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Elysian Fields Farm
5925 Oakley Rd.
Cedar Grove, NC 27231
Contact: Elise Bortz
Last Updated: 01-15-2019
General Description: We are a successful farm producing high quality sustainably grown vegetables for our CSA and local Farmer's Market for the past 18 years. We host a 170 member Spring/Summer CSA program, a 100 member Fall/Winter CSA program and sell at the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Farmer's Market on Saturday's. Cedar Grove is a quiet and beautiful rural town located just 30 minutes from Chapel Hill and Durham. Both are vibrant college towns that offer a lot socially and culturally.
Internship Starts: 4-1-19
Internship Ends: 9-27-19
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: Now until positions filled
Minimum Length of Stay: Full Season
Meals: On your own
Skills Desired: We seek mature interns with a strong work ethic. Experience can be helpful, but is not necessary. A good attitude, people skills and commitment to doing good work is a must. You need to be enthusiastic about farming and learning, enjoy physical work in all kinds of weather and being tired at the end of the day. It is important that interns approach the work on the farm with a sense of urgency and attention to detail.
Educational Opportunities: You will learn a lot about running an efficient and successful farm business by working at this farm. Seed propagation (greenhouse and field), transplanting (timing and successions), crop rotation, weed management, pest and disease management, cover cropping, soil fertility, harvest and post-harvest techniques, marketing and profit/loss budgeting. In addition to on farm learning opportunities, there are also local off farm workshops, list-serves, farm tours, classes and conferences that you can explore on your own (with our help and a $200 educational stipend for the year). We also participate in our local CRAFT program so you will be able tour and learn from other farms in the area once a month. If you are curious, you will have ample opportunity to learn how to use our Paperpot Transplanter.
Stipend: We are looking for one more full time person to fill out our crew for the season!
$10/hour starting wage, a $200 workshop stipend for the season, 1 week paid vacation in August, left over produce from market and registration to the annual CFSA conference in November. Housing is not included in this position.
Housing: Not provided
Preferred method Of Contact: Email
Internship Details: We have one position left to fill for 2019. For full time (5 days a week) we offer a $10/hour starting wage, a $200 workshop stipend for the season, 1 week (5 days) paid vacation in August, left over produce from market and registration to the annual CFSA conference in November. Housing is not included in this position.
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