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Come work on our Farm!

July 21, 2013

Arial view of the farmWolfscratch Farm is seeking full time help to shape the future of our farm. As a small, family run organic farm nestled in the foot hills of the North Georgia Mountains, we have a spectacular setting for our up-and-coming farm. We currently have a variety of outlets for our produce, including a small CSA, community farmers markets, an onsite market, and other onsite activities like classes and farm-to-table dinners. Our farm is close to 2 small communities in Jasper, Ga — Big Canoe and Bent Tree — which have been very supportive of our farming practices and community outreach efforts. Our long term goal is to maximize these relationships to increase community interest in land stewardship and healthful eating.

You will need to be creative, excited, and willing to work hard to help boost our farm to the next level. Current farm work includes helping to maintain our CSA, market, and demonstration gardens for community involvement, keep up with a small orchard, and assist in animal husbandry (goats and chickens). Farm duties include:

  • Assist in organizing and managing our CSA operation
    • Planning, ordering, and managing CSA crop input, rotation, and cultivation
    • Organizing, harvesting for weekly CSA pick-up and delivery options
    • Sales and marketing for our yearly CSA subscriptions
  • Assist in organizing and managing on-farm and community farmers markets
    • Planning, ordering, and managing CSA crop input, rotation, and cultivation
    • Organizing, harvesting for weekly farmers markets
    • Attending and selling produce at farmers markets
  • Assist in crop and farm management operations
    • Planning planting schedules, crop rotation, and cultivation
    • Managing soil health and fertility
    • Controlling pest populations and disease outbreaks
    • Participate in animal husbandry (caring for and feeding animals based on set schedules and procedures)
    • Managing compost and vermiculture programs on the farm
  • Assist in caring for the orchard, demonstration gardens, and general landscaping for farm stand/customer  areas

While this list of farm duties is extensive, these tasks are shared among all farm owners and employees, and you will be encouraged to use our current system of volunteers, interns, and hourly workers to accomplish these tasks. Part of your duties will be to organize the farm workers listed above to maximize their time on the farm and teach them the skills necessary to help with farm management.

Compensation will be based on experience and will include a weekly stipend and as much healthy, organic food as you can eat. Bonuses may also be given based on farm income each season. We do have room for a small trailer, with electrical hookup, if you are interested in living on the farm. Committed workers may be offered part-ownership in some of our farming ventures.

Please email us at wolfscratchfarm@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us on this adventure!

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