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Bluebird Farm is a diversified vegetable and livestock farm located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and in its 11th year of production. Marie and William believe that food should be grown with biological methods that improve the health of the land, plants, and animals while sustaining the farmers that grow your food. Our greatest passion is to grow delicious food for you and your family while caring for the land.

Bluebird Farm raises vibrant vegetables, farm meats, and eggs using techniques that improve the health of our land and contribute to a diverse farm ecosystem. Our meat animals are fed certified organic grains. We are dedicated to building living soils to ensure the quality of our vegetables and animals. We are proud to provide all of our customers with high-quality, ethical food while contributing to a healthy environment and our community.

We raise about 4 acres of ecological, organic vegetables and rotational grass-based livestock fed certified organic grains on about 50 acres. We incorporate cover crops, vegetable rotation, and integrated on-farm livestock fertility in our methods. Tomato, cucumber, and greens production in several season extension high tunnels. Multi-species livestock systems with small sheep flock, a large pastured layer flock in wagon coop, 60 hogs, 8 sows with 16 litters of piglets/year, 12 pastured beef, and a livestock guardian dog. William and Marie work full time on the farm.

Purchase our farm's food at local farmers markets or through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

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Purchase our farm's food at local farmers markets or through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

About purchasing from Bluebird Farm...

“The combination of excellent customer service and grand organic produce make Blue Bird Farm a 5 star!”

- Caroline Duncan, customer

Our work schedule…

Does working in a tight crew on a small, ecologically focused, direct market, commercial vegetable and pastured pig operation sound exciting? We want to hear from you! At Bluebird Farm we strive for a balanced and smooth workflow. We use careful record keeping, keen observation, and constant communication to ensure that the right task is getting done at the right time with the right tools. Whether that is catching an insect outbreak early or noticing a parasite problem in a litter of piglets before it’s obvious. We work quickly and efficiently to grow tons of nutritious produce-planting, weeding, lots of harvesting, meticulous wash/pack, and fast paced farmers markets. While we work hard and fast towards goals on the big picture we love noticing and appreciating the small things-beneficial insect eggs here, healthy looking soil there, a perfectly irrigated tomato patch, a pasture where the hogs were moved just at the right time.

We are hiring one person to fill one of three positions: Garden Assistant Manager, and Harvest + Wash Assistant Manager, and Livestock Assistant Manager. All 3 specializations are vegetable growing positions with plenty of overlap since Bluebird Farm is a small farm.

Preferred start date is March 1 to April 1st, 2021. We have a year round farm and strong year round markets. We scale our winter plans to accommodate the available crew. To make an early start date possible it must be the right candidate ready to hit the ground running into an evolving winter production plan based on that candidate.

Schedule is 5 days/week. 40-50 hours/week. 2 full days off/week. Position requires weekend work.

Compensation offered...

Comfortable, private housing is provided. The Assistant Manager position starts at $400/week. 50 weeks = $20,000/year salary. Plus, all you need in vegetables, a dozen eggs and 2 pounds ground sausage/beef per week ($800+ in meat, $300+ in eggs, and over $1000 in vegetable value in a year). Raises are possible with increased responsibility and production with 2nd year commitment

Our farm is an active member in the CRAFT network.

Our location...

We are 7 miles outside Morganton. A nice small town with some good restaurants and excellent breweries. Our favorite activities are to enjoy the surrounding natural areas hiking, biking, kayaking, and horse riding. We are just 20 minutes to access to Lake James State Park and South Mountain State Park. Also nearby is extensive hiking in Pisgah National forest-places of note Linville Gorge and Wilson Creek. Morganton has a great greenway along the the Catawba river. The river also provides easy tubing and boating opportunities.

What we’re looking for...

Extensive experience: 4+ full seasons (6+ month growing season) on a commercial farm. Multiple years on the same farm and/or year round agricultural employment is strongly favored. (if you have less experience please see our assistant grower positions/contact us about them).

For more detailed information and to apply, email a letter of interest and resume to Farmer@BluebirdFarmNC.com. Please include which position you are applying for. We will send you the full position descriptions and farm enterprise information.

About working for Bluebird Farm...

“Working on Bluebird Farm was incredibly valuable to my farming career. William and Marie each have their individual strengths as farmers making them a great team to learn from. Their willingness to answer questions and share their experiences helped me grow as a farmer. There are several systems and practices I learned while at Bluebird, that I have adapted to my current farming operation. If you are serious about learning the ins and outs of vegetable and livestock production, Bluebird Farm has a lot to offer.

- Melissa Wickham, former apprentice

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About purchasing from Bluebird Farm...

“The combination of excellent customer service and grand organic produce make Blue Bird Farm a 5 star!”

- Caroline Duncan, customer

About working for Bluebird Farm...

“Working on Bluebird Farm was incredibly valuable to my farming career. William and Marie each have their individual strengths as farmers making them a great team to learn from. Their willingness to answer questions and share their experiences helped me grow as a farmer. There are several systems and practices I learned while at Bluebird, that I have adapted to my current farming operation. If you are serious about learning the ins and outs of vegetable and livestock production, Bluebird Farm has a lot to offer.

- Melissa Wickham, former apprentice


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