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2023 Farm Crew Bumbleroot Organic Farm +1 more

  • Date Posted November 22, 2022
  • Location Windham, ME
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Bumbleroot Organic Farm is a certified organic vegetable and flower farm located just 10 miles from Portland, Maine. We grow vegetables and cut flowers for our CSA, farm stand, and wholesale accounts. Our mission is to connect people from our community with the land and food that sustains us, and to strengthen our local food system.

We are working to incorporate no-till practices and perennial crops into the farm. We use tractors to prep fields for planting, but planting, weeding, harvesting, and processing are all done by hand by our crew of 10. We are committed to renewable energy, community building, climate resilience, prioritizing quality of life, and creating a supportive and inclusive work environment. Job description FULL-TIME FARM CREW
40+ hours a week, Mid-April - October
Monday - Friday (Occasional Saturday)
 

Job Description:
This position will be focused on vegetable production, harvest, and sales. You will participate in all daily farm activities including but not limited to: seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, setting up irrigation, washing and packing vegetables, tractor work, CSA and market preparation, deliveries, cleanup and more. You will be expected to work CSA pick-up and farm stand shifts as a part of your regular schedule, including one Saturday per month. Time will be spent in the greenhouse, in the field and as a public-facing liaison. Work is fast-paced and physically demanding. 

Requirements:

Candidates must have at least one full season of vegetable farming experience on a commercial farm. Must be able to lift 50lbs. and be on your feet for 6 hours straight. We are looking for candidates with the following traits:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a fast pace both independently and in a team setting
  • Focus 
  • Openness to and comfort with receiving feedback
  • Willingness to learn new skills and take initiative
  • Attention to detail and quality standards
  • Sense of humor
  • Interest in small-scale, organic agriculture and community building
Commercial vegetable farming can be fulfilling, but it can also be monotonous and hard on your body, so self-motivation and stamina are key. We do not offer housing so reliable transportation to and from the farm is necessary (we are located 25 minutes from downtown Portland), along with a valid driver’s license for driving farm vehicles in the field and on delivery routes. 
 

Work Environment & Schedule:
The job will be 8-9 hours a day, 5 days a week with a one hour unpaid lunch break. You will be expected to work one Saturday shift per month. Start times are early on Tuesdays and Fridays (6am), and other days of the week we start at 7:30am. We work in all weather conditions. Bumbleroot's daily field operations are managed by Bumbleroot's owners and managers with whom you will work closely. There will be occasional independent work but most of your time will be spent working in teams to complete tasks.

Compensation starts at $16/hour. We pay overtime for all hours worked over 40 hours per week. We offer paid time off among other benefits (workers compensation package, food and flowers from the farm, etc). 
 

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