Farm Work

We are now accepting applicants for our 2023 season! 

We hire a crew of three to four employees each year, typically from mid-January through mid-December.  Compensation includes a small hourly wage, educational lectures, and produce.  We are particularly interested in working with prospective farmers.  Training the next generation of organic growers is an important part of our mission. 

Our crew works on the farm two days per week – Tuesday and Friday – and sells at our Saturday market once a month. We begin the day harvesting produce for market and spend the afternoons sowing, transplanting, inoculating mushrooms, pruning trees, building fences, and other farm maintenance projects. The crew commutes to the farm as  we do not have on farm housing. 

We are active in CRAFT, an association of area organic growers and their staff which meets monthly to tour other farms and to share information on organic agriculture.

We encourage our crew to take responsibility for many parts of the farm operation – from production to marketing – in order to acquire first-hand experience in the decisions needed to run a small, diversified organic farm.

Contact us at thatchmore@main.nc.us for an application.

 

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