General Description: Greenbrier Farms is a 300 acre sustainable farm in Easley, South Carolina, which is located 15 minutes west of Greenville, SC in the upstate. We produce 100% Grass Fed Beef, Pastured Pork and Certified Organic vegetables. Greenbrier Farms services a CSA of vegetables and proteins, weekly farmers markets, numerous culinary institutions and retail outlets. We also have a complete agritourism program that includes a premier event space with a DHEC certified kitchen where we host weddings, farm to table dinners, parties and many other private events.
Internship Starts: March 1, 2018
Internship Ends: November 17, 2018
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: January 13, 2018
Meals: commuinal lunches are provided thorughout the week. the remainder of the time we provide food from the farm for your consumption. A full industrial kitchen will be at your disposal at anytime along with your own personal full kitchen.
Skills Desired: *No prior farming experience is needed but a strong interests in sustainable agriculture is desired. a willingness to learn and work hard is required. *Must be physically able to work outside all day and be able to lift 50lbs on a regular basis.
Educational Opportunities: Description of duties:
Garden: annual production planning, plant propagation, watering, transplanting, weeding, irrigation maintenance, crop rotation planning, cover cropping, harvesting, trellising, composting, etc.
Livestock: Although we have livestock, this is predominately a vegetable production internship. There will be plenty of opportunities to work with the animals, but will not be everyday.
CSA management: Harvesting, cleaning, weighing, and bagging vegetables, packing CSA bags, CSA delivery, etc.
Farmers Market: Harvesting and washing vegetables, set up, break down, sales, marketing
Events: event management, kitchen prep, serving, event cleanup, etc.
Marketing: Website updates, CSA email blasts, database email blasts, farm tours and strategic product and event marketing,
Stipend: $100.00 per week(for 30 hrs of work...any hours beyond that are paid by the hour)
Housing: Onsite housing with privates showers and bathroom is provided. On farm transportaion is also provided.
Internship Details: An intern at Greenbrier Farms will experience a truly sustainable, symbiotic, diverse family farm and will acquire knowledge in organic gardening, pasture based animal systems, CSA management, event management and marketing.
How to Apply: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, experience if any, and a short paragraph about what you would like to get out of an internship at Greenbrier.
Contact: email email@example.com or call 864-855-9782