Apple Creek Farm

Apple Creek Farm is an organic livestock farm in Bowdoinham Maine operated by Abby Sadauckas & Jake Galle.

Our farm is run primarily by Abby and Jake. Their roles support each other to ensure the smooth running of farm operations. Our employees assist with the day-to-day farm management and help complete projects that will support the farm over time. The farm markets diverse livestock products year-round at farmers’ markets, through CSAs and local foods markets. 2023 is the farm’s ninth season. The farm is located on two primary properties and leases additional acreage throughout Bowdoinham.

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538 Millay Rd., Bowdoinham ME 04008

Hours and Work Season

This position is part-time (20 hours) March – May. The position increases to full-time (40 hours) May – November. Our ideal schedule would be five 8-hour days Tuesday – Saturday. A two-week paid trial period will begin from date of hire. Starting hourly pay between $15-17 based on relevant experience.
This position is part-time and the bulk of hours are on the weekends. We guarantee 12 hours / week from June – December. Our ideal schedule would be Saturdays, 8 am – 12 noon; Sundays 10 am – 2 pm and 4 hours during the week. Schedule will be set monthly based on market needs and our scheduled event schedule.

If additional hours are desired, this position can be combined with our Part-time Farm Crew position. Starting hourly pay between $17-20 based on relevant experience.

Payment Type

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ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER – Starting hourly pay between $15-17 based on relevant experience.

MARKET CREW – Starting hourly pay between $17-20 based on relevant experience.

Job Description

Required Qualifications:
1. Interest in organic livestock farming
2. Enjoys animals, dogs in particular
3. Willingness to work within our farm system
4. Flexibility in working with diverse personalities

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Prior farm experience or comparable outdoor work
2. Experience working with livestock including cows, goats, sheep and/or poultry
3. Experience with pasture management and/or rotational grazing
4. Light carpentry and/or chainsaw experience

We are hiring for an assistant farm manager for the 2023 season, starting March 15 and ending November 1. This position will work closely with the farmers to complete all aspects of certified organic livestock, egg and hay production including:

• Perform daily livestock chores including feeding, watering and health monitoring
• Collect, wash, sort, and pack eggs for markets and wholesale accounts
• Assist with daily pasture rotations including setting up, taking down, moving, and electrifying temporary fences
• Assist with livestock healthcare throughout season (deworming, hoof trimming)
• Assist with hay production including tractor work, moving, and stacking bales
• Assist with construction projects including fencing, general carpentry, and painting
• Assist with brush and tree clearing
Required Qualifications:
1. Friendliness and enthusiasm for working with people
2. Ability to think on your feet and to solve problems in the moment
3. Desire to learn about our products and farm
4. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
5. Willingness to work outdoors – rain or shine

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Retail experience
2. Interest in cooking and food
3. Attention to detail and ability to remember names
4. Flexibility and ability to manage several tasks at once

We are hiring for a position on our market crew for the 2023 season, from June 1– December 1. This position will participate in weekly farmers’ markets, staff our farm store, assist with our egg enterprise, and sell the farm’s products at off-farm events. This position works closely with the farm owners to serve retail customers as well as the following:

• Assist with market set-up
• Greet customers and provide friendly and informed customer service
• Learn product offerings, usage, and pricing
• Make recommendations based on customer needs
• Perform retail sales using a point-of-sale system
• Monitor and record inventory
• Safely handle products to maintain quality of packaging and food safety
• Collect, wash, and package eggs

Successful Candidates Will…
● Have a positive outlook and sense of humor
● Exercise good judgment, demonstrate initiative and active engagement in the work;
● Work well independently and as a member of the farm crew;
● Demonstrate reliability, flexibility and punctuality;
● Practice strong communication skills;
● Have a desire to learn and to improve


-$35 worth of Apple Creek Farm meat and eggs each week
-Workers Compensation for all employees.
-One day, hands-on training in functional movement

What to Expect from Us (the farmers)

We love what we do and we value meaningful work. We provide all employees with a handbook that lays out farm policies, standard procedures and helpful information to prepare for a position at our farm

Application Details and Deadline

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled. Please visit our website for full job descriptions.
To Apply:
Please provide a resume or list of recent education and work experiences as well as brief letter of interest answering all the following questions:
Tell us about your previous experience(s) working outdoors
What interests you about this job?
What skills or qualities will you bring to our farm crew?
How many miles are you from our farm?

Please submit the above to [email protected] using the subject line- Assistant Farm Manager OR Market Crew, based on the position you’re applying to fill.

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