Contact informationFarm Address:
110 Quarterhorse Pl
Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414
Primary Contact: Vanessa
Secondary Contact: Rob
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Hello!! We are an organic vegetable farm located on 7 acres of 350 acres of historic property in Charles Town, WV. We lease our land from The Claymont Retreat and Permaculture Center- which also has opportunities for interns/wwoofer’s! We are about 1-2 hours from Baltimore and D.C. and only 15 minutes from historical Harper's Ferry. We are currently running a medium sized production farm, serving three farmers markets on weekends. We are looking for awesome people to come and help out! There are opportunities for working at the farm, the farmers market and at the retreat and permaculture center. Weekly activities may include weeding, harvesting, cleaning, seeding, pruning, mowing, moving dirt, bed preparation, building and repair, transplanting, weed whacking, watering, value-added products, online store/social media, farmer's market work; also meal preparation, set up and cleaning at the retreat center (currently closed due to covid) and tending to the permaculture garden. There are many opportunities in the surrounding area as well. We have lots of friends on other farms and properties practicing herbalism, alternative building, permaculture, social events, ETC!! Not to mention tons of nearby hiking, kayaking, tubing, historical locations, cute little towns and lots of other exploring to do!!
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Spring
Internship Ends: Fall
Number of Internship Available: 2 (couples preferred but not required)
Application Deadline: End of March
Minimum Length of Stay: 5 months
Interns will be expected to preform all tasks on the farm. From prepping the land for planting all the way up to farmer’s market duties… Full time hours expected: 5 days a week, 40 hours. Some time off allocated for off-site educational opportunities with pre-planning.
Educational Opportunities: Other than the on-site learning opportunities, we have several connections with other permaculture, herbal, vegetable and livestock farms.
Skills Desired: Some farm or gardening experience required. We just want you to know the difference between what is a weed and what is NOT! :) Also, we do not want anyone who would be shocked to learn that we work in super hot or cold weather and on rainy days!!
Meals: Staples provided, such as, rice, quinoa, beans, oats, variety of dried goods, oils, vinegars, seasonings, unlimited vegetables from the farm and occasional goodies from the farmer's markets.
Stipend: Depending on commitment- $100-300/ a week
Housing: Depending on how many interns, volunteers or workers we have committed, housing could be camping, a room, converted shed or bell tent. Sleeping arrangements are private but most other spaces are shared. There is also space for your personal vans/trailers/campers... (Because of shared space, a pre-arrival quarantine and negative covid test is required!)
Preferred method of Contact: email, if contacted first by phone, text preferred