Sprouting Farms

Contact information
Farm Address:
4661 Sr 3 And 12
Talcott, West Virginia, 24981

Primary Contact: Doug Koenig
Primary Phone:
    Number: 304-466-5175
    Email: contact@sproutingfarms.org

Website: https://www.sproutingfarms.org

Internship information
General Farm Description: Sprouting Farms is a four-season non-profit farm and an education and resource center located in Summers County, WV. We believe that long-lasting impact is created by training new farmers in quality and sustainable production techniques, and by providing shared resources and educational opportunities to the whole farm community. Our programs provide farmers with sound business management and production skills, hands-on apprenticeship and mentorship, and the land and resources necessary to launch and refine their farm businesses. The farm in Talcott, WV is an 86 acre diversified specialty crop farm. We, and our incubator farmers, grow year-round in over 30 high tunnels and greenhouses. We also have several acres in seasonal field production. A demonstration agroforestry program is underway that incorporates an on-farm hiking/biking trail. The farm is located on the beautiful Greenbrier River and sits just outside Hinton, WV where the New, Bluestone, and Greenbrier Rivers converge. We pair the opportunity to learn how to farm vegetables for profit with the love of the outdoors and all these wild and wonderful mountains have to offer.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: May 2022
Internship Ends: Sep 2022
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 3/15/ 22
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Internship Details:

The Sprouting Farms Corp. 501(c3) is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate to join our team this growing season (3-5 months; May-September). Our goal is to maximize access to fresh food across our state while also providing equitable payment to the farmers who work so hard to grow it. Selected applicants will work with the farm’s production team on projects including, but not limited to; vegetable and fruit production, on-site farm stand and mobile market specific production, contract seed-saving production, and integration with incubator farmers.

Summer County WV has a 17% food insecurity rate, the production models you will help implement in 2022 directly offers high quality fresh foods to a community in need while offering opportunities in entrepreneurship and land access. If meeting these complex challenges as part of a diverse team of unique thinkers that pride themselves on approaching this work with a family dynamic, then Sprouting Farms is the right fit for you.

If you are interested please follow this link: https://leeqw1m6xr2.typeform.com/to/ZBO0ZL2n

Educational Opportunities: This is an educational internship and you will be integrated with West Virginia University - Center for Resilient Communities Programming at Sprouting Farms, as well as WWOOFers we host on-site.

Skills Desired: We are looking for motivated students with interests in owning or running a small scale agriculture enterprise, incorporating food system and food access solutions.

Meals: We provide farm lunches, usually vegetarian menu, which participation in the rotational cooking schedule is one responsibility of the position.

Stipend: Yes. We offer a $300 a week living stipend, that is paid bi-weekly via ACH.

Housing: Housing is available at low-cost rent, less than a mile from the farm. You may also camp on site.

Preferred method of Contact: Email