Fifth Bend Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
1733 Mount Carmel Church Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27517

Primary Contact: Jacob Hill
Primary Phone:
    Number: 6503916735



Internship information
General Farm Description: We have a small farm in the south end of Chapel Hill where we grow organic vegetables and pastured eggs.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: January 2023 (or until filled)
Internship Ends: year round
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 year

Internship Details:

Market Garden Farm Manager

Job Description

We are looking for someone who is passionate about regenerative agriculture, has experience farming and building farm infrastructure projects, is highly systematic, and is not intimidated by learning new things. We need an independent worker who can work closely with the farm owner to consult about the strategic vision for the farm then implement that vision with a large degree of independence.


Weekly tasks will include planting, harvesting, collecting eggs, and working on a number of farm infrastructure projects such as installing new garden beds, installing new greenhouses, etc. $15-$16/hour, 20-40 hours per week depending on skill set. The farm is not yet profitable, but all of the pieces are in place to make a profit this season: we have a roadside farm stand on a highly-trafficked road, we have a small CSA, and are ready to start direct sales to restaurants. We plan on sharing 20% of farm profits with employees.


The market garden farm manager is responsible for the complete operation of the farm. They will work closely with the farm owner who provides strategic oversight. They will be responsible for the management, planning, and control of the farm’s garden and pastured egg operations, a range of farm infrastructure projects, and marketing related tasks.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with owners and farm team to produce the highest quality crops and plants
  • Conduct and manage all field preparations
  • Maintain proper records of full plant life cycle including planting and harvest dates and yield for future analysis
  • Crop harvesting, packing, and delivery
  • Training farm workers
  • Social media, roadside, and direct-to-restaurant marketing

Hours and Work Days

20 to 40 hours per week. Hours will depend on sales and may increase and decrease seasonally.


$15-$16 hourly rate plus profit share


To apply for the position, please send a resume to

Educational Opportunities: There will be many opportunities to learn about regenerative agriculture as you work but this job will not be a good fit for someone with no prior experience.

Skills Desired: Some vegetable farming experience, efficiency, independence, and reliability.

Meals: No, but some shared vegetables

Stipend: $15-16 per hour

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: email