Kestrel Herb Farm – Farm Worker

Contact information
Farm Address:
55 Lanzi Ledge Rd
Leicester, North Carolina, 28748

Primary Contact: Katie Grear
Secondary Contact: Mike Adams

Primary Phone:
    Number: 828 545 7294

Secondary Phone
    Number: 828 545 7295


Internship information
General Farm Description: Organic medicinal herb farm, flower gardens and pasture. We have slowly transitioned our flower farm and event space into a production herb farm. We sell wholesale and small scale to herbalists, tea companies, local businesses and herb students. Farm is ~ 12 acres in cover crop, pasture, perennials and annuals. Beautiful, quiet valley in western NC. No housing available.

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: 4/1/2024
Internship Ends: 10/20/2024
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 4/1
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 mths

Internship Details:

We are looking for a part time farm worker to assist in production, harvest, and processing of medicinal herbs.

Job Necessities:

  • Physically able to quickly and efficiently perform farm tasks in all outdoor conditions over a 8+ work day
  • open to learning and positivity a must
  • friendly + professional attitude a must
  • able to work independently
  • Reliable transportation to the farm
  • Willing and able to take instruction in learning our farm systems (while of course we are also open to your ideas and want your feedback!)
  • 2-3 days a week – these are flexible
  • pay starts at $12/hr, up to $15/hr after 2 weeks if its a good fit.

Educational Opportunities: Include learning the ins and outs of a new-ish medicinal herb farm and being able to absorb knowledge on pasture farming. Opportunities to learn all about growing, harvesting, and processing medicinal herbs. Farm Worker will see crops they have sown in the greenhouse through planting and harvest. We are also always happy to talk flower farming too as that has been our background for the past 15 years!

Skills Desired: no

Meals: no, but perks include - being in a really beautiful, quiet place, getting free herbs and discounts on bulk herbs as well as grassfed beef, flowers + pond time!

Stipend: yes

Housing: no

Preferred method of Contact: email