Dharma Farm

Dharma Farm produces vibrant, organic, veggies, herbs and seedlings. We are two farmers growing on two acres using no-till and bio-intensive methods to provide our community with year-round, nutrient dense food and medicine. We sell at two farmers’ markets and to our local co-ops, camps and restaurants.

Location

175 Calderwood Rd
Washington, ME 04574

Hours and Work Season

Full and part-time positions available. Our season runs Mid-April- October with possibility for hours into the Winter. We work 8 hour days with some seasonal variability, i.e longer harvest days in July and August.

Payment Type

Hourly

Pay

$13-$15/hr depending on experience

Job Description

Do you enjoy working with vegetables, flowers, and herbs? Are you motivated, hard-working and passionate about local food systems and organic, regenerative agriculture? If so, we are hiring for our 2022 crew and we may be farm for you!

An ideal candidates has/is:

One year of farm and/or relevant experience

Positive attitude

Excellent communication skills

Reliable/punctual

Drivers license and reliable transportation

Detail oriented, listens well, ask questions and follows directions closely

Strong work ethic/ownership of results

A willingness to work (and being prepared to work) in any and all weather

A desire to learn new skills

A willingness to learn, receive feedback about, and integrate efficiencies related to the task at hand

Desire to contribute to a positive and supportive farm crew

Is motivated to contribute to our farms success

Ability to work efficiently alone and with others

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Physical and mental endurance

A sense of humor

Job duties are diverse and varied but include:

Harvesting vegetables for farmers’ markets and wholesale accounts

Washing/Packing vegetables for markets/accounts

Bed prep (composting, amending, broadforking)

Direct Seeding and transplanting crops

Weeding/thinning/other cultivation

High tunnel pruning and trellising

Seedling production (seeding, potting up, tagging, organizing)

Setting up/breaking down infrastructure (irrigation, caterpillar tunnel, moving tarps, etc)

Deliveries

Farmers’ market help (setting up, selling, breaking down)

Benefits

What to Expect from Us

Dharma Farm is an inclusive workplace that offers respect, clear communication, and a supportive, positive, and fun environment in which to grow one’s farm skills and contribute to a robust local food system. We enjoy sharing our farming knowledge and the fruits of our labor with deep conversations in the field, belly laughs in the wash station, and delicious pot-luck lunches with the crew. ​

Application Details and Deadline

To apply, please send a resume, 3 references, and a cover letter telling us why you would be a good fit to:
[email protected]
Applications due 3/31/22
We take Covid-19 protocols seriously and expect to continue following the current health and safety recommendations for the 2022 season in order to keep the farm, our crew, and our customers safe and healthy.

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