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: The farm is owned and managed by Elise Bortz and hosts a 350 member CSA program while also selling weekly at the Carrboro Farmers' Market. Entering it's 22nd year in production, the farm presently grows on 4 acres of land. We utulize high tunnels, tractors, the Paperpot Transplanter and black silage tarps for weed suppression. You will learn how to grow food and operate a successful business while working on this farm!

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: 1 person: 6/1/22 + 1 person 7/25/22 until 11/18/22 (4 or 5 days/wk)
Internship Ends: 11/18/2022
Number of Internship Available: Full or part time
Application Deadline: Now until positions fill
Minimum Length of Stay: Length of commitment

Internship Details:

A successful farm producing high quality produce for the past 21 years. We host a 350 member CSA program and sell weekly at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. The farm is located in Cedar Grove, North Carolina, a rural town 30 minutes drive from both Chapel Hill and Durham. We offer $13-$16/hour and are looking for folks to fill out our 2022 crew. Please email a resume and cover letter to Elise at elysianfieldsfarmnc@gmail.com

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.

Skills Desired: In search of 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: 13$-16$/hour based on experience

Housing: Not at this time

Preferred method of Contact: Email