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We cultivate 5 acres of diverse vegetables on leased land in Marshall. Everything is grown in accordance with organic standards but the farm is not certified. We grow for two farmers markets a week in Asheville, a 30-member CSA, and some restaurants and a natural food stores. 2017 will mark the 7th year that the farm has been in operation.
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You can find our products at the Asheville City Market, West Asheville Tailgate Market, in our CSA, Table Restaurant (Asheville), Cucina 24 (Asheville), Gan Shan Station (Asheville), and Madison Natural Foods (Marshall).

About purchasing from Paper Crane Farm...

“I think Joe provides the best quality and most beautiful produce while providing, as well, a wide variety. His booth at the market is always the most crowded, and for good reason! Joe works extremely hard, has had setbacks (drought, flood, storm), but remains determined and cheerful. I hope to be a CSA member at Paper Crane for a long, long time!”

- Virginia, CSA member

“Paper Crane Farm has the highest standards of any farm I've ever worked with. His produce is beautiful every time!”

- Wholesale buyer

Our work schedule…

Positions are available April thru October for full-time and part-time workers, and June thru August for part-time work and volunteers.

Mondays and Fridays are harvest days that start at 7 or 8 depending on time of year. On harvest days we pick, wash/process and pack produce for markets, CSA, and wholesale accounts. Tuesdays and Saturdays are market days when I go to market for the farm. Typically, workers are off these days, but I am open to workers doing market from time to time given the right candidate. Wednesdays and Thursdays can be anything from seeding, weeding, planting, irrigating, building, to harvesting. These are full days where we need to get multiple things done.

Compensation offered...

We pay $9/hour to start with potential to move to $10/hour if experience is evident and everyone is on the same page. Produce is provided for workers on harvest days. Educational opportunities such as CRAFT farm tours will be available if desired.

Our farm is a member in the CRAFT network.

Our location...

Marshall is a quaint town and supportive community 30 minutes outside of Asheville, full of farmers, artists, musicians, builders, and plenty of creative outlets. We are close to Hot Springs where you can hop on the AT or soak in a tub. The farm is located 15 min outside of downtown Marshall and 40 minutes from Asheville. We are situated on 50 acres of gorgeous land in the Paw Paw community of Little Pine.

What we’re looking for...

I am looking for individuals who want to work hard, have a good attitude and desire to learn how to grow on a production-scale farm in WNC. I prefer folks with experience or working knowledge of production vegetable farms. Responsible and self motivated folks who are timely, organized, and physically able to keep up with the demands of small-scale market farming are preferred. Transportation is necessary as we do not offer housing.

To inquire about employment opportunities, please contact Joe Evans (farm owner) by email between January and April or visit our website for further information.

This farm has reported that they are no longer hiring for the 2017 growing season. Please check back winter 2017 for next years' opportunities.

About working for Paper Crane Farm...

“Joe is an awesome boss/mentor/teacher. Working for him was always a pleasure because he is very conscious of his employees morale, work limits, and strove to teach us what we wanted to know, even if that meant taking extra time or going out of his way. He grows a very diverse amount of vegetables and does so sustainably. If you want to know how to grow vegetables for market in WNC, Paper Crane is the place to work.”

- Lexie, former apprentice

“Paper Crane provided a 2-4 days-per-week workplace, as opposed to an internship or apprenticeship. I think the best fit would be someone who already has a couple of seasons under their belt and is looking to transition out of internship-oriented farming into truer (albeit part-time and seasonal) employment. Joe is a fair employer, knows how to grow some great vegetables, shows appreciation, and always maintained a respectful relationship and friendship with me and the other workers present.”

- Former part-time worker

The farm will be in open to the public beginning in 2017 as we launch a U-Pick flower field, on certain days. We also host farm dinners; for event details please visit our website or instagram.

About purchasing from Paper Crane Farm...

“I think Joe provides the best quality and most beautiful produce while providing, as well, a wide variety. His booth at the market is always the most crowded, and for good reason! Joe works extremely hard, has had setbacks (drought, flood, storm), but remains determined and cheerful. I hope to be a CSA member at Paper Crane for a long, long time!”

- Virginia, CSA member

“Paper Crane Farm has the highest standards of any farm I've ever worked with. His produce is beautiful every time!”

- Wholesale buyer

About working for Paper Crane Farm...

“Joe is an awesome boss/mentor/teacher. Working for him was always a pleasure because he is very conscious of his employees morale, work limits, and strove to teach us what we wanted to know, even if that meant taking extra time or going out of his way. He grows a very diverse amount of vegetables and does so sustainably. If you want to know how to grow vegetables for market in WNC, Paper Crane is the place to work.”

- Lexie, former apprentice

“Paper Crane provided a 2-4 days-per-week workplace, as opposed to an internship or apprenticeship. I think the best fit would be someone who already has a couple of seasons under their belt and is looking to transition out of internship-oriented farming into truer (albeit part-time and seasonal) employment. Joe is a fair employer, knows how to grow some great vegetables, shows appreciation, and always maintained a respectful relationship and friendship with me and the other workers present.”

- Former part-time worker


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