Our farm has been raising happy goats and making artisan cheese in central Virginia since 2007. We are a farmstead dairy and raise our goats on the same property where we make our cheese.
Place-based education is important to us. We host cheesemaking classes, culinary workshops, and other events encouraging people to get a peek into their local food systems.
We are a woman-owned business & embrace and respect the diversity of our employees and our community.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
We are a small farm, so interns will get to be a part of a variety of aspects that go into running a small business. We raise goats, make cheese, and run many events and educational workshops through our space. During kidding season, most of the work centers around caring for the baby goats, but the business is diversified enough that there are opportunities for self-starting interns to learn and help with other parts of the business that interest them.
We are located 20 minutes from Scottsville, VA & 40 minutes from Charlottesville, VA. This is definitely a rural setting, it is wooded and serene and we are situated amongst creeks, rivers and mountains. We are close to the "Brew Ridge" beer trail and near many Virginia wineries. The small towns surrounding us also have lots to offer. Scottsville is quaint and has a couple of cool shops, breweries, etc. while Charlottesville is a bit bigger. The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville so there are many young people in the area. Charlottesville is home to lots of awesome restaurants, breweries, music venues & shops. We suggest having your own transportation so that you can experience everything our area has to offer.
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We are a farmstead goat dairy in Esmont, Virginia (just outside of Charlottesville). We produce award winning goat's milk cheeses and host a variety of agritourism events and classes on the farm.
We are looking to fill two farm apprentice positions to assist our employees during the 2019 Kidding/Cheesemaking Season. We are a working farm with a small team, so you will get to experience many of the different aspects that go into running a busy farmstead.
Duties would include:
Assistance w/ birthing, caring for, and feeding of 100+ baby goats
-care of livestock guardian dogs & small flock of laying hens
- several milking shifts per week (does get milked twice a day)
- cheesemaking & local distribution
- on farm events
We are looking for someone who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty while learning about the inner-workings of a farmstead dairy. You must love animals, but also understand that our living comes from producing animal-based products. We work in all weather conditions to keep our animals happy. A lot of your time will be spent on a serene farm with 200+ goats, but because we host events, there is a social aspect to this work as well. You must be willing to interact in both types of situations.
We are looking for people who are 18 or older and have their own transportation. If you speak Spanish that is a major plus.
As a working, production farm we are not able to accommodate non-human guests. We have dogs and cats here and love all others but unfortunately cannot offer positions to anyone who needs to be traveling with their animal companions.
Around April 1st
Ending date: (One month stay minimum)
Around June 15th
Weekly stipend, food and board in private basement apartment with cooking facilities and private bathroom.
Serious inquiries only.
Cozy basement apartment with access to bathroom, kitchenette, and laundry.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
9-5, 5 days- max 40 hours /week