Monday, June 29, 2009

Part-time workers needed immediately!

We're looking to hire part-time farm hands immediately!

Get paid to learn how to organically farm vegetables in a supportive and educational environment. Steve and Adrianna Vargo of Quail Spring Farm are heading up our educational garden this year and we really need some help!

We are looking for some hard-working and motivated folks to help keep up with the daily tasks out at the farm for approximately 12 hours a week (4 hours on Mon, Wed, & Fri). The farm is located in Louisa County - just off of I-64 (exit 136). Pay starts at $8/hour.

Work starts this Wednesday, July 1st and continues into the fall.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Get Your Hands Dirty & Learn Some Stuff!

Are you looking for hands-on experience on a small, organically grown farm?

The Local Food Hub is looking for volunteers to help us plant our educational garden in Louisa County (just 20 minutes from Charlottesville).


Volunteer opportunities begin, Monday June 29th and will continue into the fall.

We are looking for 6 volunteers for Monday, June 29th and Wednesday, July 1st for 4+ hours beginning at 8:30 am.
Please bring your own lunch, water will be provided.

Exciting opportunities to learn how to lay irrigation, direct sow, build row covers, make hoop houses. Here’s the slated schedule:

Monday – 6/29 8:30 – 1:00
6 volunteers for 4+ hours
laying irrigation & direct seed-sowing

Wednesday – 7/1 8:30 – 1:00
6 volunteers for 4+ hours
Hay mulching
Teaching how to build the row covers and installing what time permits

Work with Steve and Adrianna Vargo of Quail Spring Farm.

Directions will be sent as soon as you sign up!
Please contact Allison at

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lifting the Food Hub

There are many things that go into getting a food hub up and running.

Our warehouse space is coming together. We've painted and steam-cleaned our office and moved in some office furniture. The phone & internet are up and running. Call us at 434-244-FARM (3276).
Alan is holding down the fort out there - and getting the refrigeration spaces up and running. Lots of things are going on! Roofers, plumbers, refrigeration specialists, movers, etc.

We've also been out to a few farms recently and have begun signing up partners.

Here you'll see Dick Proutt at Down Branch Farm with his herb patch. Dick is a master carpenter and a true craftsman. You can see how beautiful his work is, here with his greenhouse. Dick and his wife have been farming for years for their family but have decided to try farming commercially on a larger scale this year. We are lucky to have him on board!

Gail Hobbs-Page at Caromont Farm had us out for a visit to show us her farm. We started in the dairy and then made our way out to visit the pigs, the milking does, and the baby goats.