Last Updated On: enero 10th, 2022 at 10:32AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
15120 Planck Lane
Purcellville, --, 20132
Primary Contact: Robert Schubert
Secondary Contact: James Grenier
Number: (202) 487-6493
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Lydia’s Fields is a 10-acre diversified vegetable farm located in a dynamic, collaborative 400-acre farming community in Purcellville, Virginia. We cultivate multiple varieties of heirloom tomatoes, figs, and asparagus, as well as hakurei turnips, arugula, lettuce, herbs, kale, peppers and many other vegetables that thrive in our region with regenerative growing practices. And we have fun doing it! We sell our produce through direct and wholesale channels including a 100+ member CSA, a weekly market in Falls Church, VA, and wholesaling to local restaurants and neighboring farms. We focus heavily on maintaining and restoring soil health and believe that fresh, tasty, healthful food comes by growing it in harmony with nature.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: March 2022
Internship Ends: November 2022
Number of Internship Available: Two (2)
Application Deadline: Rolling deadline
Minimum Length of Stay: 9 months
We are seeking two new farm team members for the 2022 season. Prior farming/gardening experience is a plus, but not required. A commitment to the entire season is expected and farm team members are encouraged to gradually take on more responsibility as they grow into the position.
Seeding, transplanting, weeding/cultivating, mulching, and bed preparation
Harvesting, washing, and packing vegetables
Assisting in greenhouse management, watering, temperature management
Grounds maintenance (weed whipping, mowing, irrigation assistance)
Positive attitude, agility, and willingness to pivot and prioritize based on weather conditions, and market and sales timelines
Ability to lift 50 lbs
Production-minded work ethic and an understanding that cultivation sets the pace, not conversation
Experience with small power tools and lawn equipment a plus
Interested applicants please contact:
James Grenier, Farm Manager
Educational Opportunities: Working at Lydia's Fields provides the opportunity to learn about neighboring flower, vegetable, fruit, and livestock farms.
Skills Desired: Positive attitude, agility, and willingness to pivot and prioritize based on weather conditions, and market and sales timelines Ability to lift 50 lbs Production-minded work ethic and an understanding that cultivation sets the pace, not conversation Experience with small power tools and lawn equipment a plus
Meals: No, but we offer fresh vegetables and figs from the farm.
Preferred method of Contact: E-mail