Last Updated On: enero 5th, 2023 at 07:45AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
538 Augusta rd.
Belgrade, Maine, 04917
Primary Contact: Mary Perry
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Winterberry farm is hiring a farm assistant for the 2023 season. We are a small diversified certified organic family farm using horse and oxen power rather then tractors. located in Belgrade Lakes, Maine (about 1 hour north of Portland) The farm consists of 40 acres: 15 acres in mixed woods this is where our maple sugaring operation is: 10 acres in pasture and the remaining in gardens. our farm was established in 1870 we have put our barn in the National registry of historic places, and there is a conservation easement on the entire farm. (Protecting it so it will remain a farm) We have almost 5 acres in perennial, mixed berries, rhubarb and raspberries, fruit trees and high bush blueberries. While growing vegetables, flowers, along with other annual/perennial crops. We grow for our different CSA options, our on farm site farm store and our value added commercial kitchen.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: flexible for the 2023
Internship Ends: flexible
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: asap
Minimum Length of Stay: this is for a seasonal position if possible but I will consider other's as well.
We are looking for a sharp, passionate, efficient, hardworking and eager to learn farm assistant. The farm assistant will be responsible for helping out on all aspects of the farm.
Their responsibilities will include but not limited to assisting on harvesting, cultivation, weeding, greenhouse growing, producing value added products, monitoring for pest and diseases and preparing flower bouquets. They will also possibly be responsible for setting up the farmstand and manning the shop on occasion.
Skills and qualifications:
MUST HAVE PRIOR FARM EXPERIENCE
We are looking for a strong, motivated and eager individual who enjoys and can tolerate working outside in all weather conditions and takes immense pride in their work.
Can work efficiently independently and as part of a team
Organized and hardworking
Has experience interatcting with the public, either in an customer service or educational setting
Ability to follow written and oral instructions and willingness to seek guidance as needed
Clear communication skills
Mechanical inclinations as related to small machinery, irrigation and carpentry
Has an eye for detail, especially in regards to setting up displays and arranging flowers
Basic computer and recordkeeping skills
Flexibility and a sense of humor
Ability to lift 50+ pounds
Valid driver’s license.
Position will start in February March/ April as 2-3 day position to a 5 day position may- October/ pay will be based upon past experience. Housing is available.
538 Augusta rd.
Belgrade, ME 04917
Educational Opportunities: if you want to be farmer of your space, this is a good way to gain experience, if you love farming and want to be around like minded good kind people this is good way to spend a summer.
Skills Desired: strong, proud of your work, empathetic, kind, efficient and self motivated
Preferred method of Contact: email and phone