Chickadee Farms NC LLC
Last Updated On: November 18th, 2019 at 11:51AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
980 McLemore Road
Clayton, North Carolina , 27520
Primary Contact: Jenn Sanford Johnson
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Chickadee Farms is a 5 acre intensively managed small produce farm Certified Naturally Grown, the farm uses regenerative/organic practices to grow flowers, herbs and produce. The farm runs a 24 week CSA program, sells to local restaurants and attends 2 Farmer’s Markets where high quality produce and relationships are the top priority. Located on a 350 acre century farm in Clayton, the farm is 30 minutes from Raleigh and has convenient access to local amenities.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Feb-March 2020
Internship Ends: November-December 2020
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months
Work 4 days on farm plus ½ day at a farmer’s market
Intern must own a car and cell phone
Care of Chicken Flocks: opening, feeding, watering and gathering eggs in the morning, closing up at night.
Greenhouse seeding, watering and management
Field preparation, transplanting and seeding crops
Pest and disease scouting
Setting up, managing and pulling out irrigation and landscape fabric, row cover etc.
High Tunnel planting, management and moving
Harvesting and Post Harvest Handling
Alot of Farm Dishes!
Running a Farmer’s Market stand each Saturday
Assistance in Construction/ Maintenance Projects
Strong work ethic required. We seek individuals who are hard-working, motivated, and dedicated to sustainable farming. Productivity, alertness, speed, and problem-solving skills are important for the work required.
Monday-Friday (Thursdays off) 7:30 am-3:30 pm with one hour for lunch break
Saturday: 7:30am-1:30pm (April-November)
Total= 38 hours per week
A small private finished apartment located in the farm’s 100 year old barn
Includes bathroom, shower, kitchen sink, small kitchen area, mini fridge, microwave and ample lighting with a/c unit and space heater.
Extra Storage is available in the barn loft
Educational Opportunities: On Hands Training, workshop opportunities that come up, farm resource library (books)
Skills Desired: Strong work ethic required. We seek individuals who are hard-working, motivated, and dedicated to sustainable farming. Productivity, alertness, speed, and problem-solving skills are important for the work required.
Stipend: Stipend: $500/ month
Preferred method of Contact: email