Second Frost Farm

Second Frost Farm is a small scale, MOFGA certified organic diversified vegetable operation. The farm currently has one acre of land in vegetable production, including 4 unheated high tunnels, utilizing low-till farming practices. As we grow our business, we are committed to maintaining and enhancing the health of the land while providing nutritious food to our community. We currently participate in the Rockland Farmers’ Market May-October, the Belfast Farmers’ Market year round and sell produce to a few local restaurants/ catering companies. 2023 will be our ninth season.
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Location

554 Dickey Hill Rd Monroe, Maine

Hours and Work Season

FIELD CREW POSITION – FULL SEASON
Tuesday- Friday totaling 32- 36 hours/ week (yes- think 3 day weekend!) from early April – the end of October with the possibility of continuing on part-time for our winter greens season beginning in November.
HARVEST AND FARMERS’ MARKET CREW POSITION – PEAK SEASON:
Wednesday- Friday totaling 20-22 hours/ week from the beginning of June- the end of September (with the possibility of ending the season early to accommodate school schedules)
Payment Type

Payment Type

Hourly

Pay

Starts at $16/ hour

Job Description

FIELD CREW POSITION – FULL SEASON:

We are seeking two employees to join our full season field crew. Field crew works Tuesday- Friday totaling 32- 36 hours/ week (yes- think 3 day weekend!) from early April – the end of October with the possibility of continuing on part-time for our winter greens season beginning in November.

Field crew work includes a wide range of farm tasks including harvest, wash/pack, bed prep, transplanting, weeding, seedling production, pruning and trellising, tote/bin washing, etc.

In addition to on farm work, field crew may also work farmers’ markets and complete restaurant deliveries, both of which include driving our 10’ box truck (automatic). A complete list of farmers’ market duties is outlined below in the farmers’ market position description.

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HARVEST AND FARMERS’ MARKET CREW POSITION – PEAK SEASON:

We are seeking one employee to join our farm team Wednesday- Friday totaling 20-22 hours/ week from the beginning of June- the end of September (with the possibility of ending the season early to accommodate school schedules).

The Harvest and Farmers’ Market Position will include weekly harvest at the farm each Wednesday and working Farmers’ Markets Thursday (Rockland) and Friday (Belfast).

During the summer months the farmers’ markets we attend are bustling. Farmers’ market work consists of setting up the outdoor market stand, selling produce to customers in a busy retail setting, restocking the market stand, and packing the market stand back into the truck.

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Work days at the farm typically begin at 7am and end between 4 and 4:30pm including a paid 15 minute morning snack break and an unpaid half hour lunch break. Farmers’ Market work days may start earlier and end earlier depending on if you are scheduled to drive the box truck or meet the truck at market.

An ideal Candidate:

-brings a positive attitude

-is reliable and shows up on time

-is detail oriented

-communicates well, including listening to directions and advocating for their own needs

-works well as a team & stays motivated when working on their own

-comes motivated to develop new skills including efficiencies & good body mechanics

-is able to lift 50 lbs

-is willing and able to work outdoors in all the variety of weather a Maine summer brings

-has experience working on a farm or other relevant experience (ideal, but not necessary)

-is interested in contributing to our farm’s success

-has experience working farmers’ markets and/or equivalent fast-paced retail or restaurant setting (ideal, but not necessary)

-has a valid drivers license

Benefits

What to Expect from Us

Employees can expect us to care about them! We talk about healthy body mechanics. We check in to see how you are doing. We modify the days plans to account for extreme weather. We pay employees promptly. We provide workers comp. We give constructive feedback. We communicate on the fly, at morning meeting and at scheduled check ins. We are open to (and appreciate) hearing your ideas about what we can do to further improve your work experience. When we are out working in the field with you on a repetitive task, we love hearing an update from your reality tv binge.

Application Details and Deadline

How to Apply:

Please send us your resume, two work-related references and a cover letter describing why you would like to join our farm crew and what past experiences qualify you for the job.

[email protected]

Second Frost Farm, 554 Dickey Hill Rd, Monroe, Maine 04951

We strongly encourage applications from people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQ people, or those who are members of other marginalized communities.

We will accept applications until positions are filled. Thank you for your interest!

Second Frost Farm

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