Contact informationFarm Address:
3291 Briery Rd.
Keysville , Virginia ,
Primary Contact: Elli Sparks
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Rob and Elli started farming on a 1/4 acre back yard in downtown Richmond, VA in 2010. Inspired by their commitment, Elli's aunt Liz purchased 31 acres in Keysville, VA in 2012 and invited Elli and Rob to expand their farm. They moved from Richmond with four laying hens and seven ducks. Within a year, the animal menagerie grew to 111 with additional ducks, laying hens, roosters, goats, geese, cattle, dogs, and cats. In 2014, Aunt Liz purchased an additional 80 acres which included a second farmhouse. Today, we manage heritage breed cattle, pigs, chickens, and ducks. We aim to restore top soil, sequester carbon, grow nutrient dense delicious food, and build community. We currently sell direct to consumers at a farmers market in Richmond, VA and via our on-line store. We also wholesale to locally owned natural food stores in Richmond. Products include duck and chicken eggs, pork, beef, vegetables, herbs, and herd-share dairy, cheeses, and cultured milk products. "
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 4/1/2016
Internship Ends: 10/31/2016
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 1/15/2016
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
“Internship will focus on rotational grazing, milking, processing poultry, sustainable gardening, and marketing.
Interns work an average of 6 hours per day, 6 days per week. The eager and enthusiastic intern can work more hours on farm projects.
Educational Opportunities: Interns will learn in-the-field and on-the-job.
Skills Desired: Follows directions (we have a particular way of doing things.) Independent (capable of working on your own once you learn the basics.) Curious (asks questions and eager to understand why and how.) Engaged (willing to speak up with ideas and suggestions that improve efficiency and lower costs.)
Meals: Interns will receive a weekly share of food grown on Abundance Farm.
Housing: Housing is available with access to shared kitchen and bathroom.
Preferred method of Contact: "email, phone, or text"