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Farm Address:
619 Camp Joy Rd

Zionville, North Carolina , 28698

Position Description:
Farmers work closely with crew members to build a strong team and positive work environment. In general, apprenticeships involve learning by doing, and through the process of doing the work of the farm, crew members will have the opportunity to gain experience in greenhouse management, transplanting techniques, soil fertility, weed control, pest management, irrigation, composting, harvesting, marketing, equipment use/maintenance, record keeping, Biodynamic preparations and livestock management. We have "point positions" which allow crew members to focus their experience on one area of the farm, while still gaining plenty of exposure to other areas. Our point positions include greenhouse, livestock, packshed,...
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Internship Starts: march-april
Internship Ends: october-november

Farm Address:
856 Brooks Rd.

Sunshine, North Carolina , 28018

Position Description:
"Visit our website's "work opportunities" page for even more information and an application for the apprenticeship position! http://awayoflifefarm.com/A_Way_of_Life_Farm/Work_Opportunities.html <br><br> Farming really is a way of life and it is truly meaningful work! Apprentices take part in various aspects of the farm from vegetable seed to harvest, livestock chores, marketing, and perennials, but will spend the vast majority of time (approx 90%) growing vegetables. A combination of organic and sustainable practices including no-till raised beds, cover cropping, Kinsey-Albrecht method, keyline plowing, Holistic Management, and permaculture design are used throughout our land. We start our own vegetable transplants from seed and propagate...
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Internship Starts: February-April
Internship Ends: November-December and beyond

Farm Address:
5925 Oakley Rd.

Cedar Grove, North Carolina , 27231

Position Description:
A successful farm entering it's 20th year producing high quality produce for a 200 member CSA and local Farmer's Market. Located in Cedar Grove, a rural town 30 minutes from Chapel Hill and Durham. We offer $10/hour with no housing or $1000/month with housing (for full time) on the farm in an 800 sq/foot (plus screen porch) renovated barn with food from the field.

Internship Starts: One person for 1/6/2020, two people for 3/2/2020
Internship Ends: 12/18/2020

Farm Address:
4720 Bahama Road

Rougemont, North Carolina , 27572

Position Description:
TWO INTERNSHIPS! (Yes, we would welcome a couple.) We're seeking a full-time (typically 40-45 hours/week) farmhand to handle 3-5 milking shifts/week, plus herd care, setup/takedown of portable electric fencing, mucking, and using the tractor to spread manure and for other tasks. In winter months, we'll be focusing more on farm maintenance and building tasks. Must have prior farm experience, preferably livestock, and be able to lift at least 50 pounds multiple times a day; must be able to walk 4-5 miles in a day (not every day, but when setting up/taking down a paddock). You'd have some morning shifts and...
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Internship Starts: asap
Internship Ends: December 2019, or long-term; potential for advancement. We do have winter work for folks.

Farm Address:
298 Sluder Branch Rd

Leicester , North Carolina , 99357

Position Description:
Work is 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with 2 one hour breaks MTWFri, 6am-12 on Thursday and Saturdays. We work rain or shine in all temps. Work includes transplanting, cultivating, harvesting, market, cattle duties (setting up fence, moving, calf watch), chicken duties (watering, feeding, collecting eggs, washing and packing eggs), mowing, and seeding. Interns will rotate selling at the Saturday markets each week.

Internship Starts: May/June 2019
Internship Ends: August-October 2019

Farm Address:
3005 Lonesome Rd.

