Job on Trout Farm in North Carolina

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 or call him at 413-695-8250.

To learn more about trout farming, check out the following article from Mother Earth News:


5 Comments on Job on Trout Farm in North Carolina

  1. Hi. I’m interested in the position. I am curious what the salary is. I have organic farming and construction experience as well as my Permaculture Design Certification. It sounds like good work in a beautiful place. However, I do need to make an income as well.


    Coy Heath

  2. I am interested in the position and have experience in all the areas requested. I am wondering if the housing provided is a one or two bedroom?

  3. This job listing seems to be out of date. The phone number is not working. Tried emailing just now, I am now discouraged and frustrated. I wish the company would remove it from this page.

  4. GOPAL PRASAD LAMSAL // July 19, 2017 at 9:19 pm // Reply

    Hi. Now I’m interest in any position.This job listing seems to be out of date. I am curious on your fish farm to do work. I have organic farming , Agri.extension worker and Rainbow trout fish farm experience as well as my Aquculture farm . It sounds like good work in a beautiful place. However, I do need to learn more which is important in our country.

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