Nourishing Acres


Contact information
Farm Address:
242 Persimmon Hill Lane
Cedar Grove, North Carolina, 27231

Primary Contact: Keith Marshall
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 9197174625
    Email: farmers@nourishingacres.com

Website: https://www.nourishingacres.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Nourishing Acres is a 7-acre Certified Organic vegetable farm located in Cedar Grove, NC. We produce certified organic vegetables for 3 Triangle area farmer’s markets, run a 50+ member Veggie Share CSA program, and sell to a local grocery store co-op and an on farm vegetable stand. We are entering our 7th year of production, and look forward to continuing to grow our farm and our business with the help of our great farm crew members! We love what we do and look forward to having enthusiastic people of all backgrounds join our team!

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: March-April 2021
Internship Ends: November 2021
Number of Internship Available: 4
Application Deadline: ongoing
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months (full season)

Internship Details:

Our #1 goal as a farm is to provide our customers, employees, and family with delicious, certified organic vegetables from our land. We strive to produce the best quality vegetables we can, and we try our very best to create an environment on our farm that accomplishes that goal while at the same time creating a workplace that is fun and uplifting.
 
Farm Crew Members can expect to work 35-40 hours per week, in all weather conditions. We love hiring folks who have experience working in agriculture, but understand that not everyone has had that experience. We welcome all applicants to apply. Work includes, but is not limited to, greenhouse seeding, harvest and post-harvest handling of vegetables, weeding, irrigation, transplanting, and working our farmer’s market stands. This is a great opportunity to learn more about vegetable farming, and specifically, running a certified organic operation. Crew Members are encouraged to actively participate in learning more about sustainable agriculture, and the farm owners are more than willing to help facilitate that learning.

Farm Crew Member pay starts at $11-$13/hr. depending on experience (paid daily 40 minute lunch included). We are hiring 3 full time and 1 part time crew members for the 2021 season. We are a year round vegetable farm, and usually have 2-3 individuals work with us through the winter; winter work opportunities will be discussed with individuals during their quarterly reviews. We also offer 1 week (5 days) paid vacation for each of our full season employees. Crew Members are encouraged to use as much farm produce (within reason) as they need. Valid drivers license will be requested prior to hiring. 


Educational Opportunities: There are ample opportunities to learn about organic vegetable farming and marketing on our farm. One of the best learning opportunities was participating in our CRAFT group. Unfortunately, we are unsure when CRAFT meetings will resume due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We love what we do and are eager to share our experiences with our crew members!

Skills Desired: Past farming experience is preferred, but not required. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about learning how to grow organic veggies. If you are passionate about working outside and being a team member dedicated to the idea of providing our community with healthy food, we're interested in having you join our team.

Meals: no

Stipend: This is an hourly position. Pay starts at $11-13/hr. depending on experience.

Housing: no

Preferred method of Contact: email