Cedar Grove, North Carolina , 27231

Position Description:
Position Summary: Under the direction and guidance of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will direct, plan, organize, staff, motivate, and manage a community garden and farm ministry which carries out our mission. Position is full-time, salaried, with benefits. Duties of this position include: • Strategic planning and board communication – Work with the Board of Directors to plan and implement the programs to best fit the mission using resources available, attend board meetings, report to the board. • Financial reporting and oversight – Prepare financial reports, maintain the operating budget of the organization, follow all applicable laws and...
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Internship Starts: October 1, 2019
Internship Ends: indefinite

Farm Address:
1860 Charlotte Hwy

Fairview, North Carolina , 28730

Position Description:
We hire up to six people who live and work on the farm. We have various living quarters, from school buses, to individual cabins, to rooms in a cabin. There are two shared kitchens, showers, and bathrooms. Our schedule is generally 7:30 to 5:30 Monday and Wednesday, 7-5 Tuesday and Friday, and 7:30 to 1 Thursday and Saturday. We are seeking 2 great individuals to join our team in August, to work through the end of October. We provide internet access, washer and dryer, and food from the farm. We start at $150/week with a $100 food stipend per month.

Internship Starts: August
Internship Ends: October

Farm Address:
4178 Bluebird Dr

Morganton, North Carolina , 28655

Position Description:
See WorkAtBluebirdFarm.blogspot.com or email us for full description and application for Vegetable Apprenticeship and Assistant Grower. VEGETABLE APPRENTICESHIP: 5 days/week, rotating weekend schedule. Your focus will be learning and working in our vegetable gardens on projects and harvesting beautiful vegetables with our team of 6 people. Learn by doing and growing. We explain and explore our agricultural practices, techniques, and business decisions as we work, with a focus on performing tasks efficiently in the field. Most of your time is with the farmers in a small crew growing vegetables; transplanting seedlings, cultivating (weeding) with hand tools, record keeping, insect and...
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Internship Starts: Late August-September 2019
Internship Ends: November/December 2019

Farm Address:
211 Fickle Creek Crossing
Efland, North Carolina , 27243

Position Description:
*Seasonal Farm Apprentice** Now through November 27, 2019 with opportunities to stay longer. $600 per month with $100 increase every 3 month and a $100 bonus per month completion bonus. Potential increases based on experience and performance. Focus on vegetable production and all aspects of livestock chores including egg collection, cattle moves, lambing and calving, tagging, etc. This live-on-the-farm, hands-on experience is for individuals who have some farm experience, but would like to gain additional skills on a diverse, sustainable farm. Ability to work independently, as well as interact constructively with others is key. Benefits include on-farm housing, a share...
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Internship Starts: 7/1/2019
Internship Ends: 11/27/2019

Farm Address:
90 Bald Creek Rd.

Leicester, North Carolina, 28748

Position Description:
The apprenticeship at Full Sun Farm is an immersive farming experience. You will live and work on the farm, seeing it in all weathers, all lights and moods. Skills you will learn and jobs you'll do include field observation, greenhouse work, planting, cultivating and harvesting of vegetables and cut flowers, pest management, machine maintenance and repair, irrigation, season extension, efficient systems set-up and work methods, work with CSA members and other volunteers, selling at farmer's markets and marketing. You will also live and work with up to three other apprentices, sharing mid-day meals, farm jobs, and a bathroom! Most days...
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Internship Starts: 6/21/2019
Internship Ends: 10/31/2019

Farm Address:
841 Sand Ridge Road

Millers Creek, North Carolina , 28651

Position Description:
Daily activities vary greatly both throughout the day and throughout the season. We begin in February, March and April with a heavy transplanting/seeding schedule, with some cultivation and field preparation. Planting continues in May, but with the addition of a lot of harvesting, washing and packing produce for markets/CSA. We do some mulching, trellising, cultivating, and other general crop care activities. There will be opportunities to learn and do equipment maintenance as well as whole farm management. The team will be expected to manage the farm without us for a few days in August or September (after everyone returns from...
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Internship Starts: Immediately
Internship Ends: August 31, 2019

Farm Address:
433 Crawford Cemetery Rd

Sylva, North Carolina, 28779

Position Description:
During the season, there are farm things to be done Monday through Saturday afternoon. Generally, Interns work Monday-Friday. Justin and Candace go to two separate farmers markets on Saturday Morning, an we ask for interns to cover the animal chores that morning. There may be an occasion where we ask you to do a market shift, in which case you could have time off at another point in the week. We also may ask you to farm sit for a night or two over a weekend. Other than that, Interns have Saturday and Sunday off. As stated above, the bulk...
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Internship Starts: as soon as you are available
Internship Ends: 10/31/2019

