSA, outreach programs, home deliveries, market sales and wholesale operation. We are committed to a sustainable growing system: we employ numerous soil-building techniques in the field, crop rotation, cover cropping and composting. All HRF produce is grown sustainably, without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. Harmony Ridge also acts as a food hub, buying and redistributing some of the finest local and regional produce. Our livestock is raised humanely, outdoors on pasture without exception. 2024 will mark our 15th year of diversified production. Many of our products are sold directly to local families through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and Goodie List delivery service. We attend Cobblestone Farmers Market and run a Farmer’s Market at our barn every Saturday morning. We also service fine restaurants, caterers and co-ops in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte and places in between.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 4/2024 or when available
Internship Ends: 12/204 or when available
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 4/30/24
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 months
Work outdoors with a crew to produce, wash and pack vegetables on a small family farm. Experience preferred but not required.
Tasks include seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, packing, washing vegetables, trellising, pruning and other field/greenhouse related work. We are open to creating a hybrid (horticultural/husbandry) internship for someone interested in learning both sides of the farm. We can help you further your horticultural (or husbandry) educational goals through hands-on learning. This position may lead to larger full-time opportunties on the farm. We are a vibrant, growing business with opportunities for the right individual(s).
Retail sales (farmer’s market) and driving work may also be available on occasion.
Applicant must be physically able to perform sometimes demanding tasks in variable outdoor conditions.
Applicant must also be reliable, diligent and able to work well alone or alongside a crew. A sense of humor is a big plus!
Compensation also includes free produce from the farm as well as discounted eggs and meats. We cannot provide housing.
Educational Opportunities: Horticultural / Husbandry / Tractor
Skills Desired: Farm or gardening/landscaping experience preferred but not required.
Meals: meals not usually provided, on occasion
Stipend: $11/hour for farm interns
Housing: no housing
Preferred method of Contact: email