Come farm with us!
Looking for something fun and productive to do this summer?
Want to give back to the community, and learn something new while you’re at it?
Love organic, healthy, sustainable foods?
Blenheim hosts a summer volunteer program, in which volunteers work in the fields, greenhouse, hoop houses, barn, and occasionally the farmer’s market. In exchange for your help, you'll get free vegetables, room and board (if you're here overnight), and an unforgettable experience.
For many people, coming to the farm is an escape from their usual day-to-day. We have people from all over the country come work with us, and many have such a great time, they return summer after summer.
Farm work includes harvesting, weeding, sowing, irrigating, and prepping for market. It’s challenging but fun work, and we’re looking for responsible, easygoing people who love food, love nature, and want to experience organic farming.
We have a small one-room cabin with bunkbeds (sleeps two). There is also space to pitch a tent on the property if you like camping. Length of stay varies - we welcome volunteers for a morning or for a season! Please contact us with questions and when you'd like to come.
We also host volunteers through WWOOF (Worldwide Organization of Organic Farms). If you've got a WWOOF membership (or want one), search "Blenheim" to see our profile.
Our farm is nestled in the woods less than a mile from the Potomac River. It's perfect for bird-watching, hiking, and watching gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Farming is hard work, but it's worth it for the views, the birdsongs, and the peaceful beauty you can enjoy when the work is done.
Our "WWOOFER cabin" is a small one-room house with two bunkbeds and a half-bath. It has A/C in the summer and heat in the winter. When you stay there, you're welcome to explore our beautiful farm and the surrounding woods as much as you like. You'll have full use of the barn kitchen and a full bathroom in the house.
Around the area
Blenheim is located just down the road from Washington's Birthplace National Monument, a national park overlooking the Potomac River that's free and open 7 days a week.
We're just a few miles from Stratford Hall, birthplace of Robert E. Lee. Nearby is the little town of Colonial Beach, where you can grab a drink at the tiki bar, enjoy live music, and walk down the pier. There's also the Ingleside Vineyards, Angelo's Pizza & Raw Bar, and the newly opened Montross Brewery, and grocery stores, all within a short drive from the farm.
We're 35 miles from the very hip town of Fredericksburg, and just a couple hours from Washington D.C., Richmond, and Baltimore.
Miles and miles of untouched Northern Neck beauty, plus plenty of places to go and things to do - we've got the best of both worlds, here at Blenheim.
We hope you'll join us!