Fair Share Farm – Field Manager

Contact information
Farm Address:
3868 Transou Rd
Pfafftown, North Carolina, 27040

Primary Contact: Elliot Seldner
Secondary Contact: Sophia Annis

Primary Phone:
    Number: 3365292545
    Email: jobs@fairsharefarm.net

Secondary Phone
    Number: 3365294368
    Email: sophie@fairsharefarm.net

    Email: sophie@fairsharefarm.net

Website: https://www.fairsharefarm.net

Internship information
General Farm Description: Fair Share Farm was incorporated in the Fall of 2014 by owners Emma Hendel and Elliot Seldner. After working for other organic /chemical-free farms throughout the Southeast US, Emma and Elliot knew they wanted to run a small farm of their own. Emma utilized her certification as a teacher to financially support the business in its infancy while Elliot set about creating the basic infrastructure of the farm that exists today. Since 2014, the farm has scaled from a 10,000sq’ garden to now including 20 acres of farmland, an acre of greenhouses, barns and sheds, trucks and tractors. The Farm serves families, home consumers and chefs straight from the farm, at farmers’ markets and regional restaurant deliveries. It is with a sense of pride and privilege that the owners and managers of Fair Share Farm, LLC serve their local community and ecosystem by growing the best food that they possibly can, feed as many people as they possibly can and make every effort to provide gainful, meaningful work to their employees. Fair Share Farm is focused on growing delicious, beautiful produce full of integrity. We use organic growing methods and inputs with the intention of growing nutrient dense food. We select methods of production suited to maximize the output of nutrient dense food while taking a stewardship styled approach to resource and ecosystem conservation. We strive to innovate and improve our systems year-over-year. We believe in a philosophy of perpetual learning and education in order to refine our business to serve our soil, customers and employees. By further developing an efficient farm we can make our food more accessible. If our high quality produce is easy to access then we have the capacity to reinvest in the business and the goal of growing the best food that we possibly can.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: Indefinitely
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: April 2024
Minimum Length of Stay: Full growing season

Internship Details:
Job Type: Hourly, Average 35 – 50 hours/week ( busy in summer, less busy in winter ) Hourly Compensation: $20 – $24 per hour ( depending on skill and experience)

Educational Opportunities: -Learn four season organic farming -Professional development leading and managing team members

Skills Desired: ● Read and write English (bilingual Spanish a plus) ● Have a complete understanding of four-season farming including greenhouse growing. ● Able to receive written and verbal instruction from farm owners, interpret instructions and direct employees to fulfill tasks. ● Ability to utilize Mac, PC, Android and Iphone operating systems, generate and maintain spreadsheets, inventories and parts/materials ordering. ● Excellent organizational and time management skills. ● Disposition to thrive working on a cooperative, collaborative team. ● Able to manage a crew of 5 to 10 workers. ● Communicate directly with co-workers and peers. ● Maintain a cooperative, amicable attitude. ● Self-driven and personally motivated to grow great food, feed the community. ● moderate level of skill operating tractors, various tractor implements for vegetable farming. ● Low level of skill in general construction and carpentry ● Valid North Carolina driver’s license. ● Qualified to drive pick-up, sprinter van, and box truck vehicles (under 26,000 GWR). ● Clean driving record – no moving violations for the past three years. ● Flexible schedule (seasonally adjusted starting and ending times and scheduled workdays). ● Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. ● Have legal work status.

Meals: No. Take home produce available and online discount to our farmstand.

Stipend: $20 - $24 per hour (depending on skill and experience)

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: Email