Winter Farm Team Ironwood Farm
- Date Posted December 16, 2021
- Location Albion, ME
- Category Agriculture
- Job type Part-Time
We are a horse, human, and sometimes tractor powered vegetable farm in the hills of central Maine. With the help of our draft horses, fabulous staff, and enthusiastic farm dog--we grow eight acres of MOFGA Certified Organic vegetables that we sell to coops and small grocery stores across the state. While we take particular joy in the search for the perfect carrot, our diverse offerings allow us to have produce for sale winter, spring, summer and fall.
As farmers, we take great pride in the quality of our produce, and the care we take of our land, animals and employees. We aim to create an efficient, productive and fun environment for our crew to work and grow. With an emphasis on clear communication and personal growth, our employees can expect to develop and build on their skills as farmers and farm workers.
On a whole, we are a small but mighty crew of highly motivated, ambitious and fun-loving farmers. Each individual’s role on the farm is crafted based around their skills, interests and the needs of the farm at the moment. Positions are designed to give a more in-depth farming experience, spread out the day-to-day responsibilities of the running the farm, and create the potential for longer term employment.Job description
This position is a currently part time , 3 days/week starting immediately. This position could/would move to full time in early April. Our winter days are filled with construction projects, tending our greenhouse, washing and packing produce, and planning for the coming season. This individual will fall into step beside the farm owners and current staff in those pursuits, with varied work and lots of opportunities to learn.
Applicants who have commercial vegetable experience are strongly preferred, but it isn't required. There is lots of opportunity for individuals who've spent time working on other farms to step into leadership roles here, and be compensated as such.
Applicants who plan to stick around for the coming growing season are given preference.
Compensation: positions start at $15/hr+ DOE
Our winter crew currently works Mon-Wed, 8-3:30pm, but there is flexibility for this new crew member to craft a schedule that works for them for the winter months.
In season, we work Monday through Friday, 7am-4pm.
FT Positions start in April or May and run right through to Thanksgiving.Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions