Split Acre Farm
Last Updated On: enero 28th, 2022 at 08:45AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
8115 New Sharon Church Rd
Rougemont, North Carolina, 27572
Primary Contact: Joseph Tedrow
Secondary Contact: Lisbeth Rasmussen
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: On our farm, we grow a diversified selection of seasonal vegetables, cut flowers, and perennial crops. We grow year round in our high tunnels, caterpillar tunnels, and greenhouse. Our cut flower season begins in January and runs through October. We grow a wide variety of specialty cut flowers for florists, grocery stores, and the farmers’ market. Our perennial crops include over half an acre of asparagus and blueberries. For produce, we grow a diverse selection of annual crops including strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, squash and a whole lot more. Although we are not certified we do use only OMRI approved materials and organic practices. Our farm is conveniently located 20 minutes outside downtown Durham.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: February
Internship Ends: Opportunities year round
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Open until position s arefilled.
Minimum Length of Stay: 5 months
We are looking for 2 motivated individuals with an interest in agriculture to join us in our day-to-day operations. Tasks will include but not limited to harvesting, washing vegetables, weeding, planting, farm improvement projects, and greenhouse work. This is a physical job and requires someone who is able to lift up to 50 pounds and work in all types of weather conditions. Experience on a farm is not necessary but is highly valued. The ideal candidate is someone who can maintain a positive attitude while still working efficiently in all of the elements. The positions are for four days a week Tuesday through Friday but anyone interested should apply if this does not fit your schedule.
Educational Opportunities: Gain first hand experience working on a diversified vegetable and flower farm. Participate in CRAFT events, COVID allowing.
Skills Desired: Experience on a farm is not necessary but is highly valued. The ideal candidate is someone who can maintain a positive attitude while still working efficiently in all of the elements.
Meals: Basics are provided for lunch (Bread, produce for salads, dressings) but everyone is welcome to bring what they need.
Stipend: We offer a competitive hourly wage between $13 and $15 that will depend on the experience of the applicant. In addition, employees will be able to take home extra produce and flowers at the end of the day.
Housing: Housing is not provided.
Preferred method of Contact: e-mail