Our farm is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, not far from the university town of Blacksburg and the little mecca of Floyd. We have 200 acres, mostly wooded and steep, with about 15 acres for fruits and vegetables. We have 2 hoophouses, chickens and pigs. We also have a Christmas tree farm in another county. We are non-certified organic growers and sell at a local farmers market two days a week, and to a CSA. Our main crops are tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, potatoes, beans and melons. In the past we have had interns from the ATTRA site and it has worked out very well. This will be our first time with Grow Food. We would prefer to have Interns who could stay through the season, from anytime soon until October. There is also the option of helping with the Christmas tree and wreath season, when we have 2-3 retail lots. For a intern who comes for the season we can offer garden space to raise his/her own crop for market, or hoophouse space for a season extension crop. In exchange, we need help with all aspects of the planting, tending, and marketing. We are involved with building yurts as a business so our workers
would also have the opportunity to help at yurt raisings and/or help make the frames. Accommodations are in an old (1890s) farmhouse on the property, with wood heat, an outhouse, a shower and full kitchen. It has 3 bedrooms. We prefer help to have a valid drivers license. We are willing to accept pets and children. Meals will be prepared on your own in the old farmhouse but we will provide the cost of groceries. We live in a beautiful area with hiking trails and within an hour of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are both in our 60s and have many years of farming experience to share, but are starting to weaken. We are delighted to see young people taking an interest in sustainable land use!