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Internships & Apprenticeships
Against the Grain is a small-scale diversified farm located 15minutes from downtown Boone in Zionville, NC. We live on a 35 acre farm and raise a broad spectrum of vegetables on a little under 2 acres. We also raise pasture chicken, turkey, pork, beef and goat. We focus on three main markets: 1- Watauga Co. Farmer’s Market and King Street Market (weekly farmer’s markets), 2- Vegetable and Meat CSA, and 3- several local restaurants and an online food hub.
The 2019 season will be our eighth year in crop production and sixth year in animal production at our current farm place. We are continuing to refine our crop rotation, cover crop management, harvesting and composting techniques. Our focus at Against the Grain is to nurture the soil in order to grow high quality, nutritious food for our local community.
We offer both part-time internships and full-time apprenticeships. Typically, part-time interns commute from Boone and provide their own housing. We are happy to accommodate part-time interns who seek school credit for their internship hours. We offer housing for full-time apprentices and anticipate that they will live on the farm so that they can fully immerse themselves in the farming experience. Occasionally, we have room to host a part-time intern for the summer, depending on housing availability.