Little Ridge Farm

We are certified organic. Grow about 3 acres of veg with 1 in cover crop and 1 in fruit (raspberries & strawberries). We sell mostly through CSA. About 150 families come to the farm for a market-style CSA and about 25 families are customized pre-bagged shares (Weekly Summer Jun-Oct and 1/month Winter Nov-April). We do about 10,000lbs in wholesale and 1 restaurant. We are a hub for an online market called FarmDrop, where we bag customer orders every week throughout the year. We have 1 tractor. Use drip irrigation and some plastic mulch. We have 1 seedling house and 2 high tunnels for summer tomatoes and winter greens. May-Oct we have pastured pigs and July-Oct pastured turkeys.

Little Ridge Farm farm stand display.

Location

101 Gould Rd, Lisbon Falls, ME, USA

Hours and Work Season

part-time late April thru mid-November
8-5 M-F (we can make a schedule)
Potential winter work 1 day/week and 3 days/week on CSA pick up weeks (Nov-April)
Farm sitting/weekend work 1-2 times during the summer

Payment Type

Hourly

Pay

start $16 with potential increase

Job Description

1) Requirements/Qualifications
-ok to work outside in all weather
-ok to do physical activity
-ok to safely lift 40lbs
-ok to be on knees/bent over for several hours
-ok to drive a farm truck on the farm property
-be positive and open minded
-be willing to try new tasks
-be ok working in a team or solo
-have good communication skills

2) Responsibilities — specifics will vary from employee to employee based on interests, but all have these
-bring gear/clothing/boots/sunscreen/hat, whatever to make you comfortable
-be ready to work at given start time
-paying attention to farm elements (noticing if produce has been eaten/fence is not working, etc)
-seeding/transplanting/harvesting produce
-greenhouse seedling watering
-plastic mulch and drip tape laying
-basic irrigation set-up/running
-feeding/watering/caring for pigs, turkeys, ducks
-keeping an eye out for co-workers and farm animal (dogs and cats) safety
-taking care of farm equipment (cleaning hand tools/putting them back where they belong)
-helping to maintain communal gear (trashcans/port-a-potty/harvest knives/washing gloves…)
-greenhouse/barn clean-up (sweeping, trash, compost etc)

Optional responsibilities:
1) looking for a CSA manager for the customizable pre-bagged shares
2) irrigation “manager” (more focus on irrigation set up and running
3) write blog post/IG posts
4) building/fixing barns, hoop houses, animal pens, etc.
5) greenhouse seeding

Benefits

What to Expect from Us

once a month check-in
safe, organized work environment
good/clear communication on expectations
opportunity to explore interests/have responsibilities
work one-on-one for instruction and skill building

Application Details and Deadline

Please fill out this attached application. I will call for a quick phone interview. If it seems like a potential fit, we will have an unpaid 2 hour working interview/farm tour. We like to have our crew lined up by May, but feel free to drop an application anytime.

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