Contact informationFarm Address:
422 Davis Hollow Rd
Liberty, Tennessee, 37095
Primary Contact: Heather Bradley
Secondary Contact: Jonathan Bradley
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Quarter Spring Farm is a 65 acre farm located in Liberty, Tn. We are about 70 miles east of Nashville. We raise dairy goats, meat sheep, meat and egg chickens, a few ducks and plant a large garden every year. Our main source of income for the farm comes from our goat milk soap. The soap and other farm goods are sold at local farmer’s markets.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April 15
Internship Ends: September
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 4/1/21
Minimum Length of Stay: 5 months
This will be a seasonal position, April-August. Our work is seasonal and farm tasks vary depending on the time of year. Our task list includes but certainly is not limited to animal husbandry, gardening, building projects, working at farmer’s markets and making soap, processing chickens, canning and fermenting, cheesemaking and we might make wine this year.
Applicants must be able and willing to lift 50lbs and work in all weather conditions, have a desire to learn about farming and sustainable practices. The ability to communicate and work independently with instruction is very important. We will give two days off every week and those days will vary. Most days will be 8-10 hour workdays with multiple breaks.
Educational Opportunities: Most days on the farm provides learning opportunities if you are open to it. We will teach you everything we know about animals, food, sustainability and business. We have a very diverse operation, and are always trying out new crops or methods. We will be learning about bees, foraging, and regenerative systems this year, and love sharing the learning experience.
Skills Desired: We would love someone with some farm experience but we are willing to teach the right candidate. The qualities that are most important to us in a potential intern are not skill specific or agriculture specific. Being a good communicator, being aware of one's strengths and weaknesses, and being a self-starter are crucial for our operation. Reliability and a curious mind are important to us as well.
Housing: We can provide a guest room in our house to out of town applicants
Preferred method of Contact: Email