Ironwood Farm

We are a horse, human, and tractor powered vegetable farm in the hills of central Maine. With the help of our draft horses, fabulous staff, and enthusiastic farm dog–we grow eight acres of MOFGA Certified Organic vegetables that we sell to coops and small grocery stores across the state. While we take particular joy growing salad, our diverse offerings allow us to have produce for sale winter, spring, summer and fall.

As farmers, we take great pride in the quality of our produce, and the care we take of our land, animals and employees. Our goal as business owners is to operate in a way that nourishes our family, and staff physically, socially and financially — sustainable, and reasonable year round work, equitable pay, and lots of room to innovate and grow.

If you love working hard, have significant vegetable experience, enjoy being on an efficient and skilled crew, and also having time to enjoy your non-farm life—this might be the farm for you!

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Location

292 Bog Road Albion, ME 04910

Hours and Work Season

Folks interested must be able to work Thursdays and Fridays with a minimum commitment of 3 days/wk.

Our winter days run 8-4pm, In the growing season, we work Monday through Friday, 7am-4pm. Applicants who plan to stick around for the coming growing season are given preference. We are a year round operation.

Payment Type

Hourly

Pay

Positions start at $17.50/hr

Job Description

Ironwood Farm is hiring for a part time position on their winter farm team. This position would start immediately, and carry on with us into our winter growing season.

Our winter days are filled with construction projects, tending our greenhouses, washing and packing produce, and planning for the coming season. This individual will fall into step beside the farm owners and current staff in those pursuits, with varied work and lots of opportunities to learn.

We are a small but mighty crew of highly motivated, ambitious farmers. Each individual’s role on the farm is crafted based around their skills, interests and the needs of the farm at the moment. Individual’s positions are designed to give a more in-depth farming experience than your average farm job, spread out the day-to-day responsibilities of the running the farm, and create jobs with lots of room for folks to grow as farmers.

Applicants who have commercial vegetable experience are strongly preferred, but it isn’t required. There is lots of opportunity for individuals who’ve spent time working on other farms to step into leadership roles here, and be compensated as such.

Benefits

What to Expect from Us

Employees can expect weekly, prompt payment via direct deposit, regular constructive feedback on their work, scheduled space to give feedback to the farmers and the group and a loving, supportive work environment.

Application Details and Deadline

Rolling applications, no deadline but job starts ASAP. Please send a letter describing why you are a good fit for this job, a resume of relevant work experience with three work references to [email protected]

Ironwood Farm

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