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We are a small certified organic market farm growing vegetables, mushrooms and some fruit in Ware Shoals, SC. The farm evolves on permaculture principles as we strive to serve our customers, our region and the land. We farm on about 5 acres of the 120 farm with the remainder being managed for biodiversity. We've owned the land since 1987 and moved here in 1999 while starting the farm in 2004. We also have 1 Airbnb cabin.
We are a longtime vendor at the TD Saturday Market in Greenville, SC as well as the only Slow Food Earth Market in the U.S. We run a small CSA and sell to many of the farm-to-table restaurants in the Upstate. Our produce is available retail at Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery.
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We are a longtime vendor at the TD Saturday Market in Greenville, SC as well as the only Slow Food Earth Market in the U.S. We run a small CSA and sell to many of the farm-to-table restaurants in the Upstate. Our produce is available retail at Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery.

About purchasing from Bio-Way Farm...

“Bioway is particularly great at growing specialty produce and we really appreciate the attention to permaculture and sustainability. Bioway is also great at supporting local food movements in general and helping get more food in the hands of the consumers.”

- Jaqueline, wholesale buyer at Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery

“Chris Sermons really is the original pioneer of responsible farming in the Upstate of South Carolina. When I moved and opened a restaurant here in 2006 he was really the only person I could find growing interesting varieties of vegetables, and selling direct to chefs and restaurants. He's grown product specifically for my businesses, really making him a partner in the success of not only mine, but any serious chef and ingredient driven restaurant or market. Can't say enough positive things about our relationship, and his focus on delivering interesting, seasonal and responsibly grown vegetables. I'd be happy to elaborate more to anyone interested in Chris's passion and knowledge of responsible farming practices.”

- Jason, wholesale buyer at Stella’s Bistro

Our work schedule…

The apprenticeship will begin in January, 2017 and end in December, 2018. We accept rolling applications. We work from 40-50 hours/week. We host WWOOFers year round via WWOOF-USA. Our days consist of sowing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, packing and delivering our organic produce.

Compensation offered...

$100-150 per week depending on experience which includes full room and board.
I include apprentices in off farm educational opportunities including but not limited to SC Native Plant Society and Sierra Club meetings and outings. I’m a long time environmental activist and have served on the executive committee of the South Carolina Sierra Club as well as on the board of SC Forest Watch and Wild South.
I have extensive knowledge of the ecology, natural history and biodiversity of the Southeastern U.S. and enjoy sharing this through my library and in the field. I’m also a member of the Carolina Bird Club and SC Association of Naturalists and invite apprentices to join me on their outings. I can teach tree, plant and bird identification as well as show best practices in ecological restoration and land management.

Our location...

We have a 120 acre farm with mature hardwood forests, beaver ponds and a 7 acre lake for swimming, boating and fishing. We have a network of logging roads for hiking, bicycling, etc. I've done extensive native and edible plant landscaping around our homestead. We are near the historic mill town of Ware Shoals on the Saluda River. The Long Cane district of the Sumter National Forest is nearby with opportunities for mountain biking and hiking. Greenville, SC is 30 miles away with much services and amenities. The mountains are about 1 hour away.

What we’re looking for...

I hope applicants have a strong land and conservation ethic with a love of nature. A good work ethic is also desired. The ability to work outside and lift 50 lbs. Is necessary. Livestock experience is a plus. Motivation, trustworthiness and creativity are also good characteristics to have.
To inquire about employment opportunities, please contact Chris Sermons by email. We accept rolling applications.

About working for Bio-Way Farm...

“There was always an opportunity to learn hands on during work and leisure time, a positive and comfortable living arrangement.”

- Laura, former apprentice

“This farm is beautiful. Accommodations are excellent. A great deal of thoughtfulness toward long-term sustainability has gone into all aspects of Bio-Way farm. The farm is on an arc toward restorative agriculture.”

- Jason, volunteer

Our farm is open for on-farm sales by appointment. We also host farm events, that you can learn more about on our facebook and our website.

About purchasing from Bio-Way Farm...

“Bioway is particularly great at growing specialty produce and we really appreciate the attention to permaculture and sustainability. Bioway is also great at supporting local food movements in general and helping get more food in the hands of the consumers.”

- Jaqueline, wholesale buyer at Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery

“Chris Sermons really is the original pioneer of responsible farming in the Upstate of South Carolina. When I moved and opened a restaurant here in 2006 he was really the only person I could find growing interesting varieties of vegetables, and selling direct to chefs and restaurants. He's grown product specifically for my businesses, really making him a partner in the success of not only mine, but any serious chef and ingredient driven restaurant or market. Can't say enough positive things about our relationship, and his focus on delivering interesting, seasonal and responsibly grown vegetables. I'd be happy to elaborate more to anyone interested in Chris's passion and knowledge of responsible farming practices.”

- Jason, wholesale buyer at Stella’s Bistro

About working for Bio-Way Farm...

“There was always an opportunity to learn hands on during work and leisure time, a positive and comfortable living arrangement.”

- Laura, former apprentice

“This farm is beautiful. Accommodations are excellent. A great deal of thoughtfulness toward long-term sustainability has gone into all aspects of Bio-Way farm. The farm is on an arc toward restorative agriculture.”

- Jason, volunteer


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