The Greer Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
1444 County Road 1125
Daingerfield, Texas, 75638

Primary Contact: Sid Greer
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 903-452-9738
    Email: sidagreer@gmail.com

Website: http://www.greerfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: We are a farm practicing sustainable agriculture techniques seeking to be as organic as practicable. We farm and ranch 250 acres in northeast Texas. We raise some vegetables (spring-summer and fall. In June and July we have a pick-your-own blueberry/blackberry patch and we pick and sell for our own account. Year-round we have egg layers and sell eggs and raise grass fed cattle selling beef and breeding stock. We also raise pasture poultry, grass fed lamb and pasture pigs selling the meat. Farm to fork cooking classes are taught on a scheduled basis at the farm if COVID every ends. There are bee hives on the farm. We make jams and sauces from our berries and local fruit for sale. There are four log cabins and loft apartment on the farm that are rented as part of our agritourism focus. We maintain flower display gardens. We sell in farmer’s markets every Saturday and every three weeks in the Dallas area.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Immediate
Internship Ends: Fall 2022, but open
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: June 1
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Internship Details:

Job covers all activities on the farm. Landscape maintenance, mowing, fence maintenance, weeding, brush clearing, cabin care/cleaning, animal care/feeding, picking and packing berries, jam making, egg collecting/cleaning, work at farmer’s market or delivery farm products and more. Depending on COVID restrictions assist in cooking classes or private dining on the farm


Educational Opportunities: Northeast Texas Community College (which also has some 4 year degree programs/classes) and 2 year degree classes and a sustainable agriculture program, certification classes in welding, culinary arts, etc. (www.ntcc.edu)

Skills Desired: Interest in nutrition is helpful. Preference for someone that has some experience in landscape work and growing and caring for plants and poultry/animals, but not required. Must be quick learner and not afraid to work. You need to have a passion for farming, be reliable; will follow instructions and be able to work without constant supervision. Job tasks cover every aspect of our farm activity from making beds and cleaning cabins, feeding animals, picking and packing berries, weeding, picking and packing berries and vegetables, cleaning berry rows, pruning, planting new plants, assisting in repairs, construction and maintenance, delivering farm products or setting up and selling at farmer’s markets, barn cleaning, etc. You should be non-judgmental, have physical endurance, can focus on detail and have no issue working with other persons on the farm. A majority of your time will be spent outdoors. We sell on the farm, so you need interpersonal skills to react with all types of people.

Meals: no

Stipend: yes

Housing: yes

Preferred method of Contact: email