Farm Address:
307 Amberhill Rd

Yadkinville, North Carolina , 27055

Position Description:
We enjoy hosting visitors mainly for the opportunities to interact, make friends, share the food and farm things we’re passionate about, to inspire an appreciation in visitors for homegrown food and homegrown farming, and to teach and mentor (and also learn from) people interested in doing the same kind of things we’re doing. Having visitors stay on the farm with us and help allows us to integrate visitors in our family farm, to share our farming lifestyle and homegrown meals while continuing with the substantial demands and work of our farm life. We (Eric and Melissa) are both full-time farmers....
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Internship Starts: Anytime
Internship Ends: Anytime

Farm Address:
390 North Fork Road

Barnardsville 25 minutes N of Asheville , North Carolina , 8080

Position Description:
APPRENTICESHIPS: In 2019, we have one remaining opening for an assistant farmer or apprentice who will work closely with our field manager, two assistant farmers, and the farm owners. Our apprentices are aspiring organic farmers who work five days a week in the field with weekend market responsibilities and rotating weekend farm chores (like attending market, harvesting shiitakes, and watering the prop house). They live in a house on the farm which includes private bedrooms, a dining area, and two kitchens. Compensation includes housing, lunch stipends on work days, veggies, and a $550-$700 a month stipend, depending on experience. We...
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Internship Starts: 4/1/2019
Internship Ends: October-December. We also offer opportunities for multi-year employment.

Farm Address:


Rougemont , North Carolina , 42140

Position Description:
South Wind Produce is seeking two more full-time crew members to join our team. Crew members work alongside crew leader and farm owners in all areas of crop production and harvest. Tasks include greenhouse seeding, transplanting, harvest and prep crops for market, weeding and general farm upkeep. Crew members work 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, 40-50 hours per week. Please visit our website for more information about our farm and the position: http://southwindproduce.com/work-with-us/

Internship Starts: 4/1/2019
Internship Ends: 11/25/2019

Farm Address:
8115 New Sharon Church Rd

Rougemont , North Carolina , 54411

Position Description:
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).

Internship Starts: 3/1/2019
Internship Ends: 10-31-2019 but potential for work beyond this date

Farm Address:
1000 McLemore Road

Clayton , North Carolina , 27253

Position Description:
Apprenticeship Goals: An apprentice is an individual interested in receiving hands-on training in all aspects of a trade from preparing the fields to selling at markets. Successful apprentices are active learners, have clear goals, and push their mentors to provide the information they need. Questions and curiosity often spurs innovation! You are seriously considering farming as a career goal. This position is intended to prepare you for the experience of starting and operating your own commercial farm. An Apprentice is Expected to: Live on Farm: we will eat lunch and dinner together in the farmhouse. It is important you respect...
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Internship Starts: 3/1/2019
Internship Ends: 11-31-2019

Farm Address:
57 Sugar Hollow Rd
Fairview , North Carolina , 3086

Position Description:
"Farm interns play a vital role in the day-to-day operation of farming practices on our 300+ acre farm in Fairview, NC. During the 1-year time commitment, interns will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of livestock farming, berry and apple cultivation, and a variety of farm maintenance skills including carpentry and plumbing. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Feeding pigs, cows, goats, chickens, and turkeys as needed Fence repair and pasture/fence line mowing Assisting with farrowing General livestock care as needed Farmers market sales Pruning apple trees and berry bushes Equipment maintenance and repairs Repairing water lines and electric fencing Poultry...
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Internship Starts: 3/1/2019
Internship Ends: 2/29/2020

