Hourly Rate: $ Location: Damariscotta Lake, Maine
Veggies to Table seeks a passionate and energetic veggie farmer to work in conjunction with a farm manager, crew, the founders of Veggies to Table, and a lot of motivated volunteers and WWOOFers of all ages. We are in search of someone committed to non-profit work, our mission, and organic, no-till, no-spray farming. We seek someone who is excited to work on our acre and a half of diversified vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs, and a small orchard.
Our ideal candidate has experience with organic no-till practices, volunteer management, and flowers, and is excited to build not only our farm but community connections. They love people and share their love of fresh, nutritious produce and joyful flowers.
Minimum 2 years organic farming, ideally no-till
Experience and knowledge of fruit, vegetable, flower, and herb production from seed to table/bouquet
Excellent Communication skills
Interested in building community
A team player who is also able to work independently
Attention to detail
Desired Qualifications & Experiences:
A willingness and ability to work outdoors in all types of weather, under potentially strenuous conditions. — heat, rain, sun, wind, and cold—preparedness and a positive attitude are essential for success.
A detail-oriented approach, with considerable attention to order, and cleanliness,
An ongoing commitment to improving systems and practices.
Timely email and/or phone communication
Knowledge of Word and Excel is a plus.
A strong desire to produce food of the highest nutritional, culinary, and ecological quality, and
Desire to continue to learn and grow as a person and farmer. We will encourage and support personal development and growth at Veggies to Table through classes, online resources, and mentors.
Excellent interpersonal skills. There is always a mix of local volunteers, WWOOFers, students, and volunteers on the farm daily.
There is always a lot to do on the farm. Being able to transition between different tasks easily is important
Having vision and common sense to deal with whatever comes along in a calm manner is key.
An ability to notice what might need to be done, communicate that, and shift when needed (things change all the time on a farm) is essential.
We work hard and with enthusiasm. We adore what we do and want you to adore it as much as we do. Being around a crew of equally enthused lovers of food and beauty invigorates us.
You are feeding those in need in your community
Fresh organic produce, eggs, and flowers!
Helping to feed those in need
Location a mile from Damariscotta Lake and a mile from the ocean
Fresh air and a safe work environment
A wonderful community
You are part of the solution
Applicants should be hard-working, enthusiastic, and reliable —able to work for long days in all weather conditions. Farm work is fast-paced and rewarding but also physically demanding.
This position is for the 2024 farm season; exact start and end dates can be flexible but would generally be from April – November. Year round positions may be possible.