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Smithereen Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
4 Leighton point road
Pembroke, Maine, 04666

Primary Contact: Severine v T Fleming
Primary Phone:
    Number: 1111111111



Internship information
General Farm Description: We are farming on Passamaquoddy homeland right at the US-Canada border in the tiny town of Pembroke which is in Washington County, Maine. This farmstead was established in about 1820 during the newly settled ‘golden era’ of this coastal fishing and farming community. Cobscook Bay, named for the “ boiling waters” created by our 20-foot tides, is an extremely productive marine ecosystem. In 1850 there were 27 canneries and near-daily steamships straight to Boston (via North Haven) these days you can take the ‘west bus’ and get to us from Boston in about 8 hours, by car it is more like 6 hours. The 150 acre farm is perched up on a set of glacially smoothened plateaus growing at the end of a long peninsula. The farm faces eastwards to the protected estuarine Pennamaquan River, an amazing alewife run. We also grow organic strawberries, and large veggie gardens for our farmers and summer camps and visitors. We manage 12 acres of U PICK wild Maine blueberries just down the road, a lovely bike ride. Most of the farm is a forested with spruce, balsam fir, larch, maple, birch, with patches of oaks and elms and some queenly white pines that escaped the epoch of lumber-cutting — great for trail walking and mushroom hunting.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 6/1/2020
Internship Ends: 8/15/2020
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: none
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 weeks

Internship Details:

We are looking for blueberry season workers and full season workers

Educational Opportunities: Our sister organization, Greenhorns, runs camps most weekends during the summer and is producing digital media.

Skills Desired: Blueberry harvesting and processeing, vegetable gardens, strawberries and cane fruit, organic orchardy, carpentry and historic renovation, foraging and farming of mushrooms

Meals: yes

Stipend: yes, to be determined by experience level

Housing: yes

Preferred method of Contact: email