Contact informationFarm Address:
7127 Scottsville Road
Scottsville, Virginia , 24590
Primary Contact: Holly Hammond
Secondary Contact: James Hammond
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Whisper Hill Farm intensively grows 4 acres of certified organic vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers. We attend 4 farmers markets, operate a C.S.A., and wholesale to local restaurants and health food stores. We are located 15 miles from downtown Charlottesville and minutes away from the quaint town of Scottsville. For our full farm story visit our website.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: March/April/May 2020
Internship Ends: October/November/December 2020
Number of Internship Available: 4 full-time, 1 part-time
Application Deadline: Until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
Employees will learn and participate in all aspects of running a small vegetable farm. You will receive hands on experience, including greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, harvesting, packaging, and marketing. You will work no more than 4.5 days a week on the farm, and 1 day off the farm attending one of our farme4rs’ markets every Saturday. To apply, please send an email stating your interest and we will provide additional information including our application.
Educational Opportunities: We, the farmers, work alongside our employees everyday. This allows for countless opportunities to discuss and learn all aspects of farming. We are also fortunate to farm in a region that has a strong community of sustainable farms. We have the opportunity to visit these farms throughout the season through scheduled CRAFT tours.
Skills Desired: We are looking for people who have a strong work ethic, love the outdoors, are fascinated by nature, and have a genuine interest in gardening or farming. Farm experience is a plus, but not a must.
Meals: Meals will be on your own, with the exception of an occasional farm lunch/dinner. Vegetables from the farm will be available.
Stipend: Full-time positions:$1600/month + on-farm housing Part-time position: $800/month
Housing: A furnished cottage, including a washer/dryer, is located on the farm. Cottage is equipped with an air conditioning and heating system, and has free wi-fi.
Preferred method of Contact: Email