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Farmhand at Goronson Farm - 9477

Job Title: 
Farmhand
Goronson Farm
Holmes Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

We are a small family farm raising poultry for eggs on pasture, and certified organic crops including fruit, flowers, vegetables, and herbs. Our farm is small and personal, and we strive to raise our animals in the best environment possible. We are committed to the principles of organic growing and are certified organic by MOFGA.

We are seeking an additional crew member for the upcoming season. Gain experience with small-scale farming of a diversity of crops. The job includes a range of fieldwork including transplanting, small orchard maintenance, harvesting, washing, packing, greenhouse work, and delivery. Employment is seasonal, beginning in March and going through October (approx. 20-30 hrs./wk.). Monday-Friday schedule — though flexibility on days of the week a possibility if needed. The goal would be to eventually place the majority of daily chores in your hands.

Job Requirements: Strong work ethic, pay attention to details, and be able to work quickly. Must work well with a team, and also be willing to work alone. Friendly and passionate about seasonal and sustainable food, must be able to lift at least 50#, heavy lifting is a daily practice. Good physical health with ability to work long days outdoors during the summer -Valid driver’s license -Skills in carpentry, mechanics and a love of flower arranging a plus. You will work in all kinds of weather conditions including rain, cold, sun, and breezy with partial clouds. A good sense of humor is always appreciated. Compensation is $14/hour and organic produce in season.

We have an RV camp spot onsite, so this would be the perfect place for an Intern with a camper, RV or camp trailer to live in. Farmhand has access to fresh, potable water, organic fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs in season. Intern could easily additional hours by working part-time as wait staff in one of the numerous local restaurants. Must be reliable.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

You will have the opportunity to work on a full spectrum of farm activities: • Caring for Laying hens & ducks • feeding and watering animals, collecting eggs, cleaning coops • helping to plan farm events • spreading compost • fixing fences • cutting wood • mixing potting soil and seeding transplants, caring for seedlings • Setting up irrigation • Preparing beds and transplanting seedlings • Cultivating with hand tools • Setting up trellises for tomatoes, pruning tomatoes •Opening and closing greenhouses • Harvesting, washing, and packing vegetables • delivering produce & flower orders • Prepping beds • Cultivation/weeding of beds being managed for vegetables • applying organic orchard sprays, and harvesting fruits and vegetables • General farm and property maintenance
We hope to find someone who is independent, adventurous, detail-oriented, intelligent, friendly, a quick learner, and eager to work hard. Starting with 20 hours of work per week which may increase to 30 hours per week in the summer.

Education & Experience: 

Valid driver’s license required. Skills in carpentry, mechanics and a love of flower arranging a plus. Previous experience as a farmhand is a plus but not necessary.

Application Instructions: 

Please send resume & cover letter to maureengo2@yahoo.com

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture