Peacemeal Farm

Peacemeal Farm is nestled in the Dixmont hills along the east branch of Martin Stream on 120 acres of fields, forest and marshland. The farm was started in the 1970s by back-to-the-landers and was one of the first farms certified organic by MOFGA. Today, we raise over 10 acres of a wide array of veggies that we sell at farmers’ markets in Belfast, Bangor and Orono, and at our weekly farmstand.
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Location

25 Peacemeal Ln, Dixmont, ME 04932

Hours and Work Season

40-50 hours/week, but we do hire part-time as needed
Monday-Friday (depending on the season, potential for weekend hours at market)
May/June to end of November

Payment Type

Hourly

Pay

Starting at $15

Job Description

The season starts in May with harvesting early crops, bed preparation in the high tunnels and transplanting seedlings out in the field, followed by lots and lots of weeding. Most of this work is done with hand tools and by hand. Tractors are used for field preparation, cultivation and some planting. Once the harvest season is in full swing, we are picking almost every morning and continuing with weed control. In September, our weekly harvests for markets continue, along with bringing in the fall crops for storage. These tasks are completed in all conditions, from hot and buggy to cold and rainy. Vegetable farming can be physically, as well as mentally challenging. Planting and weeding require bending, kneeling and using various hand tools for extended periods of time. Harvesting requires working on your knees, repetitive hand movements and heavy lifting.

The ideal candidates will poses the following:

1. A strong work ethic
2. Dependability
3. Physical/mental endurance for working long hours in all types of weather
4. Ability to maintain an efficient workflow for extended periods
5. Excellent attention to detail
6. Ability to maintain a positive attitude under stressful conditions
7. Good communication skills with the farm crew

Benefits

What to Expect from Us

We (Mark and Marcia) have been farming here since the early 2000s and are continually look towards improving efficiency and sustainability. Our goal is to provide our family, friends and local communities with fresh organic veggies and a great place to work. Despite the challenges of farming, we have fun accomplishing the many jobs we have each day. Everyone working on the crew takes pride in the tons of vegetables we manage to grow each year.

Application Details and Deadline

Email [email protected] for an application and/or more info.

Peacemeal Farm

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