Perry-winkle Farm – 2-3 Farm Employees

Farm/Organization Name: Perry-winkle Farm
Contact Name: Cathy Jones + Mike Perry
Contact Email: perrywinklefarm@aol.com
Location: Chatham County
Region: Triangle NC

Farm Description – Basic information about what is produced on your farm.: Perry-winkle Farm grows a diverse mix of crops for 3 weekly farmers’ markets. Our vegetable production includes an emphasis on specialty potatoes, peppers, alliums, salad and cooking greens. We also grow three seasons of cut flowers for mixed bouquet sales at market; and we provide flowers for weddings and other special events. Pastured poultry is an increasingly important segment of our operation. We have over 300 laying hens and will raise 1,500 broilers this season. The farm is located in central North Carolina, just 10 miles from Chapel Hill (home of UNC-CH); and we are 12 miles from Pittsboro (site of the Central Carolina Community College’s Sustainable Farming Program).
Number of Available Positions: 2 full time or 3 part-time
Job/Internship Description: We are looking for 2 or 3 employees this season to help with all aspects of our farm work. Activities will include greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, prepping products for market. There will be opportunities to learn: drip irrigation, soil fertility, crop rotations, cover crop utilization, marketing, and all aspects of our pastured poultry systems.
Job/Internship Start & End Dates: mid/late Feb until Thanksgiving
Qualifications: Experience is not required, but we are looking for folks with strong bodies, realistic picture of what “farm work” really entails, “can do” attitudes, strong work ethics and the ability to “play well with others”.
Salary/Compensation: competitive wages/ depends on experience
Application Instructions: Email us to set up an appointment for an interview- it is helpful is you include your work experience and contact information for atleast two references. 919.933.6189
Website: https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-perrywinkle/
Closing Date: until all positions filled

 

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