Foxfire Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
167A Turner Mill Pond Rd.
Palermo, Maine, 04354

Primary Contact: Marc Cavatorta
Primary Phone:
    Number: 978-500-5211


Internship information
General Farm Description: Foxfire Farm is a small-scale diversified farming operation in its fourth year of production. Our goal is to provide healthy, nutrient-dense food to families while maintaining responsible land stewardship goals and environmental ethics. We use organic and regenerative farming practices to grow a wide variety of vegetable crops primarily for distribution to wholesale accounts. The farm is 13.5 acres, with approximately 4 acres under cultivation between vegetables and cover crops.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 5/1/24
Internship Ends: 10/31/24
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 5/1/24
Minimum Length of Stay: 3-6 months

Internship Details:

Successful candidates will be open-minded and flexible to trying different production systems as we experiment with reduced tillage and no-till systems. This year we will continue to expand vegetable production, focusing on a dozen or so crops that work well in our system. Each year we also work with a local seed company to grow a unique seed trial of veggie, herb, and flower varieties.

The farm apprenticeship program is designed to give practical, hands-on work experience to individuals interested in learning about organic farming and sustainable food production. The core component will be vegetable production and managing soil health. There will also be opportunities for learning and exploring homesteading activities including canning, fermenting, cider pressing and wildcrafting food and medicine after work hours.

Primary Responsibilities:
Participate in all aspects of crop production, including but not limited to: seeding, transplanting, irrigating, fertilizing, weeding, thinning, and harvesting
Washing and packing produce for wholesale deliveries
Greenhouse propagation and watering

Desired Qualifications:
Interest in and understanding of organic and sustainable farming methods
Should be efficient, competent, and have a strong work ethic
Physically and emotionally fit for long days of manual labor in all weather conditions
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Positive attitude and pleasant to work with

Educational Opportunities: Apprentices are encouraged to participate in MOFGA farmer trainings throughout the season.

Skills Desired: Some vegetable farming experience is desired but not necessary. Must be comfortable with manual labor in all weather conditions.

Meals: Produce and staple foods provided but meals are on your own.

Stipend: A monthly stipend of $1500 will be provided.

Housing: Yes

Preferred method of Contact: Email