Sheepscot General Farm

Sheepscot General is a MOFGA-certified organic vegetable farm and modern country store with a bakery and cafe. We are entering our twelfth season in business. We love our community and our customers. Our farm operation includes 1 acre of intensively managed vegetables, 3 high tunnels, larger field crops like pumpkins, onions, pick-your-own strawberries, and hemp. This position focuses on working alongside the vegetable production manager to implement the farm plan and maintain the store’s produce display.
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Location

98 Townhouse Rd Whitefield ME 04353

Hours and Work Season

40 hours (5 days)/week Work day 7AM-4PM. 1 hour unpaid lunch. Must be available to work Saturdays (some Saturdays off can happen with advanced notice) Sundays and Mondays off. Full time position begins April 1 and goes through the end of October. Potential for a winter position in the store.

Payment Type

Hourly

Pay

$17/hour

Job Description

– Three years farm experience is preferred

– Willingness to work both alone and with others while maintaining efficiency and focus

– Ability to work at a sustained quick pace throughout the day

– Comfortable communicating with a farm manager and a part-time harvest assistant. We are a small team and a lot of the time, we are working solo on separate tasks. We check in with each other many times throughout the day.

-Whether working solo or together, being comfortable reaching out to ask clarifying questions, asking for help when needed, checking in when something is taking longer than expected, and communicating when a task is not completed are all helpful in making the farm day run smoothly and efficiently.

-Comfortable communicating with store managers and staff about changes in the produce case in the store

-pays close attention to detail

-punctual and reliable

-ability to receive detailed verbal information about a task and then carry out the task to completion

-ability to receive a task list (verbal or written) and move through the list on your own (knowing you can always check in with any questions)

-enthusiasm and pride in what we do

-clear communication outside of the actual work is also important: time off requests with a good amount of notice, letting the farm know when you are running late, etc.

-willingness to work in various weather conditions

-ability to work physically each day. We occasionally need to lift 50lbs (though we try to use farm equipment to do most of our heavy lifting to maintain physical sustainability through the season)

Benefits

What to Expect from Us

We love what we do and love where we live.

Application Details and Deadline

Rolling application, no deadline. To apply, please reach out to [email protected] with your interest in working with us, your resume or work experience, and references.

Sheepscot General Farm

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