Welcome to Genesis Farm. This is our seventh year of growing and selling naturally-grown vegetables, herbs and flowers and fresh eggs from our sassy hens. We are a small farm committed to growing healthy, fresh food. This season the focus will be on the standard varieties that grow well in southern soil, but a few heirlooms and "fun", unusual vegetables will help fill the grocery sack. Heirloom turnips and lettuces, and those deliciously sweet onions will return, but also we will be introducing several new tomato and melon varieties for summer (had great success with small-sized melons last year).
We will not be offering the traditional CSA but will sell directly off the farm. That means you can get your fresh food and eggs any day that's convenient for you (except Sundays).
We enjoy visitors to the farm, but please contact us first. We offer brief tours of the farm but ask for a donation that goes directly to food for the animals.
Part of our mission is to offer agricultural education. To that end, we have established the Genesis Farm Educational Foundation, a nonprofit designed to further the cause of farm and agricultural education and production with a two-fold mission: a focus on our youth, particularly adolescent girls, coming to the farm to learn how to grow vegetables, care for animals, learn basic skills and reconnect with Nature (GoFARM! -- Girls on the Farm!); and to advocate for and promote women in agriculture, especially beginning female farmers. In January, 2011, we launched the North Carolina Women of the Land Agricultural Network (NC WOLAN). Please visit our website to learn more about our programs (www.ncwolan.org). We don't have membership dues but gratefully accept donations and welcome new members!
Farm Internship Program
Beginning this spring, we are offering a Farm Internship Program. If you want to get a taste of what itÃ?Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã¯Â¿Â½?s like to work on a small sustainable farm, this is the program for you. Our internships are for those who want to become involved in the day-to-day rewards and challenges of working on the farm. Interns make a commitment to work two shifts per week, typically 6-8 hrs/wk, in return for on-farm training in small-scale agriculture. Must be 18 years old. Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã?Â Farm Volunteer Program Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã?Â You can still get a taste of working on a small farm but with a less intense experience by volunteering. This program works best for those who need a more flexible commitment. Volunteers commit to one shift per week, typically 3-4 hours.Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã?Â Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã?Â Shifts are usually in the afternoons (but occasional mornings can be accommodated) Spring: Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã?Â Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã?Â April - May Summer: June-August Fall: Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã?Â Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã?Â Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã?Â Ã¯Â¿Â½?Ã?Â September-November
Beginning in June, 2013 we will offer The Farm School for Women, a seven-month residential on-farm training program for new and beginning female farmers. This is a tuition-based program of learning all manner of small farm life. If you want to further your skills and join the female farmer workforce, please contact us for an application. Visit our the website for NC WOLAN for all the details.
We recommend living on the farm, but the school will be open to those who are local or able to commute.
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