Intern on Market garden farm – Waterbear Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
477 Rain Dance rd ne
Floyd, Virginia, 24091

Primary Contact: richard ursomarso
Secondary Contact: Jesse Robison

Primary Phone:
    Number: 5405779178

Secondary Phone
    Number: 954 229 0909



Internship information
General Farm Description: Facebook, Waterbear Farm CSA. 5 acre market garden using Organic and Biodynamic methods. Small tractors and cool implements and tools used extensively. 25 years and going! Situated in a cool mountain town with lots of music, festivals, and events. Farmers market and wholesale. Good times, good vibes, good water.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: may 1st
Internship Ends: nov 1st
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: april 27th
Minimum Length of Stay: 5 months

Internship Details:

Work with Richie, a 57 year old veteran organic farmer, Jesse (33) the field manager and learn the craft. We grow 30 different veggies + herbs and fruit trees.

Beautiful location to work and live. 10 minutes from town. Nice cabin plus shower, laundry, Wi-Fi, electric, your own kitchen space.

40-50 hrs a week includes Monday thru Friday plus Saturday market. lots of easy hrs. This is not all hard labor. two paid week s off. but not consecutive.

Stipend – 100 a week plus 10% over 500 total sales

Planting harvesting weeding. Lots of info exchange and hands on learning. You will gain skills. This is a learning opportunity to set a foundation for your farm, not just work trade.

We have a good vibe and enjoy the life. Richie is a yogi.

We eat meat. But mainly we eat what we grow. We do not smoke tobacco or drink alcohol.




Educational Opportunities: Hands on learning on farm.

Skills Desired: Must have a valid drivers license and drive to market, 10 minutes from farm. 2 -3 weekends a month using farm van. personal vehicle is not required. bike is great!

Meals: Partial. group meals. free food from fields. intern cabin has kitchen

Stipend: 100 a week plus 15 % of sales over 600.

Housing: yes

Preferred method of Contact: email.