Farm Crew Bahner Farm
- Date Posted February 05, 2018
- Location Belmont, ME
- Category Agriculture
- Job Type Full-Time
Be part of our family farm in beautiful midcoast Maine!
Bahner Farm is a 37-acre farm with 5 acres of fields, a sizable woodlot, and a great view. We also lease 10 acres in fields within 3 miles of the farm. Annually we cultivate about 5 acres of certified organic mixed vegetable production, with the remainder of our fields in cover crops. We have three hoophouses, field caterpillars, an 1860’s barn, a year-round wash/pack building, a farmstand, a mix of other small outbuildings and our 1840’s farmhouse. We are located on Rt. 3, only 5 miles from Belfast and the ocean. Belfast is a great town, with a co-op, library, YMCA, some great bars, coffee shops, an old-time movie theatre… and it’s within biking distance of our farm. We are also happy to be only 20 minutes from the beautiful Camden Hills State Park and an hour from Acadia National Park.
Our primary operation is mixed vegetable production for farmers markets, CSA, and farmstand. In addition, we are branching out into small fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. All of our crops are MOFGA-certified organic. We grow all of our own seedlings beginning in late February, and use our hoophouses and greenhouse for spring, fall, and winter production. We have two tractors and three small walk-behind tractors that we use for primary cultivation and tillage. Some weed control is done by hand or with hand tools when necessary. All of our transplanting is done by hand. We have a few animals for our own enjoyment and consumption, but not for commercial production.
Immerse yourself in small-scale agriculture.
Farm crew members wanted for the 2018 season! Looking for workers from May 15th-October 15th. Work between 20 and 40 hours/week on our certified organic farm, raising 40+ types of fruits and vegetables for farmers markets, farmstand, and CSA sales.
Job requirements: Effective time-management, experience in physical labor, love of the outdoors. Not required, but much appreciated: Drivers license, ability to drive a manual transmission.
We expect, most of all, an earnest commitment to the farm and enthusiastic participation. Farm work includes heavy physical labor – we are looking for workers who would see this as a welcome challenge, and not drudgery.
Our main tasks are: Seeding and seedling care, transplanting, weed control and cultivation, basic farm maintenance (As a farm stand farm on a busy road, having a neat farm whenever possible is important to us), harvest, washing, and storage of all products and greenhouse production.
When divided by season, the main tasks are:
MAY-JUNE: Seeding, transplanting, weed control, and cultivation, harvesting
JULY-AUG: Harvesting, late plantings, weed control, cultivation
SEPT-OCT: Fall harvests, winter crops and buildings preparation, fall cultivation, garlic plantingCompensation this position is PAID: hourly, varies DOE, $10.00 - $12.00 How to apply