Daisychain Farm LLC

We are an organic fruit farm in mid-coast Maine. Our focus is You-Pick strawberries and raspberries, plus fresh-eating and hard cider apples sold to local farm stands and cider makers. We are a small family farm on 64 acres of woods and fields with 5-6 acres cultivated in mostly perennial crops. Our minor crops include peaches, pears, pumpkins, asparagus, rhubarb, plums. This is our 9th season growing in Belfast. We typically have 2-3 employees working May-August with part time work available in April, September and October. Our mission is to build soil and climate resilience, to feed our neighbors nutritious delicious fruit, and to connect the community to farming.

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Location

102 Tufts Rd
Belfast, ME
04915

Hours and Work Season

Start time varies seasonally, days and hours are negotiable. M-F work days starting in the morning strongly preferred. 16-30hrs/week

Sample Monday-Friday 6 hour schedule:
8am start,10am 15min paid break, 12pm 30min unpaid lunch break 2:30pm done. On some hot days, afternoon work can be from 4-6 instead of 12:30-2:30

Payment Type

Hourly

Pay

$16-17/hr depending on experience

Job Description

Qualifications
-Able to work alone or with a small team for hours at a time and be focused, with efficient pace and consistent output
-An excellent communicator who uses a cell phone to check in with farmer as questions come up, updates farmer during workday
-Able to take in detailed directions, achieves the right degree of precision with as much speed as possible
-Solves problems independently and then checks with farmer before proceeding
-Able to lift and carry 50lb repeatedly and do physical work in hot or cold outdoor conditions for hours at a time (ex. shovel mulch from a wheelbarrow, weed on hands and knees, move silage tarps and sand bags, dig tree planting holes)
-Experienced with farm work and/or other physical fast-paced work or sports a plus
-Loves to learn
*Has a positive attitude*

Responsibilities
Farm hands will work with the farmers to care for apples, peaches, raspberries, strawberries etc. Tasks include weeding by hand and with hand tools, shoveling mulch, harvesting produce, moving supplies, potentially helping check out customers during strawberry season, maintaining irrigation drip tape etc (all of the above can be taught).

Benefits

What to Expect from Us

We are happy to teach the how and the why of our farming. In addition to growing food we are actively restoring the natural habitats on our land through invasive species removal and promoting biodiversity with native wildflower meadows and more. We value communication and are available to help answer questions. We pay through direct deposit twice a month.

Application Details and Deadline

Send resume, references and cover letter to [email protected]
Include your days and hours of availability and how many hours/week you are looking for, plus start and end dates
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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