Contact informationFarm Address:
15120 Planck Lane
Purcellville, Virginia , 20132
Primary Contact: Robert Schubert
Secondary Contact: Amy Page
Number: (202) 487-6493
Number: (616) 990-4114
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: As of July 17, we have filled the open positions. Located in Loudoun County, Virginia's burgeoning winery and brewery scene, Lydia's Fields cultivates a variety of scrumptious heirloom tomatoes, hakurei turnips, arugula, lettuce, herbs, kale, peppers, other vegetables, and figs using sustainable practices on 10 acres of land.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: Rolling basis beginning on July 4, 2020
Internship Ends: The 2020 season will end in the middle of November.
Number of Internship Available: Two (2)
Application Deadline: Rolling deadline
Minimum Length of Stay: five (5) months from July 1, 2020
As of July 17, we have filled the open positions.
We are seeking one or two Farm Workers to help sow seeds, transplant, weed, prep beds and fields, harvest, wash, pack, and market a wide range of vegetables and multiple varieties of figs at Washington D.C. farmers markets, a new May-September CSA program, and restaurants.
You also will gradually take on more responsibilities as you grow into the position. As of today, July 4, applicants must stay at least the remainder of the 2020 growing season, which runs from the first week of April through early November (35-40 hours/week). A commitment for the entire growing season is required. Compensation includes $10/hour AND comfortable accommodations in a new, spacious, and gorgeous barn apartment (includes Internet, dishwasher and clothes washer and dryer) FREE of charge (i.e., no rent). The free housing accommodations are equivalent to about $1,500 rent in Loudoun County.
A high school degree is required; however, a college degree or attending college is preferred; previous farm/gardening experience is not required, but having these skills is a plus. If you are curious, hardworking, detail-oriented, observant (i.e., notice how things might a have changed from one day to the next), tolerant, friendly, able to take and follow directions (but also point out problems), a self-starter (don’t need a lot of hand-holding) and dedicated, email a cover letter, resume and at least one reference to Robert Schubert (Farm Owner) and Amy Page (Farm Manager).
Educational Opportunities: Working at Lydia's Fields provides the opportunity to learn about neighboring flower, vegetable, fruit, and livestock farms.
Skills Desired: No, but strongly prefer (not require) some experience in farming and gardening. You must demonstrate a strong work ethic and able to do more than the immediate task at hand. For example, if you're instructed to execute a task, but you see a tool that could be picked up on your way back to the barn, then take it upon yourself to do so.
Meals: No, but we do have plenty of vegetables.
Stipend: $10 per hour.
Housing: Yes -- comfortable accommodations in a new, spacious, and gorgeous barn apartment (includes Internet, dishwasher and clothes washer and dryer) FREE of charge (i.e., no rent)
Preferred method of Contact: E-mail