Come work for one of the largest trout farms east of the Mississippi in Cherokee, North Carolina, about an hour west of Asheville! The job includes feeding, maintenance, getting in the water to move fish, living on the farm in provided housing, occasionally keeping watch at night during storms and severely freezing weather, and running backhoes and trucks. The managers of this farm have significant experience in organic farming and permaculture homesteading projects. They are starting a large organic vegetable and herb garden, inoculating shitake mushroom logs, brewing beer, making herbal medicine products, and looking into raising meat chickens, rabbits, and bees.
The farm is located at the entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park. It is surrounded by 5,000 - 6,000 foot mountains and beautiful rivers. The property is located in the Cherokee Reservation. It is about 25 minutes from a small mountain town called Sylva (restaurants, coffee shops, breweries), and an hour from Asheville, a town abundant in craft breweries, good food, music, and fun, down-to-earth people. The farm is in a beautiful location, but it is definitely "out there". Those interested in the position should have experience living rurally. Although the position is only for one person, the farm would welcome a couple to live in the provided housing.
The job is a dirty, outside job with some daily, fairly heavy lifting required. They are looking for a dedicated, hard-working person who has experience in labor-oriented work, such as farming, construction, mechanics, and/or working with equipment. The position requires a vehicle and a commitment of 9 months minimum. On-farm housing is included in addition to two pounds of trout/week, a salary, and access to garden fresh vegetables when available. Please attach a resume and include your birthday with your inquiry. Please, serious inquiries only. Email Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 413-695-8250.
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