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CUM-01 Cumberland 1-3
Sweet Relief Farm is a small diversified crop, herb, seedlings, mushroom, and poultry farm on the Saco River in Steep Falls, Maine. Being a small one-acre market farm, on 40 acres of woodland, apprentices learn all aspects of our sustainable farm production methods and our marketing programs including our small CSA models, wholesale accounts, local food pantries, and at our local farmers’ markets. We approach the farm with creativity and common sense. Whereas we have chickens for home meat, and eggs for sale, we also delve into healthy products like shitake mushrooms, medicinal herbs, and wild edibles and we are apt to explore new gardening methods and unique vegetable crops. We are always open to discussion and suggestions. Most of the work is done using our hands and hand tools, ensuring and encouraging the sustainability and development of our soil and to gain appreciation of the earth. Our weekly work hour requirement is 30-35 hours a week.
CUM-06 Cumberland 4
The Hancock Family Farm is an organic mixed vegetable and meat operation in Western Maine. We plant 10 acres and move it through a CSA, active farmstand, local markets and wholesale accounts. Sweet old farmhouse in a great community with lots of swimming and ice cream opportunities. Good times to be had by all.
CUM-18 Cumberland 2
Frith Farm is a no-till human-scale organic farm in Scarborough, Maine. We grow three acres of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and perennials that we sell through CSA, natural food stores, and our local farmers market. We also offer educational workshops on our growing methods and put on community events to celebrate the connection we all share through food.
CUM-19 Cumberland 3
Laughing Stock Farm is located in Freeport. We have been growing vegetables commercially here for over 20 years and plant about 15 acres of vegetables. We grow year-round in 7 greenhouses and sell farm fresh products 50 weeks a year. We also have flowers, herbs, fruits, pigs, and laying hens. We are full time farmers and are looking for both season-long and year round-apprentices. We pay apprentices $11 to $12/hour, commensurate with experience and education.
CUM-24 Cumberland 1
Winslow Farm is an organic market farm located in west Falmouth cultivating about three acres of vegetables and fruit. Markets include local farmer’s markets, farm stand, CSA, restaurants, and Portland Food Co-op. Pick-your-own blueberries are the highlight of the season, yet the diversity of vegetables is overwhelming!
CUM-25 Cumberland Up to 4
Pine Root is a 12-acre farm located in beautiful Steep Falls, between Portland and the White Mountains. We grow a nice variety of vegetables, flowers, and herbs, sold through our on-site stand and farm share program, a city farmers market, and local wholesale accounts. We’re not organic, but embrace the label “(un)conventional”, meaning that our farm is treated as a community asset, our produce is accessible to all, and our practices are always evolving. We work closely with local food banks and food security groups. Apprentices work hard, are involved in every aspect of the business, and leave with a bad ice cream habit and plans to buy a tractor.
HAN-01 Hancock 4
Founded in 1974, 500 acres located down a dirt road 6 miles from the Blue Hill village. We are a diversified multi-generation family farm. Horse powered for tillage and woods work, by 4 Suffolk Punch work horses. 20 acres in tillage, with three hoop houses. We raise sheep, pigs, and chickens. MOFGA certified organic vegetables sold at the local farmers’ market, restaurants, local coop and our farm store. We produce our own hay and do some grain. We cut wood, do sled and wagon rides and have a composting program.
HAN-02 Hancock
Yellow Birch Farm is a family-run organic farm in Deer Isle, Maine with strong ties to the community. We produce a variety of vegetables and fruits as well as farmstead goat milk products including cheese, yogurt, caramel, and soap. We sell our own produce, eggs, and baked goods and other local products at our farm stand, and we provide vegetables and goat cheese to local restaurants and four local farmers’ markets. We also host farm dinners during the summer, featuring local chefs, which highlight the delicious bounty of the farm. The farm is made up of 52 acres of land including 40 acres of beautiful woods, home to one of the largest yellow birch trees in the country. About an acre of the farm is in full vegetable and fruit production, including fields and greenhouses. The farm is a dynamic place with many visitors coming to shop at the farm stand, check out the gallery, visit the goats, or walk down to see the yellow birch tree.
HAN-04 Hancock 3
We have a large well-established vegetable, berry, fruit, fruit tree garden where we also incubate mushrooms and bees. Other areas of the property feature extensive herbs, flowers and wild-harvest crops. We keep a flock of laying hens. The gardens are positioned near sculpture gardens and a gallery, offering views of Mount Desert Island and Taunton Bay. There is also opportunity for forestry projects and for learning administration and marketing through our non-profit.
HAN-06 Hancock 2-3
150 acre family-run, saltwater organic farm in downeast Maine. 2 acres intensively managed market gardens, hayfields, pastured land, and woodlot. Self-sufficient and growing for market. farmstore, farmers' market, CSA, restaurant accounts, and a mail order wreath & preserve business in fall. 3 horses, 2-3 cattle, 60+ egg layers, 150 meat chickens, 35 turkeys, 2 pigs, 9 sheep plus lambs, 8 ducks. Market garden, flowers, small fruits, herbs, dye plants. Horse and human power. Off grid solar power on property. Liberal views and music lovers.