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Code County Farm Type Marketing Stipend? Housing? # Positions Available Profile  
YRK-15 York Vegetables/Fruit|Other livestock Community Supported Agriculture Yes Separate 1 Girard Farm is a 1 acre no-till, organic vegetable farm with a flock of 100 laying hens. We sell everything within a 15 mile radius through our CSA program, farm stand, local farmers’ market and wholesale accounts. We are a small farm dedicated to our values of organic principles, local economies, and community involvement. More...
YRK-13 York Vegetables/Fruit|Value-added/processing|Educational Community Supported Agriculture Yes Separate 3 We are a certified organic farm with a focus on growing a diverse selection of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and cut flowers on 3+ acres in coastal southern Maine. We use mainly hand tools along with a walk-behind tractor. We run a farm-store on site, offer cooking classes and educational workshops, and produce value-added products including meal kits and popsicles in our new solar-powered facility. In 2018 we are hiring 2 Full-Season Vegetable Farming Apprentices, 1 Farm Marketing Apprentice, and 1 Summer Flower Farming Intern. More...
YRK-01 York Vegetables/Fruit Other direct-to-consumer (Farm Stand, Farmers' Market, Restaurant) Yes Separate 6 Two generations of farmers working together in beautiful south western Maine. About 30 acres of mixed veggies, as well as a blueberry crop, and small cut flower operation. Marketing methods include a farm stand, local restaurants, wholesale accounts, and Portland farmers’ market twice a week. Opportunities to learn how to drive a tractor, work with local food banks and a prescription food program, and explore your own projects. Great family to live with! You’ll learn everything about a small business and farming, and end the season ready to take over! More...
WAS-07 Washington Vegetables/Fruit|Dairy|Other livestock|Value-added/processing|Diverse/integrated crop/livestock|Educational Other direct-to-consumer (Farm Stand, Farmers' Market, Restaurant) Yes Separate 4-6 We are a nine generation family farm located on the coastal waters of rural Downeast Maine. Carly, Aaron, their family, and a hardworking farm crew operate a highly diversified organic farm with 80 dairy and beef cows, 120 pigs, 50 laying hens, 800 turkeys, 20,000 broilers, 40 acres of pasture, 200 acres of hay, 1000+ acres of woodland, 3 acres of row crops, and on-farm composting. We are deeply involved in the production, processing, delivering, and marketing of certified organic, nutritious food to our community. More...
WAS-03 Washington Vegetables/Fruit|Value-added/processing|Nursery Stock|Homesteading Other direct-to-consumer (Farm Stand, Farmers' Market, Restaurant) Yes Separate 1-2 Located in beautiful inland Washington County. Cash crops are perennial plants, cut flowers, jams, wild blueberries, dried flower wreaths and Christmas wreaths. Big family vegetable garden, fruit trees and assorted berries. Tractor, tiller and hand tools are used on two acres gardens and 13 acres wild blueberries. We sell by farmers’ markets, pick-your-own, etsy.com and wholesale. Come join us as our 39th growing season begins! More...
WAS-01 Washington Dairy|Value-added/processing Other Yes Separate 2 or a couple Painted Pepper Farm is a 40-acre saltwater family farm (mom and daughters) with focus on our farmstead goat dairy and creamery (expected 32 in milk for 2018) – 1200 ft of shoreline on Dyers Bay in Steuben. Production and marketing of our award-winning Nigerian goat’s milk yogurt & chevre, artisan gelato, and other Dairy Delights, baked goods, value-added goods; Nigerian dairy goats for milk/value-added dairy/meat, assorted livestock; fencing, trail creation/maintenance; marketing through farmers markets, wholesale, on-farm sales and mail-order; educational workshops/displays at Common Ground Fair and three on-farm Open Creamery Days. More...
WAL-39 Waldo Vegetables/Fruit Community Supported Agriculture Yes Separate 1-2 Midcoast farm with 16 acres of mixed vegetables, high tunnels, and 100 tree orchard. We use beneficial insects and biological pest management along with tried-and-true methods of mechanical weed control. Two markets in Portland per week and 40 member CSA. Looking for enthusiastic and hard working individuals with desire to learn. More...
WAL-26 Waldo Vegetables/Fruit|Other livestock|Value-added/processing|Homesteading Other No Communal 1-2 3 Streams Farm is developing an “air meadow” of native woodland fodder, supported in 2018-19 by a SARE Farmer Grant involving high pruning, various processing for winter feeds, and tasting by various livestock at other farms plus the 3 Streams dairy goats and Guinea hogs.  Haphazard guerilla (low effort hog-aided) gardens, wild mushrooms and diverse family-oriented poultry offer distraction and variety. The ‘air meadow” work is especially driven by a perceived need for knowledge toward a climate-healing and bio-diversity supporting human ecology. More...
WAL-21 Waldo Vegetables/Fruit|Other livestock|Nursery Stock|Educational|Homesteading Community Supported Agriculture Yes Separate 2 Off-grid homestead in Palermo since 1972. Main property is 100 acres, 4 cleared. Extensive vegetable gardens, edible landscaping, and orchards provide almost all our produce for the year (with root cellars and hoophouses). Farm work is done with hand tools. Honeybees and laying hens. We specialize in apples and operate Out On a Limb Heritage Apple CSA in the fall. Owner-built cabins and outbuildings. Solar power. We are eager to teach the skills necessary for a more self-sufficient lifestyle, such as food preservation, basic carpentry, and stonework. More...
WAL-20 Waldo Vegetables/Fruit|Dairy|Other livestock|Diverse/integrated crop/livestock|Nursery Stock|Homesteading Community Supported Agriculture Yes Separate 4 We have been working with apprentices on Villageside Farm for 10 years. We like working with apprentices, sharing what we've learned about making a living at farming and making a life on a farm. With the apprenticeship, our goal is to provide a comprehensive learning experience, from equipment maintenance to business management skills and quite a lot in between. We aim to give apprentices the tools to assess their options as they pursue their future in agriculture. We are a diversified farm, cultivating about 5 acres of mixed vegetables. We market vegetables to wholesale accounts as well as hosting an on-farm weekly farmstand. In addition, we sell seedlings to wholesale accounts and at the farm. We also care for pastured livestock, including a milk cow, a small herd of beef animals, pigs, laying hens and meat chickens. More...
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