Elysian Fields Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
5925 Oakley Rd.
Cedar Grove, North Carolina , 27231

Primary Contact: Elise Bortz
Primary Phone:
    Number: 919-357-6793
    Email: elysianfieldsfarmnc@gmail.com

Website: http://www.elysianfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Owned and managed by friends and business partners Elise and Beth, the farm sells year round at the Carrboro Farmers Market and operates a 200 member CSA program. In our 20th year of production we presently grow 6 acres of vegetable crops a year with an additional 4 hoophouses. We value our tractor, Paperpot Transplanter and black silage tarps for weed suppression. Come learn how to grow food and operate a profitable business.

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: One person for 1/6/2020, two people for 3/2/2020
Internship Ends: 12/18/2020
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: Now until positions fills
Minimum Length of Stay: Length of commitment

Internship Details:

A successful farm entering it’s 20th year producing high quality produce for a 200 member CSA and local Farmer’s Market. Located in Cedar Grove, a rural town 30 minutes from Chapel Hill and Durham. We offer $10/hour with no housing or $1000/month with housing (for full time) on the farm in an 800 sq/foot (plus screen porch) renovated barn with food from the field.

Educational Opportunities: You will learn a lot about running an efficient and successful farm business by working at this farm. Seed propagation (greenhouse and field), transplanting (timing and successions), crop rotation, weed management, pest and disease management, cover cropping, soil fertility, harvest and post-harvest techniques, marketing and profit/loss budgeting. In addition to on farm learning opportunities, there are also local off farm workshops, list-serves, farm tours, classes and conferences that you can explore on your own. We also participate in our local CRAFT program so you will be able tour and learn from other farms in the area once a month.

Skills Desired: We seek mature interns with a strong work ethic. Experience can be helpful, but is not necessary. A good attitude, people skills and commitment to doing good work is a must. You need to be enthusiastic about farming and learning, enjoy physical work in all kinds of weather and being tired at the end of the day. It is important that interns approach the work on the farm with a sense of urgency and attention to detail.

Meals: On your own

Stipend: $10/hour with no housing or $1000/month with housing in an 800 sq. foot renovated barn

Housing: $10/hour with no housing or $1000/month with housing in an 800 sq. foot renovated barn

Preferred method of Contact: Email