06 August, 2010

The Farm Intern is a key ingredient to the success of the artisan, small farmer in western North Carolina. An intern is the sugar to our tea, the cog to the wheel, the sweat of our brow  and the satisfaction had in creating agricultural history. To WNC, the exchange between the farm intern and the farmer is symbiotic, allowing small farmers to produce, transport, and present the delectable, local foods and value added products (which not only define our community, but develop a sustainable region) while giving the intern an experiential learning experience that they will take with them beyond the pastoral regions of Carolina. So what about it? What’s it like to share home and hearth with farmers in their field? Is it barbaric slave labor, a pastoral wonderland, or somewhere footed in between?

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