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We grow a diverse range of vegetables by organic methods, though we are not certified organic. We also raise pastured poultry for eggs and meat and pastured pork, using Non GMO feed to supplement their diets. The main area of our farm is about 3 acres of bottomland plus another 6 acres we rent from a neighbor which we use to grow the vegetables. We rotate the chickens on pasture and through production fields at the end of the season. This year (2021) will be our seventh season growing on this land.

You can buy our products using our CSA program, at our farmstand, at the Asheville City Market, Madison Natural Foods, and as part of Mountain Foods Products.

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About purchasing from Fiddler’s Green Farm...

Great selection of beautiful veggies in every box, eggs and chicken to die for! Ryan and co are lovely people to deal with.”

- Michael Alexander, CSA Member

Our work schedule…

We are looking for apprentices to work from April thru October. We work Monday - Friday, with exact starting and ending times varying throughout the season. When it's really GO TIME, we can work from 6am-6pm (some days, later). We take a lunch break and there is a nice shady creek spot to cool off in during the heat of summer. A valid drivers license is required as Apprentices will have some responsibilities for going to farmers markets and doing wholesale deliveries. Apprentices will be responsible for some Saturday and Sunday morning animal chores and greenhouse tending, otherwise Sundays are off. We also recognize that everyone is human and might need to go to a doctors appointment, etc. and we will work with that.

Compensation offered...

Monthly Stipend depending on experience, starting at $400/month

The housing - a one room apartment - has running water, electricity, and a full kitchen - it's nice! Not a shack! And you don't have any roommates!

Full access to vegetables, eggs, and meats.

One paid week off at your discretion, within reason (and advance notice). Preferably late July - Early August.

We will pay your CRAFT membership fees so you can participate in their programs and be on their email list. A great resource for apprentices to expand their agricultural education and connect with other apprentices.

Our farm is a member in the CRAFT network.

Our location...

We're 10 minutes from downtown Marshall (very small town but they have a library!!) and half an hour from Asheville. This part of WNC is real purty and there’s lots of hiking/swimming/waterfalls, the Blue Ridge Parkway, etc. We host occasional outside movie nights at the farm and have a lot of cool neighbors.

What we’re looking for...

We will only have one full time apprentice position this year, and while most days there will be part-time employees on the farm, you will need to be able to work alone sometimes/possibly a lot of the time. There is a lot of lifting that happens on the farm and applicants should be able to lift and move 50 pounds by themselves.

A strong work ethic, willingness to work under time restraints, the ability to communicate and willingness to learn are all musts. Because of our scale and the fact that we only have one apprentice at a time makes this a good opportunity for someone who has experience and is very motivated to have their own farm someday. (this does not mean we will not consider someone who does not have experience!!!)

We’re especially excited to work with people who are interested in affecting meaningful change through farming and community.

You will probably need your own vehicle. We don't ask that you use it for farm tasks but we are rural and pretty much everything is a car ride away.

You will need to know how to or be willing to learn how to drive straight shift vehicles (don’t worry we will teach you).

**We respect diversity and have ZERO tolerance for any Racism/Sexism/Homophobia etc.**

A note to dudes: pretty much ALL of our experienced farmhands and our manager are ladies - if you have a problem with "a girl telling you what to do" this might not be the right farm for you..

Applying for the apprenticeship...

To inquire about employment opportunities or get an application, please contact Ryan Clark by phone or email between December and April.

About working with Fiddler’s Green Farm...

“Fiddler's Green is a small farm, run with integrity and fun. Ryan Clark is an experienced, talented individual with so much to teach to anyone interested in growing vegetables or raising animals. Fiddler's Green is a business and a homestead, so people interested in both of these models will find what they are looking for through an apprenticeship with Ryan. We give him our highest level of recommendation.”

- Ivy Creek Family Farm

Roadside farm stand is open April through November, Tuesday through Sunday.

About purchasing from Fiddler’s Green Farm...

Great selection of beautiful veggies in every box, eggs and chicken to die for! Ryan and co are lovely people to deal with.”

- Michael Alexander, CSA Member

About working with Fiddler’s Green Farm...

“Fiddler's Green is a small farm, run with integrity and fun. Ryan Clark is an experienced, talented individual with so much to teach to anyone interested in growing vegetables or raising animals. Fiddler's Green is a business and a homestead, so people interested in both of these models will find what they are looking for through an apprenticeship with Ryan. We give him our highest level of recommendation.”

- Ivy Creek Family Farm

Please note this farm has not yet had a full season of apprentices. We will be updating their profile with farm apprentice references after the 2018 season.


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