Farm Address:
PO Box 138
CEDAR GROVE , North Carolina , 80503

Position Description:
"Crew Member Job Description: We are looking for two seasonal crew members to join our team, from April 30 - December 12 (33 weeks). Both crew members will work 16 hrs/wk from 8 am - 4 pm, with a one-hour lunch break. In order to share the harvest and field work project tasks, one crew member will work Tuesday/Wednesday, and one crew member will work Wednesday/Thursday. ? Willing and able to perform a variety of detailed and physically demanding farm tasks in all kinds of weather. Tasks include harvesting, greenhouse production, field planting, crop management and harvest processing. In general,...
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Internship Starts: 4/30/2019
Internship Ends: 12/12/2019

Farm Address:
841 Sand Ridge Road
Millers Creek-near Boone , North Carolina , 98620

Position Description:
"Daily activities vary greatly both throughout the day and throughout the season. We begin in February, March and April with a heavy transplanting/seeding schedule, with some cultivation and field preparation. Planting continues in May, but with the addition of a lot of harvesting, washing and packing produce for markets/CSA. We do some mulching, trellising, cultivating, and other general crop care activities. There will be opportunities to learn and do equipment maintenance as well as whole farm management. The team will be expected to manage the farm without us for a few days in August or September (after everyone returns from...
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Internship Starts: 3/18/2019
Internship Ends: 11-19-2019 or 9-30-2019

Farm Address:
1021 Dimmocks Mill Road
Hillsborough , North Carolina , 6090

Position Description:
"We employ between 2 to 4 interns each season. We provide a place to live and learn in a family environment and want hard working, motivated, dedicated, and creative individuals as interns. All interns will work 40 to 50 hours a week tending the organic gardens and pasture raised animals. Room, board and small stipend are provided. If interested, send education and work history including any special skills (tractor, chainsaw, carpentry, mechanics, etc), and a paragraph or two on why you are interested in interning at Coon Rock Farm. For more farm details check out the website."

Internship Starts: Positions open now and through out the year
Internship Ends: open

Farm Address:
3872 Dillard Rd
Highlands , North Carolina , 19438

Position Description:
"A Farm Hand intern can work independently, ensuring critical needs of the farm are met. Additionally, a Farm Hand intern is expected to lead harvests, post-harvest processing, markets, and other necessary farm activities if either Farm co-managers are unavailable to do so. In the fulfillment of these duties, this position will experience both formal (e.g. tractor lessons, farm planning) and informal (""learning in the field?) farm manager training opportunities throughout the season. Their responsibilities and duties are dependent upon individual interests and experience, and will grow with the evolution of the farm as a whole. Farm Hand duties and responsibilities...
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Internship Starts: 5/1/2019
Internship Ends: 11/30/2019

Farm Address:
5780 Mulberry Church Road

Lenoir , North Carolina , 28645

Position Description:
We value individuals who have a positive attitude, good comprehension skills, and the ability to self motivate themselves to see tasks to completion, in spite of rigor and monotony. When and if issues arise, we value individuals who are able and willing to resolve issues in a respectful manner. Employees/Apprentices at New Life Farm should posses a degree of physical fitness and endurance. Being able to work outside in a variety of elements is important. Employees must provide their own means of transportation, as well as posses a valid Driver's License. At New Life Farm, we try to operate as...
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Internship Starts: 3/18/2019
Internship Ends: 11/22/2019

Farm Address:

Boone , North Carolina , 93907

Position Description:
"****EMAIL resume/inquiry to trebuchethill@gmail.com*** Come help us change the world everyday! We use organic methods, human scale tools, non-GMO seed (mostly heirloom) and no synthetic pesticides. We focus on building the soil, raising chickens, keeping bees and taking care of 16 acres of mostly wooded mountainside. We sell at several area Farmers Markets, Retail stores, Restaurants and on High Country Food Hub! No experience is necessary, but a willingness to learn and a love of the outdoors is a great start! Unlike many other opportunities, we give you an opportunity to learn ALL aspects of production farming, including the systems...
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Internship Starts: 3/1/2019
Internship Ends: 10/31/2018

Farm Address:
9836 Allison Rd.
Cedar Grove , North Carolina ,

Position Description:
We are looking for two people to work approximately two-three days a week.

Internship Starts: 19-Mar
Internship Ends: 19-Sep