Last Updated On: February 4th, 2021 at 03:47PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
5290 Bellair Farm
5290 Bellair Farm
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902
Primary Contact: Michelle McKenzie
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Bellair Farm is a beautiful, 900 acre farm located in scenic southern Albemarle County, Virginia, near Charlottesville. The farm is home to our vegetable and livestock operation as well as a sheep dairy and a beef cattle operation. We are a 23-acre, 330-member certified organic vegetable CSA located on historic Bellair Farm. We raise 60 hogs a year, and have a large flock of laying hens; both in pasture based rotational systems. Every year we are doing our best to improve our work life, lift up our employees, and give back to our soil. We manage multiple locations where CSA Members pick up their share, either in town or on farm. We participate in several weekly farmers markets where we do pre-order and walk up sales. Our business is a big, bustling one full of unexpected events, drop-in visitors and volunteers, and plenty of hard work. We have continued to operate safely amid the pandemic and are excited to keep serving our community by providing high-quality nutrient dense foods. We greatly value diversity, honesty, transparency, resiliency, and positivity.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: March 1-15
Internship Ends: November 15-30th
Number of Internship Available: N/A
Application Deadline: N/A
Minimum Length of Stay: 9 Months
We are hiring hourly field workers to work with us on our vegetable crew. The work is hard, hot and dirty but also very rewarding. We have a close knit work culture are looking for folks who are self motivated, flexible, and have a good attitude. Farming experience is a plus but not required. Some familiarity with manual labour is important.
Educational Opportunities: Attending CRAFT tours and a small educational stipend for Full-Time workers.
Skills Desired: Farm experience is a plus but not required. Some familiarity with manual labor is important. Duties and Responsibilities: Seeding Transplanting Harvest, Harvest, Harvest Wash/Pack CSA pick-up Weeding Field Cleanup Requirements: Ability to repeatedly lift and carry 50 lbs Able to work in the heat, rain, or cold A desire to perform repetitive tasks with speed and quality in mind
Stipend: We pay $10 an hour
Preferred method of Contact: email