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Farm Worker Dharma Farm

  • Date Posted January 22, 2023
  • Location Washington, ME
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

We are two farmers growing on two acres using certified organic, low/no-till and bio-intensive methods to provide our community with year-round, vibrant, nutrient-dense food and medicine. 


Dharma Farm was established in 2012 because we believe in the vital, life-giving force of whole foods and herbs, and know them to comprise the roots of personal, community and planetary health and wellness. We farm with the knowledge that healthy soils grow delicious vegetables, potent and healing medicinals, nourished communities, and contribute to a thriving ecosystem. Farming is a livelihood that nourishes our beings, our bellies, the soil with which we work, our customer's appetites, and our local community's economic strength and vitality. We do not know of a more satisfying endeavor.

Our Maine roots are strong. Our love for food, farm, and community runs deep. Our passion for political and social action is engaged and thrives through our work. Our childhood's were full of fresh garden veggies and days spent playing in the woods, but we never conceived we'd grow up to be farmers. But here we are, crafting a livelihood from the land because for us, the sacred works of agriculture are direct moral and ethical actions. Growing food and medicine is the manifest of our personal philosophies, philosophies gleaned from diverse work, education, and travel experiences. Farming is our right way of living in this world. It is our dharma, our purpose in this life and our path of good. We believe dharma enhances life and through the action of farming, we honor this and our ethics- doing right for ourselves, the land and all the creatures it supports, our community, and larger world one seed at a time.

 

Job description Do you enjoy working with vegetables, flowers, and herbs? Are you motivated, hard-working and passionate about local food systems and organic agriculture? If so, we are hiring for our  2023 crew and we may be farm for you!
 

EXPECTATIONS

An ideal candidates has/is:

  • One year of farm and/or relevant experience

  • Positive attitude

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Reliable/punctual

  • valid driver's license required to fulfill job duties

  • Detail oriented, listens well, ask questions and follows directions closely

  • Strong work ethic/ownership of results

  • A willingness to work (and being prepared to work) in any and all weather

  • A desire to learn new skills

  • A willingness to learn, receive feedback about, and integrate efficiencies related to the task at hand

  • Is motivated to contribute to our farms success

  • Desire to contribute to a positive and supportive farm crew

  • Ability to work efficiently alone and with others

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

  • Physical and mental endurance

  • A sense of humor

    Because our business is located in an area without access to reliable public transportation, we only recommend that applicants with access to a vehicle apply.
JOB DUTIES are diverse and varied but include:
  • ​​​​​​​Harvesting vegetables for farmers’ markets and wholesale accounts
  • Washing/Packing vegetables for markets/accounts

  • Bed prep (composting, amending, broadforking)

  • Direct Seeding and transplanting crops

  • Weeding/thinning/other cultivation

  • High tunnel pruning and trellising

  • Seedling production (seeding, potting up, tagging, organizing)

  • Setting up/breaking down infrastructure (irrigation, caterpillar tunnel, moving tarps, etc)

  • Deliveries

  • Farmers’ market help (setting up, selling, breaking down)

    BENEFITS

    SCHEDULE

    Main season is Mid-April- October with part-time Winter hours available. We work 8 hour days with some seasonal variability, i.e longer harvest days in July and August and shorter days in January.

    WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US

    Dharma Farm is an inclusive workplace that offers respect, clear communication, and a supportive, fun, and positive environment in which to grow one’s farm skills and contribute to a robust local food system. We enjoy sharing our farming knowledge and the fruits of our labor with deep talks in the field, belly laughs in the wash station, and weekly pot-luck lunches with the crew.

     

    • Off-grid housing (for an individual or solid couple)

    • Free produce and seedlings

    • Two paid sick days per season 

Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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