Contact informationFarm Address:
8115 New Sharon Church Rd
Rougemont , North Carolina , 54411
Primary Contact: Joe Tedrow
Secondary Contact: Lisbeth rasmussen
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: On our farm, we grow a diversified selection of seasonal vegetables, cut flowers, perennial crops, and pastured poultry. We grow year round in our high tunnels, caterpillar tunnels, and greenhouse. Our cut flower season begins in February and runs through October. Our perennial crops include over half an acre of asparagus and blueberries. For poultry, we raise Freedom Rangers and do all of the chicken processing on farm. Although we are not certified we do use only OMRI approved materials and organic practices. Our farm is located 20 minutes outside downtown Durham.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 3/1/2019
Internship Ends: 10-31-2019 but potential for work beyond this date
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: open until positions filled
Minimum Length of Stay: five months
We are looking for motivated individuals that can maintain a good attitude while working through the elements. Tasks include but are not limited to greenhouse work, weeding, planting, harvesting, post harvest handling, animal care/chicken processing (if interested), and working at a farmers' market. It is a physical job so individuals should be able to lift up to 50lbs. There are two part time positions available (10-20 hours).
Educational Opportunities: Gain first hand experience working on a diversified vegetable and flower farm. Opportunities for learning about raising and processing poultry are available if interested.
Skills Desired: Previous farm experience is valued but not necessary. Individuals should be hard working and be able to maintain a good attitude while performing physical labor. Those that are interested and looking to pursue a career in farming will be given priority. As previously mentioned, it is a physical job so the ability to lift more than 50 lbs and be on your feet all day are required. There will be work at a farmers' market so good customer service is a must. Scheduling will be discussed during interviews. If interested, please send all inquiries and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meals: meals are not provided but there will be access to vegetables during the work day
Stipend: we offer a competitive hourly wage that will depend on the experience of the applicant with opportunities for raises during the season. In addition, employees will be able to take home extra produce and flowers at the end of the day.
Housing: housing is not available
Preferred method of Contact: e-mail